Things to do on Kefalonia.
When we arrive in Kefalonia we had already book a camping spot at camping argostoli located in the west of Kefalonia. It was actually a really nice camp ground, clean facilities, good price and lots of grass and tree cover which is a huge bonus because it gets really hot in the day! After we set ourselves up there we took a short walk along the beach to the centre of Argostoli where we rented a motorbike from Ainos Bikes Kefalonia. It was well priced, about the same as we had been finding on most of the islands. They had bikes ready to go and in less than an hour we were on our way.
On our walk to Argostoli from the camp ground.
Getting around Kefalonia.
Getting around Kefalonia would have been extremely annoying if we had not had our own transport. The bus service is infrequent and can be extremely annoying if you’re on a short time frame. There is so many different sunset and sunrise points and you really want to be at The Cave of Melissani at around lunch time to get the perfect light so for us being only two getting a bike was the perfect option and quite cheap also! Maybe some riding experience is recommended if you’re planning on getting a bike. They don’t go fast but if you are two it can be a little difficult if it is your first time.
The Cave of Melissani in Kefalonia.
Located just outside of Sami, is one of the most intriguing places we visited in Greece. There is this amazing electric blue lake located inside a cave surrounded by trees. It was only discovered after an earthquake destroyed the ceiling and people could see straight down into it. They run boat tours around the lake and you buy a ticket wen you get there for 5 or 6 euros. The best time to do the tour is in the middle of the day when the sunlight directly hits the water lighting up the entire cave. It is a pretty incredible site and one of the most significant things to do on the island.
Myrtos Beach is one of those places that when you see photos you just assume it is all saturation in photoshop but when you actually arrive at the top of the cliff and realise everything you have seen before was completely real its pretty mind blowing. The sand is so white and the water is so blue it is kind of hard to imagine before you actually see it yourself. The water is crystal clear and the beach is actually smooth white pebbles that back onto amazing sand stone cliffs. It was maybe the best beach I saw in Greece, which is a massive call considering Greece is on another level when it comes to this sort of stuff.
It is a short walk up the hill to the castle at Assos, the castle itself is a little underwhelming but the view in incredible! Assos is a really cute little town with mostly stucco houses and small windy streets. There is only about 100 permanent inhabitants that mostly run small local businesses when you can eat and look out into the water. There is a small car park directly at the base of the hill to the castle and next to the bay that seems like it would never be too full. We were on motorbike so we got a park straight away. We actually spent most of our time there on the other side of the bay jumping off the small cliffs and bathing in the giant expanse of dark electric blue crystal clear water.
The bay of Assos.The open expanse of water we couldn’t get enough of.
Assos from the road on the way in.
These were three of the main highlights of the island but just having out own transport and riding around the island none stop for a few days was probably the most enjoyable experience. We saw so many amazing spots that are not written about anywhere and they are hard to even find the names of. All of which I have forgotten now also but if you do decide to get a or car and just go be prepared to pull over constantly for photo opportunities and swims at every amazing spot where you cant resist the water colour.