Kefalonia has for many years been hidden from the tourist map until the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin suddenly brought the spectacular beauty of the island to everyone’s attention.

Although the island has its own airport and visitor numbers are increasing Kefalonia still has that authentic Greek charm that other islands have long lost.

Villa Eirene is based in the south east corner of the island but being a small island all parts are easily accessible so head into Argostoli and go shopping in 30 minutes or an underground boat ride on the lake at Melissani. Head to the north and you’ll find celebrities and the very wealthy anchoring in the bay at Fisicardo.

Sample the delights of the islands own wineries especially the Gentilini winery close to the airport. Enjoy Gyros (a local type of kebab) on the waterfront in Argostoli or simply laze away on a beach and top up the tan. Kefalonia caters for all.


  • Minutes from 'Turtle Beach'
  • Voted as best family beach on Kefalonia
  • Fish restaurants where the fish is caught daily in Katelios
  • See the Roman ruins in Skala
  • Hire a boat and find hidden coves from Katelios
  • Horse riding from either Sami or Lixouri


Argostoli Bay
Pine Forests
Argostoli Lighthouse