Nature Lovers’ Guide to Kefalonia Adventures

Couple enjoying the verdant outdoors during their Kefalonia adventures.

It is said that nature is the purest portal to inner peace. In today’s fast-paced world, it is far too easy to be overwhelmed, and there is no better way to get grounded than to confide in mother nature. Kefalonia is the perfect destination to unwind and loosen up. From its mountainous terrains to its picture-postcard beaches, Kefalonia provides an unforgettable and authentic Greek experience for nature lovers.

Kefalonia offers a dizzying range of activities and outdoor adventures, from stunning hikes to scenic cycling routes, paragliding, caving and kayaking, and bird and turtle watching. During your Kefalonia adventures, you’ll discover spectacular caves, ancient monuments, and some of the most pristine beaches in the world. A true gem for nature lovers and outdoor activities.

The Mysterious Caves of Kefalonia

Drogarati Cave

For a fantastical day out of this world, visit Drogarati cave. This architectural marvel of the earth was unveiled 300 years ago following an earthquake. The singular and incredible formations of both stalactites and stalagmites constitute a rare geological phenomenon and the perfect starting point for your Kefalonia adventures. 

Melissani Lake Cave

Of all the Kefalonia adventures, the stalactites, and the crystal blue-green waters of

the lacustrine Melissani cave are a sight to behold and a thing of rare beauty. This fully developed cave is a unique geological phenomenon, 3.5 km long, 40m wide, and 36m high, and a ceiling opening. The lake is reached via an underground tunnel and can be explored with a boat and a guide. Melissani cave is a testament to Kefalonia’s unique brand of natural beauty.

Cycling Kefalonia Adventures

See the island at your own pace and stay fit. The enticing island of Kelafonia is easily explored by bike. Experience Kefalonia’s breathtaking mountains, Mediterranean oak forests, orchards, vineyards, stunning beaches, and dramatic cliffs that drop down to the azure Ionian Sea on two wheels.

Stop and visit charming villages such as Moussata, located on the southern slope of Mt. Ainos, followed by the idyllic Agia Efimia on the east coast of the islands, all the way to  Argostoli, the cheerful capital of Kefalonia. Explore all the Kefalonia road trails beforehand and decide on your preferred route based on type of activity, distance and skill level. 

Bird Watching in Kefalonia

Pack your binoculars and head to Greece’s hot spot for bird watchers. Thanks to its numerous and diverse habitats, Kefalonia is home to an impressive number of bird species. The best places to spot Kefalonia’s feathered inhabitants are the Koutavos Lagoon and Livadi Marshes where more than 100 species have been reported from fairly common species, such as the Grey Heron, Little Egret, and Black-winged Stilt, to less common waterfowl such as the Glossy Ibis and Night Heron.  

Hiking Kefalonia Adventures

Kefalonia National Park, the island’s most precious reserve, stretches over 3,000 hectares with its highest peak, Megas Soros, reaching 1,628 m. There are 5 trails of varying difficulty, ranging from easy to moderately difficult, and recreation stops along the way. The hiking trails promise breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and the Peloponnese.  Kefalonia National Park is a shining example of Kelafonia adventures worth exploring for nature lovers.

Beaches of Kefalonia

The emerald and turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea are what dreams are made of. Kefalonia boasts stunning beaches and offers a myriad of water-based Kefalonia adventures.  

Makris Gialos Beach

Makris Gialos beach hosts the Kefalonia Water Sports Center and offers a variety of activities and professional sports gear to attend to all ages. Water skiing and wakeboarding lessons are offered. You can jet ski, kneeboard, or have fun with the entire family on board the Banana Ride. 

Myrtos Beach

Myrtos beach is set between two mountains and is by far the most iconic of beaches throughout Greece, even ranking among the best beaches worldwide. Framed by tall dramatic cliffs, Myrtos Beach, with its endless horizon across the legendary turquoise-blue waters of the Ionian Sea, is a place that will stay with you forever.

Antisamos Beach

Surrounded by lush green hills, Antisamos is another famous and popular beach on the island of Kefalonia. The stunning scenery captivates visitors from around the world. Tucked away in a gulf, the beach is protected from all directions. The beach is long and wide with small pebbles and turquoise waters, offering all amenities to make your day at the beach comfortable, including two beach bars.

Skala Beach

A picturesque village and an exotic long sandy beach surrounded by lush green and rocky hills. The beach has a wonderful sandy bottom, particularly suited for snorkeling enthusiasts!

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