Sightseeing

Kefalonia is an island with so much to offer: impressive mountainous landscapes, world famous beaches, a cosmopolitan capital, traditional villages with outstanding sceneries, Byzantine churches, magnificent archaeological ruins, towering castles, magical caves, a National Park for the protection of the fauna and flora with tropical floral species, numerous comfortable deluxe resorts along the island and so many sites to visit for sightseeing.

Only 10 km away from Argostoli, and 3 km from the Airport, via the road network, makes Avithos Resort a welcoming starting point for exploring the rest of Kefalonia's beautiful places. You can begin with Avithos beach, nearby the hotel, which has been awarded with a Blue Flag for its clean beach, crystal clear water, beautiful location, organised appearance and amazing services.

Avithos has a nice view of the rocky islet of Dias (Zeus). This small island is very close to Avithos and it used to host, in ancient Greek times, an altar devoted to Zeus. Below you can read some sightseeing suggestions that will make your stay in Kefalonia unforgettable.

Indicative sight seeing
  • The quiet and friendly Svoronata village
  • Avithos beach
  • The beautiful Kaligata and Kourkoumelata villages near Avithos beach
  • Ammes beach
  • Lakithra village, where there is the rock Lord Byron used to repose on, writing his poems. The rock is carved with his quote: "If I am a poet I owe it to the air of Greece."
  • Livathos, offered for countryside walks exploring a great abundance of herbs, flowers and birds.
  • The monastery of Apostle Andreas
  • The Venetian castle of St. George
  • The Sissia Monastery, built in the 13th century by St. Francis of Assisi
  • Aenos Mountain and its nationally-protected forest
  • Monastery of Saint Gerasimos in Omala valley
  • Drogarati cave
  • The beautiful bay Antisamos
  • The breathtaking Melissani's underground lake
  • St Kyriaki beach, below Zola village with its great restaurants
  • The world famous Myrtos beach, which was voted as the world's 5th most beautiful beach
  • The picturesque villages of Assos and Fiskardo in the north
  • Alaties, a small beach in a landscape dotted with sharp rocks
  • Dafnoudi, a small pebble beach with crystal clear waters and a delightful path through the trees
  • Emblysi beach
  • Aghia Sophia beach, where John Madden and his crew filmed "Captain Corelli's Mandolin". Some scenes from the film were shot on Gorgota beach right next to it.
  • Megali Petra beach
  • Damoulianata village
  • Kaminarata village
  • Picturesque Lixouri town, which locals call "Little Paris"
  • Platia Ammos beach
  • Petani beach
  • Vatsa beach
  • Vrachynari beach
  • Atheras beach
Nearby Attractions
  • Ithaca
  • Zakynthos
  • Lefkada (Scorpios Island, Meganisi Island)
  • Peloponnese (Ancient Olympia)
  • Preveza Prefecture, with its rustic villages(mainland)