Kefalonia - Captain Corelli's island - is the biggest isle in the Ionian chain. Pebbled beaches and sandy bays skirt its edges, while inland you'll find dramatic mountains, rolling countryside and underground lakes.
Up in the north is fashionable Fiskardo. With its sophisticated bars and restaurants and a yacht-filled harbour, it's Greece's answer to St Tropez. On the west coast is Lassi, a town that puts you in easy reach of the island's capital and a handful of sandy beaches. Scala, in the south, also has a beach worth mentioning - it's a long ribbon of sand and shingle.
Things to do in Kefalonia
Float across Melissani Lake
This underground lake is best explored using a small rowing boat, which can take you to its most secluded corners.
Photograph Myrtos Bay
You might recognise this chalk-white beach - it had a supporting role in Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and often pops up on the covers of travel magazines. It's reached via a steep cliffside road - make sure you stop at the top for a postcard panorama of the white pebbles and aquamarine sea.
Spend a day in Assos
Assos' cluster of colourful houses are set around a natural bay, where you'll find a tiny pebble beach and cafes with tables and chairs lined up by the water's edge. Standing high above the town is a castle - tackle the walk up and you'll be rewarded with fantastic views.
Hotels in Kefalonia
Kefalonia's luxury hotels are scattered right across the island. The contemporary Enalion Suites sits close to the town of Lassi in the west, and is tucked away in lush gardens. Right up the north of the island is the chic town of Fiskardo. It's where you'll find the Emelisse Art Hotel, which features stylish interiors and a sea-view infinity pool. The southern town of Scala is home to the family-run Villa Costa, an intimate boutique property with seven individually designed rooms.
Find out more about our luxury hotels in Kefalonia.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.