Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands and offers a unique combination of history and nature. Here are five reasons why Kefalonia is an ideal location to buy a holiday home in Greece.
The island has a laid-back feel so is perfect for families, couples, or those looking to retire. The low crime rate and trustworthy locals mean you will never have to worry about your safety. Kefalonia is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. Nevertheless, the island has its own lively capital, with a bustling market and plenty of restaurants. Average property prices in Kefalonia are around €1000/m2.
White sand beaches
Kefalonia is renowned for its white sand beaches with crystal blue waters, making it truly a paradise destination. Myrtos is one of Greece’s most beautiful beaches and is positioned at the base of two mountains. There are also many beaches on the island where you can see turtle hatchings.
Charming fishing villages
There are lots of pretty fishing villages which are each full of history. The harbour village of Assos welcomes visitors with an array of colourful houses and is overlooked by an impressive Venetian fortress. The historic and well-to-do fishing village of Fiskardo is another gem on the island. As many of the island’s original buildings were destroyed in an earthquake in 1953, Fiskardo escaped damage and much of its original Venetian architecture remains. You can enjoy some delicious wine and seafood at the many restaurants, whilst admiring the magnificent yachts in the harbour.
Kefalonia enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers, with temperatures exceeding 31°C in July and August. And, with over 10 hours of sunshine per day from May to September, you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the island.
Plethora of activities
It is safe to say you would never be bored living on Kefalonia. For those who enjoy hiking, the island is home to Mount Aenos – the tallest mountain on the Ionian islands – which has lots of walking trails that take you through the beautiful black pine and Greek fir forest. You might even spot some semi-wild ponies on your way up! Moreover, with such an abundance of beaches, the island offers a large range of water sports for those with an adventurous side. There is also a secret, and truly magical, underground lake which can be visited by boat.
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