The Island

Cephalonia is one of the largest islands in Greece and the largest in the Ionian Sea.
A magnificent island famous worldwide for its wonderful beaches, traditional villages, unique geography, natural wonders and rich historical monuments from the ancient Greek, Roman, Venetial and Byzantine era.
Cephalonia can satisfy even the most demanding visitor. Cephalonia’s beaches vary from sandy in the south to pebbly in the north, while the trees and olive groves add to the amazing scenery. Traditional villages are spread all over the island, where the visitor can enjoy local products, fresh fish and a variety of local desserts!
The great architecture of Argostoli (the capital) and Fiscardo, a traditional village in the north which escaped the earthquakes of the 50's is complemented by the amazing geomorphy of the island.
The rare geological phenomenon of Katavothres, where the sea water pours into spectacular tunnels to reappear at lake Melissani, a semi underground lake with interesting stalactites and Dogarati cave with stalagmites and stalactites are only a few of the islands ‘must see’.
For the nature lovers, the national resort of Mount Aenos (1628m) is famous for its unique black spruce and a species of wild horses unique to Cephalonia.
Lately the film Captain Corelli's Mandolin made Cephalonia known to the world.

Pleasure defines holiday

Access & Maps

Avithos beach and Leivatho Hotel are easily accessible by several transportation means:
  • By Airplane

    The airport is situated in the Southeast of the island, around 10 minutes by car from Leivatho Hotel.

  • By Ferry Boat

    There are scheduled departures from the harbour of Brindisi to the harbour of Kefalonia (Sami) and vice-versa. Also feries depart from Patras and Killini.

  • By Car

    One can drive to Patras or Killini and take the Ferry boats to Sami and Poros respectively.

  • By Taxi

    There are several Taxi services from Argostoli, Poros and Sami to Leivatho Hotel.