Lida's Guide

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Lida's Guide

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Agia Efimia is a charming little harbour with lovely taverns, cafés, and shops, looking across the sea to the neighbouring island of Ithaca. The sailing boats, which moor here in the summer, add maritime and Mediterranean flair to the village. Surrounding Agia Efimia there are numerous little white pebble coves with crystal clear water, ideal for snorkelling. For those interested there is a professional diving school based in the village, and also small motorboats and catamarans available for hire. It is strongly recommended to rent a motorboat and visit the idyllic, isolated coves between Agia Efimia and Fiskardo, which are accessible only by boat. Furthermore, you can take a boat and visit the beautiful island of Ithaca for a day. In the summer, the village awakes and offers its guests a warm hospitality and authentic Greek life. The small taverns open, lively discussions resume in the "Kafenios", the promenade becomes coloured, and everybody enjoys the most beautiful days of the year in a harmonious and authentically Greek atmosphere.
Agia Efimia
Agia Efimia is a charming little harbour with lovely taverns, cafés, and shops, looking across the sea to the neighbouring island of Ithaca. The sailing boats, which moor here in the summer, add maritime and Mediterranean flair to the village. Surrounding Agia Efimia there are numerous little white pebble coves with crystal clear water, ideal for snorkelling. For those interested there is a professional diving school based in the village, and also small motorboats and catamarans available for hire. It is strongly recommended to rent a motorboat and visit the idyllic, isolated coves between Agia Efimia and Fiskardo, which are accessible only by boat. Furthermore, you can take a boat and visit the beautiful island of Ithaca for a day. In the summer, the village awakes and offers its guests a warm hospitality and authentic Greek life. The small taverns open, lively discussions resume in the "Kafenios", the promenade becomes coloured, and everybody enjoys the most beautiful days of the year in a harmonious and authentically Greek atmosphere.
The harbour of Sami is a little fishing village, unspoilt and tranquil with an authentically Greek atmosphere. With several little taverns, cafés, shopping facilities, car rental offers its guests everything they may need during the holidays. The region around Sami has a breathtaking natural beauty and hides numerous worth seeing places, such as: The Melissani Lake (= blue cave), approx. 2 km from Sami: A boat trip on its bluish green water is a wonderful experience. Depending on the time of the day the water colour changes as the sunbeams hit it from different angles. The Natural Lake of Karavomylos, approx. 2 km from Sami: a dreamy place with a friendly tavern looking across the sea to Ithaca. Drogaratti Cave (150 Mill. years old), approx. 4 km from Sami: From a natural balcony, which resulted from the collapse of the cave roof, you can survey an area of approx. 100 m² with rare stalactites and stalagmites. The monastery of Agrilion or Grilia, approx. 2 km from Sami: with superb views over the Ionian See, the neighbouring Island Ithaca and the magnificent beach of Antisamos.
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Sami
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The harbour of Sami is a little fishing village, unspoilt and tranquil with an authentically Greek atmosphere. With several little taverns, cafés, shopping facilities, car rental offers its guests everything they may need during the holidays. The region around Sami has a breathtaking natural beauty and hides numerous worth seeing places, such as: The Melissani Lake (= blue cave), approx. 2 km from Sami: A boat trip on its bluish green water is a wonderful experience. Depending on the time of the day the water colour changes as the sunbeams hit it from different angles. The Natural Lake of Karavomylos, approx. 2 km from Sami: a dreamy place with a friendly tavern looking across the sea to Ithaca. Drogaratti Cave (150 Mill. years old), approx. 4 km from Sami: From a natural balcony, which resulted from the collapse of the cave roof, you can survey an area of approx. 100 m² with rare stalactites and stalagmites. The monastery of Agrilion or Grilia, approx. 2 km from Sami: with superb views over the Ionian See, the neighbouring Island Ithaca and the magnificent beach of Antisamos.
A romantic, little village with a few friendly taverns and a Venetian castle built in the 13th century. There is a path leading uphill to the castle (highly recommended) with lovely views to the coastline and the blue Ionian Sea.
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Asos
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A romantic, little village with a few friendly taverns and a Venetian castle built in the 13th century. There is a path leading uphill to the castle (highly recommended) with lovely views to the coastline and the blue Ionian Sea.
The cosmopolitan yachting village in the North of the island, with some exquisite taverns, cafés, bars and shops. It´s a popular destination also for sailors and in the high season it´s a pleasure to walk along the promenade and admire the luxury yachts mooring here.
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Fiskardo
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The cosmopolitan yachting village in the North of the island, with some exquisite taverns, cafés, bars and shops. It´s a popular destination also for sailors and in the high season it´s a pleasure to walk along the promenade and admire the luxury yachts mooring here.
Melissani is an underground lake nearby Sami. A boat trip on its bluish green water is a unique experience. Depending on the time of the day the water colour changes as the sunbeams hit it from different angles.
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Melissani Lake Cave
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Melissani is an underground lake nearby Sami. A boat trip on its bluish green water is a unique experience. Depending on the time of the day the water colour changes as the sunbeams hit it from different angles.
From a natural balcony, which resulted from the collapse of the cave roof, you can survey an area of approx. 100 m² with rare stalactites and stalagmites. The hall is about 40 km long with excellent acoustics and sometimes concerts are here organised.
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Drogarati cave
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From a natural balcony, which resulted from the collapse of the cave roof, you can survey an area of approx. 100 m² with rare stalactites and stalagmites. The hall is about 40 km long with excellent acoustics and sometimes concerts are here organised.
Argostoli is the capital of the island Kefalonia: a lovely central square with numerous cafés, bars and restaurants, a colourful promenade with its local fish and vegetable market und a pedestrian street with several little shops invite to spend here a day.
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Argostolion
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Argostoli is the capital of the island Kefalonia: a lovely central square with numerous cafés, bars and restaurants, a colourful promenade with its local fish and vegetable market und a pedestrian street with several little shops invite to spend here a day.
The village of Makriotika is situated 5km from the picturesque port of Agia Efimia, framed by high mountains, on a height of more than 200 metres. The Kefalonians call it "The balcony of Pylaros", as it offers, indeed, a fascinating view across the wide valley of Pylaros: the harbour of Agia Efimia, the sea, the surrounding high mountains and the small traditional villages. Across the water, you can see Ithaca and some days you can even make out the mountains of Peloponnes. Makriotika is located in the centre of the island, and is thus an ideal base for exploring the island. Here you can taste the flavour of the authentic Greek life. A nice "Platia" (village square), small red-roofed houses with flower-filled terraces, a traditional café, a friendly tavern, a mini-market, a school and - as in each Greek village - a church. In the summer, the Platia is filled with playing children, native and emigrant Kefalonians and tourists.
Makryotika
The village of Makriotika is situated 5km from the picturesque port of Agia Efimia, framed by high mountains, on a height of more than 200 metres. The Kefalonians call it "The balcony of Pylaros", as it offers, indeed, a fascinating view across the wide valley of Pylaros: the harbour of Agia Efimia, the sea, the surrounding high mountains and the small traditional villages. Across the water, you can see Ithaca and some days you can even make out the mountains of Peloponnes. Makriotika is located in the centre of the island, and is thus an ideal base for exploring the island. Here you can taste the flavour of the authentic Greek life. A nice "Platia" (village square), small red-roofed houses with flower-filled terraces, a traditional café, a friendly tavern, a mini-market, a school and - as in each Greek village - a church. In the summer, the Platia is filled with playing children, native and emigrant Kefalonians and tourists.

Gastroszene

The traditional tavern Black Sheep in Potamianata with delicious grilled meat specialities and several Greek dishes (in the high season a reservation is recommended; tel. +30 26740 61663)
The Black Sheep, Grill House
The traditional tavern Black Sheep in Potamianata with delicious grilled meat specialities and several Greek dishes (in the high season a reservation is recommended; tel. +30 26740 61663)
Traditional tavern loved by the insiders for its tasteful, authentic food with delicious homemade Kefalonian food and grilled meats (in the high season a reservation is recommended; tel. +30 26740 61744)
Maklithari Taverna
Traditional tavern loved by the insiders for its tasteful, authentic food with delicious homemade Kefalonian food and grilled meats (in the high season a reservation is recommended; tel. +30 26740 61744)
At the very end of the promenade of Agia Efimia; the best place to relax and enjoy your meal with fantastic views over the sea and the neighbour island of Ithaca; simple dishes but excellent homemade Kefalonian food and fish
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Paradise Beach Restaurant
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At the very end of the promenade of Agia Efimia; the best place to relax and enjoy your meal with fantastic views over the sea and the neighbour island of Ithaca; simple dishes but excellent homemade Kefalonian food and fish
Located on the promenade just after the Hotel Odyssey with fantastic sea views; a very good restaurant with numerous menu choices combining a modern, creative Greek and international cuisine (a reservation is recommended; tel. +30 26740 23855)
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Sea-Rock-ws
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Located on the promenade just after the Hotel Odyssey with fantastic sea views; a very good restaurant with numerous menu choices combining a modern, creative Greek and international cuisine (a reservation is recommended; tel. +30 26740 23855)
Located on the promenade, just opposite the “Yellow Boats” rental; the best restaurant if you like fish; lovely sea views and friendly stuff
Poseidon Restaurant
Located on the promenade, just opposite the “Yellow Boats” rental; the best restaurant if you like fish; lovely sea views and friendly stuff
Located on the promenade, this restaurant is the best place to relax and follow the busy maritime life of Agia Efimia. There are numerous menu choices more international style cuisine and a professional service.
Finikas restaurant
Located on the promenade, this restaurant is the best place to relax and follow the busy maritime life of Agia Efimia. There are numerous menu choices more international style cuisine and a professional service.
At the entry of Agia Efimia, left side, with simple but excellent Greek cuisine, especially recommended for cooked dishes.
Pergola
At the entry of Agia Efimia, left side, with simple but excellent Greek cuisine, especially recommended for cooked dishes.

Beaches

Myrtos is the most famous and most impressive beach of Kefalonia. The views from above towards Myrtos beach with its turquoise water and white sand are breathtaking: a must for everyone!
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Myrtos Beach
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Myrtos is the most famous and most impressive beach of Kefalonia. The views from above towards Myrtos beach with its turquoise water and white sand are breathtaking: a must for everyone!
Antisamos is a spectacular and sheltered beach with emerald green waters in a picturesque setting, nearby Sami. The calm and crystal sea is great for swimming and snorkelling. However, the beach becomes quite crowded during the high season (July & August). Water sports offered
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Paralia Antisamos
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Antisamos is a spectacular and sheltered beach with emerald green waters in a picturesque setting, nearby Sami. The calm and crystal sea is great for swimming and snorkelling. However, the beach becomes quite crowded during the high season (July & August). Water sports offered
Little known rustic beach experience, a taste of Greek beach life that has remained unchanged for generations. Highly recommended: A lunch of locally caught fish and own naturally cultivated food products at the tavern on the harbour front, where the little boats come and go throughout day.
Paralia Agia Kiriaki
Little known rustic beach experience, a taste of Greek beach life that has remained unchanged for generations. Highly recommended: A lunch of locally caught fish and own naturally cultivated food products at the tavern on the harbour front, where the little boats come and go throughout day.
Agia Paraskevi is the largest beach among the bays between Agia Efimia and Sami: a pretty pebble cove with crystal clear waters; lawn for sunbathing, tavern and beach-bar.
Agia Paraskevi
Agia Paraskevi is the largest beach among the bays between Agia Efimia and Sami: a pretty pebble cove with crystal clear waters; lawn for sunbathing, tavern and beach-bar.
Around Agia Efimia there are numerous little bays with crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
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Agia Effimia
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Around Agia Efimia there are numerous little bays with crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
A scenic drive from Agia Efimia and the village Komitata (between Agia Efimia and Fiskardo) will bring you to the deserted pebble bays of Agia Sofia and Gorgota. The idyllic beaches are set in a picturesque scenery, often used as inspiration for local painters.
Agia Sofia
A scenic drive from Agia Efimia and the village Komitata (between Agia Efimia and Fiskardo) will bring you to the deserted pebble bays of Agia Sofia and Gorgota. The idyllic beaches are set in a picturesque scenery, often used as inspiration for local painters.
A lovely shingle beach surrounded by smooth rock platforms suitable for sunbathing, with crystal clear waters and stunning views over the Island of Lefkada. After a warm and lazy beach day, take a coffee in the picturesque harbour of Fiskardo (10 min drive)
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Emplisi Beach
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A lovely shingle beach surrounded by smooth rock platforms suitable for sunbathing, with crystal clear waters and stunning views over the Island of Lefkada. After a warm and lazy beach day, take a coffee in the picturesque harbour of Fiskardo (10 min drive)
The perfect place to relax! A peaceful and sheltered bay with a rustic beach-side tavern offering freshly caught fish and fresh local products (highly recommended!). As this is a long way from Agia Efimia area (around 40 km) we warmly recommend to spend a day and explore the natural beauty of the Lixouri Peninsula and the monastery of Kipouria with breathtaking views across the Ionian Sea.
Vatsa beach
The perfect place to relax! A peaceful and sheltered bay with a rustic beach-side tavern offering freshly caught fish and fresh local products (highly recommended!). As this is a long way from Agia Efimia area (around 40 km) we warmly recommend to spend a day and explore the natural beauty of the Lixouri Peninsula and the monastery of Kipouria with breathtaking views across the Ionian Sea.

Things to do!

Go for a Dive in Agia Efimia: explore the underworld of Kefalonia by diving with a premium diving club!
AQUATIC SCUBA DIVING CLUB
Go for a Dive in Agia Efimia: explore the underworld of Kefalonia by diving with a premium diving club!
Rent a mororboat: for a day for example in Agia Efimia Yellow Boats Agia Efimia or in Fiskardo Fiskardo Boat Rental and discover the idyllic isolated coves accessible only by boat. A truly unique experience!
YELLOW Boats
Rent a mororboat: for a day for example in Agia Efimia Yellow Boats Agia Efimia or in Fiskardo Fiskardo Boat Rental and discover the idyllic isolated coves accessible only by boat. A truly unique experience!
Enjoy water sports: for example in Antisamos nearby Sami!
Extreme Watersports Antisamos
Enjoy water sports: for example in Antisamos nearby Sami!
Go Riding: a truly exciting way of exploring Kefalonia, by following old donkey trails with wonderful views through olive groves and fruit orchards. Supervised tours offered from 1 hour to 2 days trips: Bavarian Horse Riding Stables nearby Sami!
Bavarian Horse Riding Stable
Go Riding: a truly exciting way of exploring Kefalonia, by following old donkey trails with wonderful views through olive groves and fruit orchards. Supervised tours offered from 1 hour to 2 days trips: Bavarian Horse Riding Stables nearby Sami!
Spend a fabulous day on a private sailing yacht and enjoy sailing, swimming, snorkelling and traditional Greek food and drinks served on board!
Kefalonia Day Trips | Yachtpon Organization Ltd
Spend a fabulous day on a private sailing yacht and enjoy sailing, swimming, snorkelling and traditional Greek food and drinks served on board!
The perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Kefalonian coastline!
Outdoor Kefalonia sea kayaking base
The perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Kefalonian coastline!
Rent a bike or a scooter and start exploring every corner of the virgin natural beauty of Kefalonia.
Ainos Bikes Kefalonia
61-63 Sitemporon
Rent a bike or a scooter and start exploring every corner of the virgin natural beauty of Kefalonia.
Take the ferry from Sami (operates daily) and visit the scenic and idyllic neighbour island Ithaca!
Ithaca
Take the ferry from Sami (operates daily) and visit the scenic and idyllic neighbour island Ithaca!