Kefalonia – Cultural Attractions

Kefalonia is a place of rich natural beauty and great historic importance with attractions that will entice every visitor.

Apart from the beautiful shores and beaches, which by themselves are the attractions of nature – who does not admire the surroundings of Myrtos, for example – the natural environment of Kefalonia is very diverse.

Although it is an island, Kefalonia presents quite extensive mountain massifs, dominated by its highest mountain, Enos. Marine wetlands, a single lake, Avythos  in Poros, as well as rare and exceptional phenomenons, such as the Katavothres outside of Argostoli and the lagoon lake of Mellissani in Karavomilos of Sami are among the natural attractions of Kefalonia, that are not to be missed.

Regarding culture, the inhabitants of Kefalonia are proud to have a series of monuments that will forever remind of significant moments of its history – and are also great works of art. The Venetian and the British Rule have left their influence on many aspects of culture and have left behind them famous attractions, including the Venetian Castle at Assos, Bridge Devosetos in Argostoli and the Castle of St. George.

Finally, you will also find among the attractions of Kefalonia the statues and busts of great personalities of Kefalonia, that have left their mark in history, the arts and letters, such as the Statue of Andrew Laskaratos, the satirical poet, on the beach in Lixouri.

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