Kefalonia with Kids – 5 Reasons to Visit

For me, Greece is all about its islands. I’ve visited Athens and loved Santorini, watching those classic white island houses appear above that sparkling blue sea is at the heart of my favourite memories. A few years back, with friends, we Island hopped around Greece, picking accommodation as we hopped from one Island to another. Years later, we visited Kefalonia. This is where our love affair with Kefalonia and Greece began.


Picturesque Village of Assos – Venetian Village

The island captured my heart when I first visited, having heard so many wonderful stories from customers who had traveled there. Some returning year after year, especially as Kefalonia with kids would be perfect.

Here’s why…

1.Children-friendly places to stay

Staying in a villa always makes a trip so much more relaxed. Kefalonia Property rent Direct offer properties direct with owners with different options near some of Kefalonia’s best beaches. It’s hard to beat a private pool, the sea within walking distance and tavernas nearby for long lazy lunches.

Myrtos beach

Mytros – the most famous beach in Europe


With 36 beautiful Kefalonia beaches – Antisamos, One of the most gorgeous beaches on Kefalonia, Antisamos is a vast golden beach, surrounded by lush greenery. Scenes of the Hollywood movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” were filmed there. Avithos beach, close to the airport, is one of the best for kids

3. Marine Life

A trip to Argostoli to see the giant loggerhead turtles in the harbour around the fishing boats when the fishermen are sorting their catch. Take a  glass bottom boat trip from Argostoli and explore the magic of the deep Ionian sea

Large Turtles

Logger Head Turtles at Argostoli Bay

4. History

Above the village of Peratata on a hill about 300 m high sits Agios Georgios castle, once the island capital, with Byzantine churches in the small village around the Venetian fortress ruins. Not far away, the Monastery of Agios Andreas has beautiful 16th century frescoes, discovered when the earthquake shook its walls, and now restored as a museum.

5. Kefalonia Airport

Hop on a plane and less than 4 hours later you could be at your villa of choice and exploring this sun-kissed island for yourself.


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