Kefalonia island has so much to offer that it could never be possible to be explored not only in one day, but even in several days’ period. So, let’s assume that you are a day-trip visitor or all you want from your vacation is to rest on the fabulous beaches, willing to spend just one day to see the island. Follow our steps and explore the highlights in a day trip to Kefalonia:
At first, you need to start your day early in the morning and hire a car. Drive to the area of Omala and visit the monastery of the Patron Saint, Agios Gerasimos, while enjoying the lush green nature on your way there. On the monastery, you can see the Saint’s relics as well as the small underground cave where he lived his hermit life. 400 m far from the monastery, stop by the Robola Wine Co-operative, see the vineyards and the wine-making facilities and taste Robola, the renown local wine. Move on your drive heading towards Sami and enjoy the natural scenery at Ainos National Park. Just before the town of Sami, at Karavomilos Village, you definitely have to pay a visit to the majestic Melissani Cave Lake, take a ride on a boat tour and enjoy inspiring moments in the heart of a fascinating natural phenomenon.
Continue your drive to the picturesque settlement of Agia Efimia, where you will find traditional cafes and small taverns, ideal place to stop and refill your energy. Then, drive through Pylaros Valley, reach the natural balcony above Myrtos and marvel at the extraordinary view of one the most beautiful beaches worldwide. Possibly, it ‘s sunset time, do not miss the chance to witness the sun fading into the Ionian Sea from up there! If there is some time left before dusk, do not hesitate to drive down to the beach for a quick dip in its turquoise waters. After sunset, take the coastal road to Argostoli, where you will be enchanted by the scenery of the island’s west coast. Finally, your next move will definitely be to arrange a trip back to the island for longer!