Kefalonia – Villages

All the villages of the island belong to a single municipality, that of Kefalonia, which is divided into 8 municipal units, reflecting the previous administrative division. The seat of the municipality is Argostoli, that belongs to the homonymous municipal unit, while the rest units are: Leivathos, Eleios-Pronnoi, Paliki, Omala, Sami, Erisos, Pilaros.

The villages of Kefalonia are 300 in total, while there is a popular belief that they amount to 365, “one for each day of the year”. A common trait among the majority of the villages is that their names end in “-ata”, – the same goes for the surnames of the locals. The most famous, administrative and touristic, places of the island, though, do not follow this rule, as, apart from Argostoli, other big towns are Lixouri in Paliki, Sami and Poros.

Some of the villages that you must visit, is the famous around the world and picturesque Fiskardo, the tiny Assos with the Venetian castle, Faraklata and Valsamata in the interior of the island, the touristic Skala, Karavomilos that is situated not far from Melissani, and many more, smaller and largely unknown villages, that maintain fully the uniqueness and charm of a Kefalonia of a bygone era, with the traditional architecture of the Venetian buildings, still as impressive as when they were first built.

  • Loukerata

  • Loggos

  • Vlichata

  • Agios Vasilios

  • Psilithrias

  • Chalikeri

    Chalikieri is a village of Erissos, in northwestern Kefalonia, which is developed tourist in recent years.

  • Fiskardo

    The seaside Fiskardo is one of the most cosmopolitan and historical parts of Kefalonia.

  • Tselentata

    Tselentata is a village of Erissos, one of the few in Kefalonia that not suffered total destruction, during the earthquakes of 1953.

  • Touliata

    Touliata is a village in Erissos of Kefalonia, where on 21st of November, celebrate the Virgin Misosporitissa.

  • Tzameralata

    Tzamarelata of Kefalonia is a village in Erissos, on the northwestern edge of the island, very close to Fiskardo.

  • Plagia

    Playa is a village of Erissos village in Kefalonia, the birthplace of the benefactors Panagis and Spyridon Charokopos.

  • Patrikata

    Patrikata is a village belonging to Panochoria of Erissos, in northwestern Kefalonia and is built at an altitude of 600 meters.

  • Neochori

    Neohori is a mountainous village of Kefalonia, located northwest, belongs to Panochoria of Erissos and has an endless view.

  • Mesovounia

    Mesovounia of Erissos in Kefalonia is the village that connects Panochoria with the coastal areas of the province.

  • Matsoukata

  • Markoulata

  • Magganos

    Magganos is a village of Erissos, in northwestern Kefalonia, just outside of Fiskardo.

  • Konidarata

    Konidarata is a small village in northwestern Kefalonia, on the road between Argostoli to Fiskardo.

  • Komitata

    Komitata is a village of the former municipality of Erissos, in northwestern Kefalonia.

  • Kothreas

    Kothreas is a village in north Kefalonia, in Erissos and includes the settlements Drapanitika, Kokolata and Defanarata.

  • Katsarata

  • Karya

    Karya is one of the villages of Erissos in Kefalonia.

  • Evreti

    Evreti is a village from the former province of Erissos, in northwestern Kefalonia, close to Fiskardo.

  • Δραπανίτικα

  • Drapanitika

  • Defaranata

    Defanarata is one of the smallest villages in Erissos of Kefalonia with 14 permanent residents, but with two historical churches to their limits.

  • Germenata

    Germenata is characterized as traditional in Erissos of Kefalonia and has 36 permanent residents.

  • Vigli

    Vigli is a village of Kefalonia, which belongs to Erissos, in the northwestern part of the island.

  • Ventourata

    Ventourata is a village of Erissos in Kefalonia.

  • Vasilikades

    Vasilikades is a village of Erissos in Kefalonia and it was the seat of the former municipality.

  • Vari

    Vari is a mountainous village of Erissos in northwestern Kefalonia.

  • Assos

    Assos is considered one of the most picturesque seaside villages of Kefalonia and is famous for its Venetian castle.

  • Αγριλιάς

  • Agrilias

    Agrilias belongs to Erissos of Kefalonia and it is a mountainous village. It is located very close to Fiscardo and Assos.

  • Poros

    Poros is a village and port in southeastern Kefalonia, with frequent daily connection with Kyllini and the beautiful beach for swimming.

  • Ratzakli

    Ratzakli is the village of raisin in southeastern Kefalonia and is located near the beach Kaminia.

  • Chionata

    Chionata is a village in southeastern Kefalonia, where there is the church of Our Lady Gorgoupakouis.

  • Tzanata

    Tzanata is a village near Poros of Kefalonia, where there is the great Mycenaean tomb, the most important excavation of the Mycenaean period.

  • Skala

    Skala is one of the largest resorts in Kefalonia with a host of facilities and sandy beach of kilometers.

  • Riza

  • Squares

    The village Squares of Kefalonia is located in the southern part of the island, close to the beach Koroni.

  • Pastra

    The village Pastra is built on southeast of Kefalonia and is known for its church, Our Lady with Lilies.

  • Xenopoulo

    Xenopoulo is one of the mountainous villages of Kefalonia, located on the southeastern slopes of Mount Enos.

  • Mavrata

    The village Mavrata in Kefalonia is located in southeastern Kefalonia and its original name was Lamprata!

  • Markopoulo

    Markopoulo is the village of Kefalonia, where lies the Monastery of Our Lady Fidoussa, believed to be miraculous.

  • Koletis

  • Kremmydi

    Kremmydi, apart from vegetable, is also one of the most beautiful villages of southeastern Kefalonia, built in an area with lots of water!

  • Kampitsata

  • Kateleios

    Kateleios is one of the most popular villages of Kefalonia, at the southernmost edge of the island.

  • Kapandriti

    Kapandriti is mountainous village of Kefalonia, located on the southeastern slopes of Mount Enos.

  • Thiramonas

    Thiramonas is a small village in southeastern Kefalonia.

  • Valerianos

    Valerianos is a village in Kefalonia and the birthplace of the great explorer navigator Juan de Fuca.

  • Atsoupades

    Atsoupades is a village in the foothills of Enos, in the southern side of Kefalonia.

  • Asprogerakas

    Asprogerakas is a village of a former municipality Elios - Pronnon in Kefalonia, from those that were completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1953.

  • Arginia

    The village Arginia in Kefalonia is built on Enos and is known for its wild horses, the resistance action of its inhabitants and the snakes of Virgin Mary.

  • Andriolata

    Andriolata is a village in south-eastern Kefalonia, belongs to the community Xenopoulos of Elios - Pronnon.

  • Alimmatas

    The village Aleimmatas in southeastern Kefalonia is located near the seaside resort of Skala.

  • Agios Nikolaos

    Agios Nikolaos is the village of eastern Kefalonia, located near the beautiful Lake Avythos.

  • Agia Irene

    Agia Irene is a village in southwestern Kefalonia, built in greenery, with streams and trees!

  • Chavriata

    Chavriata is a village in Paliki, in western Kefalonia, the homeland of Vincent Damodos and Elias Tsitselis.

  • Chavdata

    Chavdata is one of the villages of Palliki in Kefalonia, derived from a combination of three villages: Ernikata, Katerelata and Tipaldata.

  • Favatata

  • Soullaroi

    Soullaroi is a village in Kefalonia, located near the beaches Xi, Megas Lakkos and Lepeda.

  • Rifi

    Rifi is a village in Palliki of Kefalonia, where was born the painter Panagis Gavrielatos.

  • Skineas

  • Parisata

  • Monopolata

    Monopolata ia a village of Palliki in Kefalonia, close to Lixouri the beach Petani.

  • Mixalitsata

    Mixalitsata is a village just outside Lixouri of Palliki, where each year on 17th of July is the festival of Agia Marina.

  • Matzavinata

    Mantzavinata is a village in the south of the peninsula Palliki in Kefalonia, very close to the beach and Xi and Kounopetra.

  • Livadi

    The settlement Livadi is located next to the wetland of the Gulf of Argostoli, from the side of Palliki.

  • Lixouri

    Lixouri is the second largest town of Kefalonia and is located in the western part of the island, in the peninsula of Palliki.

  • Lepeda

    The small settlement Lepeda in Palliki of Kefalonia is located at the homonymous beach, near the monastery of Agia Paraskevi and the Saint Anthimos from Kefalonia.

  • Kouvalata

    Kouvalata is a village in Palliki, very close to Lixouri and in the wetland of Livadi.

  • Kontogenada

    Kontogennada is a village in Kefalonia, located at the northern end of Palliki and is the home of the archaeologist Spyros Marinatos.

  • Kaminarata

    Kaminarata is a village in Palliki of Kefalonia, also known as the "Balcony of Kefalonia", because of its endless view.

  • Kalata

  • Dellaportata

    Dellaportata is a village in Palliki of Kefalonia, where is situated the church Our Lady of Krinos.

  • Damoulianata

    Damoulianata of Kefalonia is characterized as a traditional village, from the most beautiful of Palliki.

  • Vouni

    Vouni is a village in Palliki of Kefalonia, famous for the sea salt, collected by the villagers as the mid of 20th century.

  • Atheras

    Atheras is a village of Palliki in Kefalonia, with its famous beach, Porto Atheras and the festival of Agia Paraskevi.

  • Agios Dimitrios

    Agios Dimitrios is a tourist village of Palliki in Kefalonia, very close to Lixouri.

  • Agia Thekli

    Agia Thekli is Palliki’s village in Kefalonia and it is estimated that was founded in Byzantium.

  • Farssa

    Farssa is a village in Kefalonia and belongs to the municipality section of Argostoli.

  • Faraklata

    Faraklata is a village of Kefalonia, where stands out the towering bell tower of the church of St. Demetrius - Annunciation.

  • Troinata

    Troianata is one of the villages of Kefalonia close to Argostoli and is known for its Festival of Moustaleuria, held every August.

  • Razata

    Razata is a village of Kefalonia, is situated at a short distance from Argostoli.

  • Prokopata

    Prokopata is a small village of Kefalonia, just outside of Argostoli, with a rich historical tradition.

  • Nyfi

  • Mitakata

    Mitakata of Kefalonia is a village of Argostoli and it is located near the Monastery of St. Gerasimos.

  • Minia

    Minia is a village of Argostoli, is situated in the south of Kefalonia. It is famous for its beach.

  • Kourouklata

    Kourouklata of Kefalonia is located northwest of Argostoli and it is a small village close to Farsa.

  • Kompothekrata

    Kompothekrata is a village of Argostoli in Kefalonia, on the side of Livatho.

  • Kokolata

    Kokolata is a village very close to Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia.

  • Kardakata

    Kardakata of Thinaias is a village outside Argostoli, in the central Kefalonia.

  • Zola

    Zola is a village located in the northern part of the peninsula Palliki in Kefalonia and is five minutes from the beach of Agia Kyriaki.

  • Drapano

    Drapano in Kefalonia is the village opposite the island's capital, Argostoli, which connects the beautiful stone bridge Devossetos.

  • Dilinata

    Dilinata is a village of Kefalonia, located just outside of Argostoli and has a rich musical tradition.

  • Demoutsantata

  • Davgata

    Davgata in Kefalonia is a village outside of Argostoli. Every year, on 6th of August, takes place a big festival here.

  • Agκonas

    The mountainous village Agkonas is situated in Kefalonia and belongs to the Municipality of Argostoli.

  • Argostoli

  • Michata

    Michata is a village in the plateau of Omalos, in central Kefalonia. It is very close to Agios Gerasimos and the association of robola.

  • Valsamata

    Valsamata is one of the largest villages of Kefalonia and located in the center of the island, in the plateau Omalos.

  • Agia Euphemia

    Saint Euphemia is a seaside village of Kefalonia, one of the most beautiful and most picturesque on the north side of the island.

  • Antipata

    Antipata of Pylaros is a village in Kefalonia and belongs to the former community Divarata of the area.

  • Dendrinata

    Dendrinata of Pylaros in Kefalonia is the village, where there is historical monastery of Panagia in Adeliko.

  • Divarata

    Divarata is a village of Pylaros in Kefalonia and the place of origin from the author Themos Potamianos (1895-1973).

  • Drakata

  • Drakopoulata

    Drakopoulata is the village of Pylaros in northern Kefalonia, which is built on the mountainside.

  • Loukata

    Loukata is a village in the province of Pylaros in northern Kefalonia, close to St. Euphemia and Myrtos.

  • Makriotika

    Makriotika is the village of Pylaros in Kefalonia, where there is the Olive Museum of the island.

  • Ferentinata

    Ferentinata is the village in Pylaros of Kefalonia and is the birthplace of agonist of the agrarian movement, Marinos Antipas.

  • Charakti

    Charakti is a village belonging to Pyrgi of Sami, in the northeastern of Kefalonia.

  • Chaliotata

    Chaliotata is a village of Sami, in Kefalonia, where is the entrance of the cave Drogkarati.

  • Τσακαρισιάνο

  • Tsakarisiano

    Tsakarisiano is beautiful, traditional village that belongs to Pyrgi of Sami, in the northeast Kefalonia.

  • Sami

    Sami is the most important port of Kefalonia, one of the largest cities, located close to major attractions and has a rich history.

  • Pyrgi

    Pyrgi is the village of Kefalonia, in Sami, built at the foot of Enos.

  • Poulata

    Poulata is a village of Kefalonia outside of Sami, around of which, the geologists have identified a system of 17 caves.

  • Koulourata

    Koulourata is a village outside of Sami, in northern Kefalonia.

  • Karavomilos

    Karavomilos is a small seaside village, next to Sami, in northern Kefalonia.

  • Digaleto

    Digaleto is a village in north-eastern Kefalonia and usually with that name we mean the village Pyrgi and not the remains of pre-earthquake Digaleto.

  • Grizata

    Grizata is lowland village in northeastern Kefalonia, near the port of Sami.

  • Spartia

    Spartia is a village in Livathos of Kefalonia, close to the beach Klimatsias.

  • Simotata

    Simotata of Kefalonia is one of the villages of Livathos, on the south side of Enos.

  • Svoronata

    Svoronata is one of the largest villages in Livathos, in southern Kefalonia.

  • Pessada

    Pessada is a small, picturesque village and the most southern port of Kefalonia, which serves the connection of the island with Zakynthos.

  • Peratata

    Peratata is a village in Livatho of Kefalonia, near to Argostoli and the Castle of St. George.

  • Mousata

    Moussata is in the south of Kefalonia, close to beach Trapezaki, from the most beautiful of the island.

  • Metaxata

    Metaxata is a village in central Kefalonia, where had been discovered an important cemetery of the Mycenaean period.

  • Menegata

  • Lourdata

    Lourdhata is a village in southern Kefalonia, close to the famous beach of Lourdas.

  • Lakithra

    Lakirtha is a village in the south of Kefalonia, where Lord Byron had stayed at his passage of the island.

  • Kountourata

    Kountourata, south of Kefalonia, is a small village near the sea. The village’s church is Agios Nikolaos, one of the most historical in the island.

  • Koriana

  • Klismata

  • Keramies

    Keramies is a village in southern Kefalonia, former capital of the municipality Leivatho and homeland of the national benefactor Panayis Vallianos.

  • Castle

    Castle is a village of Kefalonia and is at the point where there was the medieval capital of the island, the Castle of St. George.

  • Karavados

    Karavados is kapetanochori of southern Kefalonia and stands out for its Venetian church and the beautiful beach of St. Thomas.

  • Dorizata

    Dorizata is a village in the province of Livatho in southern Kefalonia.

  • Vlachata

    Vlahata is a village in Kefalonia, in the southern part, near the Monastery Sission and the beach Trapezaki.

  • Kourkoumelata

    Kourkoumelata is a village of Kefalonia, which was completely rebuilt after the leveling of the earthquake of '53, funded by the family Vergotis.

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