The cosmopolitan island of Kefalonia is an island of the Ionian Islands in the Ionian Sea, between Lefkada, Ithaca and Zakynthos. Access to the island is made by ferry from its ports, with main port Sami and by air from Kefalonia State Airport "Anna Pollatou". Due to the size of the island, a rental car from Imperial Car Rental will prove to be very useful for your trips. Findings confirm that Kefalonia is inhabited since the Paleolithic era.
Homer names it as Doulihion and Sami, while the name he has so far owed to Kefalines, his ancient mountain inhabitants. In 188 BC was conquered by the Romans, the Middle Ages became part of the Byzantine Empire, later passed into the hands of the Normans, the Venetians and for a few years the Ottomans, the French and the British, in 1864 joined with Greece, lived the barbaric German occupation during the Second World War, and after liberation in 1944, it began to grow at a rapid pace.
Starting from Sami exploring Kefalonia with Imperial Car Rental Kefalonia, admire the ancient monuments of the ancient city, the ancient castle of Palaiokastro and the citadel of Kyati. There are 17 recorded locations of caves and underground lakes, the lake of Avithos, Karavomylos with its beach and the enchanting Melissani of Melissani or Cave of the Nymphs with the islet in the center where the prehistoric inhabitants worshiped the god Panas and the Nymphs, the cave of Drogarati, the beautiful beaches of Antisamos and Koutsoupias.
Following the coastline of the island clockwise, to the south of Sami, visit the port of Poros, the third port of Kefalonia and a beautiful village, at the site of the ancient city of Preoni, Skala with its endless beach and the ruins of its temple Apollo, the most beautiful village of the Balkans, Kourkoumelata, the lush traditional village of Peratata on the slopes of Ainos with the Byzantine castle of the 12th century, the national park of Ainos with the world's only Cephalonia Black Elapi where the herds of the wild millipedes Equus Caballus horse horses.
Continuing the tour of Kefalonia with the car rental Imperial Car Rental of Kefalonia, you will meet the beach and port of Pessada, Avithos, one of the most beautiful of the island, the beaches of Ai Heli, Ammes, Platis Gialos, Makris Gialos and Lassi resort, the ancient city of Krani with the Cyclopean Walls, the Catwalks and the impressive lighthouse with its sandy beach in Agioi Theodoroi. Continue towards Argostoli, the beautiful capital of Kefalonia, around the natural harbor of Argostoli, one of the safest in the Mediterranean.
See Lytostroto, Napier's garden, the Korgialenio Library, the museums, the historic Kefalos Theater and Devetosos Bridge, the largest stone bridge on the sea. The lagoon-wetlands Koutavos is a small green paradise near the beaches of Kumaria and Livadi.
Below, continuing with the Imperial Car Rental, you will find the beautiful Lixouri and Lixouri port, the Red and Orange Sand Lepida, the red beaches of Xi and Megas Lakos, the beaches Kounopetra, Platia Ammos, Petanas and Atheras. the enchanting beach of Myrto and the Myrtos Cave, Assos with its homonymous mansion and Castle, Saint Jerusalem with its hippocampus in its crystal clear waters and Salis in the west.
To the north, the beautiful beaches of Dafnoudi, Emblissi and Foki are Monachus-Monachus Seashore, almost next to the cosmopolitan harbor in Fiskardo, with the traditional 18th-century architecture, imposing mansions and idyllic scenery, while your tour ends at the beach Hagia Sophia and the tourist resort of Agia Efimia, opposite Ithaca. With the Imperial Car Rental, explore every corner of this enchanting island, making your trip to Kefalonia one of the finest of your life!