The island shot to fame after serving as the backdrop for much of the hit Hollywood film Captain Corelli's Mandolin, capitalising on Kefalonia’s diverse and dramatic landscapes to create an idyllic setting for the big screen.
The weather will be the first treat, hitting a sizzling 30C in the summer months, promising that you get your tan coming along nicely as you spread out on the soft sands with nothing but a good book for company.
For a romantic day on the beach, try Platia Ammos Beach in Lixouri for a secluded cove with stunning sunsets and frequently named the most beautiful beach in all of Kefalonia. Anywhere with the same name as a cocktail is a great night guarantee, and this infamous beach resort is no exception.
the main street is bursting with bars and restaurants there is no shortage of island entertainment here.
There are plenty of places just off shore to explore with a snorkel, and a waterproof camera will make your family holiday that much more memorable.
Petani Beach in Lixouri also has fun aquatic sports for older children.