Guidebook for Sami

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Guidebook for Sami

Food Scene

Located on the harbour of Sami serves grill meat, chicken, gyros, kebabs, souvlaki ,snacks...
Mangiare
Located on the harbour of Sami serves grill meat, chicken, gyros, kebabs, souvlaki ,snacks...
Greek Grill house, fresh gyros,Kebaps, homemade pies, salads.Taka taka mam is on the main strip of restaurants in Sami.Trip advisor rewarded 2017.
Taka taka mam
Greek Grill house, fresh gyros,Kebaps, homemade pies, salads.Taka taka mam is on the main strip of restaurants in Sami.Trip advisor rewarded 2017.
Italian pizza, pasta and more...
riviera restaurant cafe
20 EO Argostoliou Samis
Italian pizza, pasta and more...
Spathis Cafè Bakery Patisserie
Traditional Greek cuisine.
Finikas restaurant
Traditional Greek cuisine.
Lovely setting sitting in the bay on stilts! Fresh Fish and Sea Food, Traditional special dishes | meze.
Kyani Akti
Lovely setting sitting in the bay on stilts! Fresh Fish and Sea Food, Traditional special dishes | meze.
The location is very scenic and the restaurant offers a great variety of items. Excellent Seafood
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Vinaries
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The location is very scenic and the restaurant offers a great variety of items. Excellent Seafood
Dining Restaurant. International cuisine.The tables are right by the sea.
Il Familia
Dining Restaurant. International cuisine.The tables are right by the sea.
Fish and greek traditional cuisine.The outdoor tables are situated at the port close to the sea.
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Paradise Beach Restaurant
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Fish and greek traditional cuisine.The outdoor tables are situated at the port close to the sea.
Platanos Traditional Restaurant
Great local cuisine

Sightseeing

Cave of the Nymphs, a cave of unique beauty 350m long, 40m wide and 36m high. It constitutes of an unique geological phenomenon. Seawater disappear into swallow holes near Argostoli and appear again after 15 days as brackwater in the cave’s lake which is situated 30cm above sea level. The cave is shaped lika a B and a part of the roof has collapsed about threethousand years ago. Steps and a manmade tunnel lead down to the cave and small boats take you around the lake to admire the wonderful colours of the lake.
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Melissani Lake Cave
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Cave of the Nymphs, a cave of unique beauty 350m long, 40m wide and 36m high. It constitutes of an unique geological phenomenon. Seawater disappear into swallow holes near Argostoli and appear again after 15 days as brackwater in the cave’s lake which is situated 30cm above sea level. The cave is shaped lika a B and a part of the roof has collapsed about threethousand years ago. Steps and a manmade tunnel lead down to the cave and small boats take you around the lake to admire the wonderful colours of the lake.
This stunning cave opened to the public in 1963 and was discovered about 300 years ago. It is about 150 million years old and has a constant temperature of 18*C. It is about 60m deep and the arched ceiling is 20m high. Many steps are leading down to the cave. Once inside the cave you will be impressed of the huge chamber with its Stalagtites and Stalagmites formed in thousands of years. It is also famous for its excellent acustics. Several concerts have taken place in the cave. Even famous Opera singer Maria Callas gave her appearance. It is only possible to visit the first part of the cave.
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Drogarati cave
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This stunning cave opened to the public in 1963 and was discovered about 300 years ago. It is about 150 million years old and has a constant temperature of 18*C. It is about 60m deep and the arched ceiling is 20m high. Many steps are leading down to the cave. Once inside the cave you will be impressed of the huge chamber with its Stalagtites and Stalagmites formed in thousands of years. It is also famous for its excellent acustics. Several concerts have taken place in the cave. Even famous Opera singer Maria Callas gave her appearance. It is only possible to visit the first part of the cave.
Assos is one of Kefalonia’s most beautiful and picturesque villages. It is located 37 km. from Argostoli and it belongs to the Municipality of Erisos. It was named after the sailors from Assos in the Asia Minor, who used the area as a passing. The permanent inhabitants of the area aren’t more than 25 residents these days. Still, it is one of the most beautiful places of the island and from Easter onwards, tourists from Greece and abroad swarm the area. A visitor can witness one of the most beautiful sunsets from the castle of the area, because due to its location, the view of the sun is as it falls on the waters of the Ionian is majestic. The beaches with blue waters- some of which are acce
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Asos
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Assos is one of Kefalonia’s most beautiful and picturesque villages. It is located 37 km. from Argostoli and it belongs to the Municipality of Erisos. It was named after the sailors from Assos in the Asia Minor, who used the area as a passing. The permanent inhabitants of the area aren’t more than 25 residents these days. Still, it is one of the most beautiful places of the island and from Easter onwards, tourists from Greece and abroad swarm the area. A visitor can witness one of the most beautiful sunsets from the castle of the area, because due to its location, the view of the sun is as it falls on the waters of the Ionian is majestic. The beaches with blue waters- some of which are acce
Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia since 1757 with a population of about 10.600 people. The town is situated in a sheltered bay. It has a very attractive promenade with palm trees along the harbor front and the main square has plenty of cafe bars and restaurants. One of the view historical monuments left is the Drapano bridge which was built in the period of the British rule. The “Lithostroto”, the pedestrian street invites you to enjoy the local shops and invites you to have a small look into the local life.
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Argostolion
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Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia since 1757 with a population of about 10.600 people. The town is situated in a sheltered bay. It has a very attractive promenade with palm trees along the harbor front and the main square has plenty of cafe bars and restaurants. One of the view historical monuments left is the Drapano bridge which was built in the period of the British rule. The “Lithostroto”, the pedestrian street invites you to enjoy the local shops and invites you to have a small look into the local life.
Fiscardo is a picturesque and beautiful Greek harbour village on the Northern tip of Kefalonia, largest of the seven Ionian islands. Of the approximate 365 villages on this large and diverse island, Fiscardo is unique in that it was left virtually undamaged during the great earthquake of 1953,that ruined most of the historic buildings on Kefalonia. Fiscardo at night takes on an entirely different perspective. The lights, the old buildings, cafes, bars and restaurants all combine to provide a magical Mediterranean atmosphere. Of all the villages on Kefalonia, Fiscardo stands out as having a unique ambience, especially on a summer evening.
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Fiskardo
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Fiscardo is a picturesque and beautiful Greek harbour village on the Northern tip of Kefalonia, largest of the seven Ionian islands. Of the approximate 365 villages on this large and diverse island, Fiscardo is unique in that it was left virtually undamaged during the great earthquake of 1953,that ruined most of the historic buildings on Kefalonia. Fiscardo at night takes on an entirely different perspective. The lights, the old buildings, cafes, bars and restaurants all combine to provide a magical Mediterranean atmosphere. Of all the villages on Kefalonia, Fiscardo stands out as having a unique ambience, especially on a summer evening.
No trip to Kefalonia is complete without a cruise to Ithaca, the island named after Ithacos, son of Poseidon, God of the sea. Spending one day in Odysseus homeland, departing from the cosmopolitan port of Sami, you will be surprised just how much you can see and experience in one day! Sit back and enjoy the scenery of the beautiful island waterways, on our new traditional cruise ship Sami Star I. Combine that with sparkling, emerald waters fresh salt air and soft summer breezes that inspired Homer in the past. Discover hidden, unspoilt beaches with crystal, sapphire waters, moor harbors untouched by ferries, anchor in bays inaccessible to cars, taste the Greek cuisine in local tavernas.
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Ithaca
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No trip to Kefalonia is complete without a cruise to Ithaca, the island named after Ithacos, son of Poseidon, God of the sea. Spending one day in Odysseus homeland, departing from the cosmopolitan port of Sami, you will be surprised just how much you can see and experience in one day! Sit back and enjoy the scenery of the beautiful island waterways, on our new traditional cruise ship Sami Star I. Combine that with sparkling, emerald waters fresh salt air and soft summer breezes that inspired Homer in the past. Discover hidden, unspoilt beaches with crystal, sapphire waters, moor harbors untouched by ferries, anchor in bays inaccessible to cars, taste the Greek cuisine in local tavernas.
Saint Theodore Lighthouse

Parks & Nature

The Ainos Mountain range, which has a crest of approximately 14 km and has a south easterly direction, overlooks the island. Its wealth of native and rare species of flora and fauna, but also the need to protect the Cephalonian fir-free forest (black fir-tree, abies cephalonica) led to a large area of the mountain being designated as a National Park in 1962. The National park has an area of 2.862 hectares.The national park of Mount Ainos features a rich array of flora and fauna and is home to the wild horses of Ainos. The mountain's trails are a hiker's paradise, revealing rare specimens of flowers and trees, reptiles and small animals, hidden lakes and caves, all waiting to be explored.
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Mount Ainos
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The Ainos Mountain range, which has a crest of approximately 14 km and has a south easterly direction, overlooks the island. Its wealth of native and rare species of flora and fauna, but also the need to protect the Cephalonian fir-free forest (black fir-tree, abies cephalonica) led to a large area of the mountain being designated as a National Park in 1962. The National park has an area of 2.862 hectares.The national park of Mount Ainos features a rich array of flora and fauna and is home to the wild horses of Ainos. The mountain's trails are a hiker's paradise, revealing rare specimens of flowers and trees, reptiles and small animals, hidden lakes and caves, all waiting to be explored.
From the large town of Sami a small road leads to Antisamos, an elliptic pebbled beach that is surrounded by vendurous mountain slopes. Understandably, the coast of Antisamos constituted the natural setting for the movie ‘’Captain Corelli’s mandolin’’. The view from above takes your breath away! This is the only organized beach in the broader area and comprises of a beach bar, abundant deckchairs and umbrellas, sea-bicycles, canoe and kayak and in combination with its easy access, it is rather appealing and frequented during the summer.
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Antisamos Beach
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From the large town of Sami a small road leads to Antisamos, an elliptic pebbled beach that is surrounded by vendurous mountain slopes. Understandably, the coast of Antisamos constituted the natural setting for the movie ‘’Captain Corelli’s mandolin’’. The view from above takes your breath away! This is the only organized beach in the broader area and comprises of a beach bar, abundant deckchairs and umbrellas, sea-bicycles, canoe and kayak and in combination with its easy access, it is rather appealing and frequented during the summer.
This beach is one of the most beautiful and dramatic beaches in Greece you must not miss. It lies between the feet of two mountains. It has a long beach with white shingle and backed by steep cliffs of limestone. The colours of the sea can change from deep blue to white. The view high above is truly unforgettable.The transparent waters, white sand and small white pebbles, no doubt classes Myrtos beach as the most beautiful beach on the island with extremely deep waters (at a distance of 2 m from the shore, you’re in open waters!). From high up the stunning turquoise scenery can be seen for miles Don't miss the sunset.
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Myrtos Beach
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This beach is one of the most beautiful and dramatic beaches in Greece you must not miss. It lies between the feet of two mountains. It has a long beach with white shingle and backed by steep cliffs of limestone. The colours of the sea can change from deep blue to white. The view high above is truly unforgettable.The transparent waters, white sand and small white pebbles, no doubt classes Myrtos beach as the most beautiful beach on the island with extremely deep waters (at a distance of 2 m from the shore, you’re in open waters!). From high up the stunning turquoise scenery can be seen for miles Don't miss the sunset.
The Katavothres, which are situated near the lighthouse of Aghioi Theodoroi. These are caves, where the sea waters enter and pass through them reaching Sami at the other side of the island after a 14 day journey. Katavothres is a geological phenomenon.
Katavothres Sea Mill
The Katavothres, which are situated near the lighthouse of Aghioi Theodoroi. These are caves, where the sea waters enter and pass through them reaching Sami at the other side of the island after a 14 day journey. Katavothres is a geological phenomenon.
The red sand on Xi beach offers unique scenery to visitors. The beach was given this anme due to its strange shape, which resembles the respective letter in the Greek alphabet, and stretches from Mega Lakkou beach until way passed Kounopetra. In the winter the landscape offers a wild beauty, whereas in the summer it glows and buzzes with life. The beach has an organized infrastructure for many water sports, a beach bar, deckchairs and umbrellas and is ideal for the younger swimmers due to its waters being shallow and warm. Furthermore, from Xi beach you can visit ‘’Vardianoi’’, the islet in front of it, by boat.
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Xi Beach
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The red sand on Xi beach offers unique scenery to visitors. The beach was given this anme due to its strange shape, which resembles the respective letter in the Greek alphabet, and stretches from Mega Lakkou beach until way passed Kounopetra. In the winter the landscape offers a wild beauty, whereas in the summer it glows and buzzes with life. The beach has an organized infrastructure for many water sports, a beach bar, deckchairs and umbrellas and is ideal for the younger swimmers due to its waters being shallow and warm. Furthermore, from Xi beach you can visit ‘’Vardianoi’’, the islet in front of it, by boat.
The beautiful Petani beach is situated on the western side of the Paliki peninsula and for many it is the rival of Myrtos beach! From high up, the landscape resembles a portrait, whilst access can be gained either by boat or on foot. A section of the beach has deckchairs and umbrellas, while the area is famous for its fish tavernas.
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Petani Beach
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The beautiful Petani beach is situated on the western side of the Paliki peninsula and for many it is the rival of Myrtos beach! From high up, the landscape resembles a portrait, whilst access can be gained either by boat or on foot. A section of the beach has deckchairs and umbrellas, while the area is famous for its fish tavernas.
Makris Yialos with its fine golden sand still remains an easily accessible dreamy beach. This is one of the most organized beaches on the island. It is suitable for those that want to combine entertainment, relaxation and recreation given that it has a life-guard, beach bars, abundant deckchairs and umbrellas, a volley-ball court, specially designed area for beach racket ball as well as facilities and equipment for water sports.
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Makris Gialos Beach
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Makris Yialos with its fine golden sand still remains an easily accessible dreamy beach. This is one of the most organized beaches on the island. It is suitable for those that want to combine entertainment, relaxation and recreation given that it has a life-guard, beach bars, abundant deckchairs and umbrellas, a volley-ball court, specially designed area for beach racket ball as well as facilities and equipment for water sports.

Everything Else

Agia Efimia, is a very beautiful little fishing village on the east coast surrounded by mountains. The harbor was in older times very important and nowadays very popular for yacht owners having a rest at this idyllic spot. The village has taverns and cafeterias, each with its own special food.
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Agia Effimia
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Agia Efimia, is a very beautiful little fishing village on the east coast surrounded by mountains. The harbor was in older times very important and nowadays very popular for yacht owners having a rest at this idyllic spot. The village has taverns and cafeterias, each with its own special food.
Skala is an ideal resort for walkers who can discover a wealth of natural beauty in the surrounding countryside and wonder at the Roman mosaic floors found in the middle of a sun-lit olive grove. The local scuba diving school Bubbles offers various diving programs for young and old and organises snorkelling trips. Take a trip on the local glass bottom boat Nautilus. Cruises set off at mid-day and take about an hour with small groups.Take the Skala train from the village square and for 3.50 euro for the half an hour journey, you can travel in leisurely style along the coast to San Georgio Hotel.monitored by a local turtle protection group destinations.
San Giorgio Hotel
Skala is an ideal resort for walkers who can discover a wealth of natural beauty in the surrounding countryside and wonder at the Roman mosaic floors found in the middle of a sun-lit olive grove. The local scuba diving school Bubbles offers various diving programs for young and old and organises snorkelling trips. Take a trip on the local glass bottom boat Nautilus. Cruises set off at mid-day and take about an hour with small groups.Take the Skala train from the village square and for 3.50 euro for the half an hour journey, you can travel in leisurely style along the coast to San Georgio Hotel.monitored by a local turtle protection group destinations.
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Gentilini Winery & Vineyards
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Haritatos Estate

Entertainment & Activities

Yellow boats rental services at the main jetty of agia efimia's harbour. Spend all day exporing secluded beaches and wonderful coves, accessible only bt boat. Enjoy the sun, the sea and experience the adventure.
YELLOW Boats
Yellow boats rental services at the main jetty of agia efimia's harbour. Spend all day exporing secluded beaches and wonderful coves, accessible only bt boat. Enjoy the sun, the sea and experience the adventure.
Boats with which you can visit the beautiful secluded bays and beaches just north of Agia Efimia village, which can only reached by boat. All the boats are fully cushioned, they all have a proper canopy, a ladder at the back of the boat and they all come with a cooler box and a beach umbrella.
Boulevard Boat Hire
Boats with which you can visit the beautiful secluded bays and beaches just north of Agia Efimia village, which can only reached by boat. All the boats are fully cushioned, they all have a proper canopy, a ladder at the back of the boat and they all come with a cooler box and a beach umbrella.
Take your chance and get of the beaten path. With the donkeys Grisella and Wiolätta you can discover the beauty and history of Kefalonia the traditional way. Enjoy amazing views over the bay of Sami, evergreen valleys of the area and dive into the history of the island.
Donkey Trekking Kefalonia
Take your chance and get of the beaten path. With the donkeys Grisella and Wiolätta you can discover the beauty and history of Kefalonia the traditional way. Enjoy amazing views over the bay of Sami, evergreen valleys of the area and dive into the history of the island.
Extreme Watersports is located in the most beautiful beach in Kefalonia Island. Antisamos Beach is a pure and virgin place with amazing water and natural beauty.
Extreme Watersports Antisamos
Extreme Watersports is located in the most beautiful beach in Kefalonia Island. Antisamos Beach is a pure and virgin place with amazing water and natural beauty.
Great dive centre in Agia Efimia.
AQUATIC SCUBA DIVING CLUB
Great dive centre in Agia Efimia.
Sea Kayaking Kefalonia, Greece

Arts & Culture

Sacred Monastery of Agios Gerasimos of Kefalonia
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Drinks & Nightlife

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Katavothres Club Restaurant
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