Discover Kefalonia with Kids

Discover Kefalonia with Kids – 6 Reasons to Visit

Kids in Kefalonia, enjoying the beach

Kids in Kefalonia, enjoying the clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea

Discover Kefalonia with kids on your next family holiday, whether travelling with toddlers or teenagers, Kefalonia is the perfect family island.

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 accommodations 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 travelled there. Some returning year after year.

Here’s why…

1. Children-friendly places to stay

Staying in a villa always makes a holiday so much more relaxed. Kefalonia Property rent Direct offers 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

2. Beaches

With 36 beautiful Kefalonia beaches – Antisamos, One of the most gorgeous beaches in Kefalonia, Antisamos is a vast golden beach, surrounded by lush greenery. Scenes from 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. Watersports

Kefalonia is perfect for all underwater explorers, from experienced divers to holiday snorkelers. Many of the small coves around Kefalonia, are shrouded in woodlands and mountains, making them the most serene beaches. The small coves are known for their underwater wildlife. Life in the coves has thrived and making them very special snorkelling spots. Arm the children with a snorkelling kit and see the joy on their faces when they look at everything in awe.

Snorkelling at Avitos beach, Kefalonia shot by @georgiosdimitropoulos

Incredible sea life underwater at Avithos beach Kefalonia

5. 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.

6. Kefalonia Airport

Hop on a plane and less than 4 hours later you could be at your Family Friendly Kefalonia Villa with a Private Pool of choice and exploring this sun-kissed island for yourself.

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