AGHIOS GEORGIOS CASTLE
The medieval castle of Agios Georgios is situated near the village of Peratata, on a 320 m. high hill. The castle was built in the 13th century to fortify the island’s old capital which was housed here until 1757 AD.
AGHIOS GERASIMOS MONASTERY
Agios Gerasimos is the patron saint of the island. On its feast day, the monastery is swarming with pilgrims.
In the chambers of the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli, you can admire findings during excavations on the island. Some of the exhibits are the findings from the Mycenaean Tombs of Mazarakata and Metaxata.
The castle (Kastro) of Assos, the focal point of Assos’s peninsula, was built by the Venetians in the late 16th century in order to protect the city from pirate raids. Today, one can still admire part of the walls and the arched entrance gate.
Drogarati cave stands a few kilometers outside the town of Sami. It is 45 meters in width, 21 meters in depth, and 9 meters in length. It consists of two parts.
KORGIALENIO HISTORICAL AND FOLK MUSEUM
Korgialenio Historical and Folk Museum is situated in the center of Argostoli. It was established in 1966, in an area of 300 sq. m. The Museum exhibits the local costumes, furniture and embroidery of Kefalonia.
MYCENEAN TOMBS – MAZARAKATA
Significant tombs that testify to the existence of an important Mycenaean settlement. The findings from the excavations include Mycenaean art jewelry.
MELISSANI LAKE CAVE
The lake cave of Melissani, outside Sami, is one of the most significant and spectacular sights on the island. The cave is 40 meters in width, 36 meters in height, and 3.5 meters in length. It is covered by water 20 to 30 meters deep. It was formed as a result of the collapse of part of the roof.
Indisputably one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and one of the world’s best. The view from the stopover on the road above Myrtos is simply unmatched.
ROMAN VILLA – SKALA
Situated in the village of Skala, these well preserved mosaics date back to the 3rd century AD, and are found in the ruins of a roman villa.
The excavation in this area brought to the surface the largest vaulted tomb ever found in western Greece. The unique findings, which include jewelry and a seal, attest to the existence of a significant Mycenaean center