info about Kefalonia

magnificent beaches and sights you 'll never forget!



SightDescriptionDistance from Filoxenos Hotel
The sea turtles in Katelios The home of the sea turtle caretta caretta  3km (10' walk from our hotel)
The Cyclopean Walls in Poros Wall Constructions from ancient times  15km (26' drive from our hotel)
St George's Fortress A Venetian Castle which used to be the capital of the island  22km (30' drive from our hotel)
The Mycenian Tombs in Mazarakata Another archaelogical site  23km (35' drive from our hotel)
St Gerasimos Church The monastery where St Gerasimos lived  25km (30' drive from our hotel)
Devosetos Bridge in Argostoli The biggest stone bridge in the world  28km (30' drive from our hotel)
The Lighthouse in Argostoli A distinctive lighthouse with views to Lixouri  30km (35' drive from our hotel)
Melissani Lake A beautiful underground Lake  31km (43' drive from our hotel)
Drogkarati Cave A cave with stalactites and stalagmites  31km (43minutes drive)
The ancient village of Farsa The ruins of ancient Farsa  32km (45 minutes drive)
Assos Fortress Venetian Castle  60km (1h 20' drive from our hotel)


Beach Distance from Filoxenos Hotel
Katelios Beach    700m 
Mounta Beach    6.5km 
Skala Beach    8km
Koroni Beach    9km 
Lourdas Beach    13km 
Avithos Beach    26km
Minies Beach    28km 
Makris Gialos Beach    31km 
Mirtos Beach    53km 
Petani Beach    60km 
Platia Ammos Beach    68km 

Useful Telephone Numbers

You can travel to Kefalonia by airplane or ship.  you can get on board the ship with your own vehicle or use the public coach service (K.T.E.L.) Below you will find some useful phone numbers

Airport Phone Number
Minies Kefalonian Airport     +30 26710 41511
Airport Customs    +30 26710 41511
Port Authorities  
Argostoli Port Authority     +30 26710 22224
Argostoli Port Police    +30 26710 22202
Lixouri Port Authority     +30 26710 94100
Poros Port Authority    +30 26740 72460
Sami Port Authority     +30 26740 22031
Fiskardo Port Authority    +30 26740 41400
Ithaca Port Authority     +30 26740 32909
Agia Efimia Port Authority    +30 26710 41511
Patras Central Port Authority     +30 2610 341002
Killini Port Authority    +30 26230 92211
Astakos Port Authority     +30 26460 41052
Nydri Port Authority    +30 26450 92509
Coach Services  
K.T.E.L. of Argostoli     +30 26710 22281
Kefalonian K.T.E.L. (Athens office)    +30 210 5250785
Kefalonian K.T.E.L. (Patras office)     +30 2610 277854

Read more about Katelios

Kefalonia is the largest of the 7 ionian islands and is located on the north of Zante and on the South of Lefkada. The smaller island of Ithaca is located east to Kefalonia and belongs to the same municipality.

Kefalonia is sparsely inhabited with 35.000 population. During summer months the island gets many visitors mostly for the unique beaches to be found here.

Despite the fact that the island is recommended as a summer destination, nature has been very generous with it in every aspect. In a very short distance between them you will find plenty untouched beaches and not very far at all, mount Aenos, a 1650m high mountain which is officially recognized and protected for the rare flora (black spruce)& fauna (wild horses) that lives there

This part of the Mediterranean has been geologically active since ancient years and rare geological phenomena take place in the island. You shouldn't miss the Drogarati Cave, the Melissani Lake and Katavothres (Argostoli) which are connected to Karavomilos (Sami) by underground currents . Kefalonia was totally destroyed in 1953 and rebuild with the most demanding building standars and safety laws.

The island has 3 major ports and an airport. You can use public bus transportation or hire a taxi. You also have many choices of car or bike renting


How to get to Filoxenos Hotel?

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