Six Ideas to turn your kefalonia beach experience into a spectacularly memorable one

So, you’re planning to visit Kefalonia this year, the largest and greenest island in the Greek Ionian Sea, famous for its many wonderful beaches, fine sand and calm, crystal clear waters and wondering what you can do on the island’s brilliant beaches, beyond snoozing, swimming and sunbathing?

Blessed with beaches ranging from rolling stretches of sand to hidden pebble-filled coves, Kefalonia’s gorgeous coastal landscape boasts a myriad of watersports and other activities that take enjoying the beach to another level – from turtle spotting to planning a barefoot wedding.


# 1 It’s Snorkeling time!

Kefalonia is one of the most exciting snorkeling spots in all of Europe. Complete with stunning reefs, wildlife and warm waters, this area of the Mediterranean is perfect for any and all underwater explorers; from experienced divers to holiday-time snorkelers. Agia Efimia located on the eastern north part of Kefalonia, is an ideal spot for snorkeling. Agia Efima is shrouded in woodland mountains and cliffs, making it one of the most cutaway and serene beaches there is. Thanks to this natural aspect, the small coves of Agia Efimia is well known for its underwater wildlife. Life in the bay of Agia Efimia and the nearby coves has thrived, making a very special snorkeling spot.

It’s Snorkeling time


# 2 Experience a scuba diving adventure!

Kefalonia’s characteristic giant rocks, great caves, reefs, walls, ship wrecks, rich underwater life and underwater visibility exceeding 40 meters, provide numerous exciting dives for divers of all levels. Divers can enjoy in their favorite sport while experiencing the spectacular coastlines and scenery of the Kefalonia waters. Swimming adventure holidays (Scuba diving) offers unique dives in the waters around Kefalonia and Ithaca. The local scuba diving school in Agia Efimia takes diving to another level in Kefalonia with diving between the island of Kefalonia and the nearby Ithaca, organizing evening scuba diving groups and ship wreck scuba diving.

Experience a scuba diving adventure


# 3 Row, row, row your kayak!

Sea Kayaking in Kefalonia abounds, with kayak amateur and advanced having more than their pick of places to test their stamina. Sea kayaking in crystal clear Ionian waters is a unique experience close to nature. Sea kayaking is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty, diversity and sheer magnificence of the Kefalonia coastline. It is an activity that is relaxing, low stress and suitable for all ages. Sea Kayaking experts in Kefalonia with their equipment, international experience, local knowledge combined with their passion for the island and their activities, will ensure that your adventure with them will be an unforgettable experience. By sea kayak you can discover the beautiful coastline of Kefalonia, visit Ithaca or just paddle gently around local beaches on a day trip.

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#4 Turtle spotting in Kefalonia!

Loggerhead Sea Turtles, known as Caretta Caretta, can be found in Kefalonia (Agia Efimia, Argostoli, and south of Kefalonia) providing an edifying new aspect to the traditional beach holiday. Nature lovers are welcomed to engage in turtle spotting while respecting important do-not-disturb-the-wildlife guidelines set forth by The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.

Turtle spotting in Kefalonia


# 5 Join the jet set – at sea!

For an extra summer holiday splurge, consider hiring your own state-of-the-art private motor yacht and take to the Greek seas for a day of island hopping and shopping. Start out early and let your private crew set sail to the nearby islands, while you sunbathe, snack, swim or sightsee! Bathe in the crystal clear waters and get a taste of paradise on earth.

Join the jet set – at sea


#6 Say ‘I do’ with a luxury barefoot-on-the-beach wedding

For on-your-knee-marriage proposals right up to barefoot-on-the-beach weddings, Kefalonia is one of the ultimate destinations to host your beach-themed special occasion. If you’re planning to tie the knot on-site wedding planners are available to assist with the details. The ceremony, low-key or lavish, is sure to be breathtaking. Odyssey hotel offers a variety of exclusive wedding packages. The choice of sun-kissed beaches, poolside settings; romantic décor of flower petals and lanterns; entertainment and amenities provided are certain to make you say … ‘I do.’

Say ‘I do’ with a luxury barefoot-on-the-beach wedding


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