14 Day Family Itinerary

If you are looking for a stress free time connecting with your family, exploring the island and have endless fun, this tour is the right choice for you . Everything is new and exciting when you’re a kid. Travel with yours and discover Kefalonia through their eyes taking back with you unforgettable memories for all the family.

Just relax in one of our villas or other proposed accommodation, visit the best attractions, breathtaking landscapes, organised beaches, best of activities like watersports, horse riding in the water, paraglide above famous Myrtos beach, shop and enjoy nice greek meals whilst admiring the sunset.

Choice for accommodation:

choose from our accommodation menu, according to your budget

The Itinerary

1st day, Get familiarized with your area visiting some of the best sights on the island. After a generous breakfast with local products and a morning swim at the villa (if you have a pool), you can head off to the underground magic world of Drogarati Cave. At the end of the tour you can either stop for horse riding or donkey trekking or drive direct to Antisamos beach, where you can relax on the free sunbeds and enjoy a snack, get a massage or a drink by the sea. At the center of the beach, there is a variety of watersport activities to choose from, like Jet Ski, Wakeboard / Kneeboard, Water Ski, Tubes / Sliders, Banana Boat, Crazy Sofa, S.U.P, Windsurfing, Snorkeling, Canoe, Pedal Boat or just go for a mini cruise in the nearby beaches.  Check for the ancient Sami trail, if you like walking, it offers great views of Sami port as well as you can see ruins of Ancient Sami. You can finish your day with a nice dinner at Sami or Agia Efimia restaurants.

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2nd day,  Have your breakfast at Sami and around 12 o clock (that is the best time to get the most of the sight) you can drive to magical Melissani Lake for a boat tour.  I suggest you spend the rest of the day at famous Myrtos beach (do not swim if it is a windy day). On your way there you can stop at Agia Efimia to book a diving lesson from an expert instructor or/and  just get your adrenaline high by flying over the sea, by paragliding at Myrtos beach. A unique experience offering breathtaking views!

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3d day I suggest you spend this day around the area of the capital Argostoli.  Once you arrive at Argostoli (select sights and shopping ideas from my special tour of Argostoli), visit Katavothres (one of the strange phenomena), swim at Platis-Makris Gialos (great for kids, offering a selection of watersports and beach bars) and dine at one of the restaurants in Argostoli. Another fun activity that you can enjoy with your family is taking a Cooking Lesson exploring Kefalonian cuisine and local products and dishes! Here as well you can arrange to take one of the tours of sea kayaking or canoeing. If you want some time to relax and have a coffee while your kids are having a good time in a fun park created just for them, drive up to Mazarakata, near Argostoli to visit Prokris play park.

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4th day If you wake up early you can visit Karavomilos Lake, (a beautiful peaceful spot with a circular lake and ducks that children will enjoy just a few meters from the beach). From there you can take the seaside walk path to the village of Sami (just 1km) to get your breakfast. Half way the distance you could stop for a swim at the organised camping of Karavomilos, either at the sea or at the pools offered (one adult and two special pools for children). There is a nice cafe-snack bar here as well overlooking the sea, changing rooms and shower can be used (if you just order something from the bar). At Agia Efimia you can rent a boat for the day,  I suggest you stop in the isolated beaches (not reachable from the road) on the way to the north, enjoy your privacy, let the kids snorkel and dive from the boat, swim and explore the area. You can end up at Agia Sofia (there is a basic canteen here) and Horgota beaches (both reachable by car as well). Returning to Agia Efimia little port you can enjoy a mediterranean meal at Sea Rock ws or Dendrinos restaurant, overlooking the sea and get a drink at Carena Bar. If you have time left before the sunset you can drive up to the monastery of Themata to see the lamas and admire the view of Agia Efimia bay. At the village of Makriotika, just 5 km from Agia Efimia, there is an Olive Museum that you can visit (ask for the opening times before you go).

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5th day After a nice breakfast at home or at Agia Efimia’s cafes, you can head off to my favorite destination, Assos village and castle. There depending on the heat and time of your arrival you can swim, walk around to enjoy traditional architecture, (Assos is together with Fiscardo the only two villages that have not been destroyed by the earthquake of 1953). Following that you can order a snack or lunch at one of the sea side cafes and tavernas and when it gets cooler you can climb up to venetian Assos castle and explore it (this is one of my favourite walks!). It is a unique experience and you can get amazing views of both the village as well as a breathtaking sunset (in order to watch the sunset you need to walk to the west side of the peninsula, that would take you approx 1.15h to get there and a little less to come back).

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6th day Rent a crewed motor yacht or choose one of the day cruises to Ithaca or sail around the island. Sailing is a great alternative to discover Kefalonia and the neighboring islands avoiding driving. You will have the chance to explore amazing landscape, beaches and villages without ever worrying about the crowds. If you want the exhilaration of being on the water with the wind in your hair, freedom to explore, privacy, service, pampering, great food and well-mixed drinks, then I highly recommend a crewed luxury motor yacht. You can visit the neighbouring islands like Zante, Ithaca and Lefkas or just sail around Kefalonia. The Ionian sea has many beautiful places to visit such as Vathi and Frikes on the legendary island of Ithaca, the birthplace of Odysseus. Sami, Agia Efimia, and Fiscardo on Kefalonia. Meganisi with the ports of Little Vathi and Spartochori, and also Nidri, Sivota and Lefkas town on the island of Lefkas. You can also sail around the island of Scorpios, previously owned by the Onassis family and now owned by a Russian tycoon or just moor in different secluded bays and dine aboard under the stars. A lower cost alternativewould be to choose one of the daily cruises of the menu.

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7th day Visit Fiscardo, a cosmopolitan, picturesque village with a wide selection of restaurants and services, (fish spa, diving, massage or reiki and shopping). If you like walking, there are many signed foot paths to choose from, an easy, still beautiful choice is to walk to the Venetian Lighthouse and Byzantine Basilica you see on the opposite side of the bay. There are many beautiful beaches nearby to choose from like Foki beach, Dafnoudi beach (if you want to walk for approx 1km in a dreamy shaded path), Kimilia beach (again 700m of walking to reach the beach). You can end up for a sweet or drink at one of the cafe-bars at Fiscardo.

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8th day Drive direct to Skala village and beach, visit the Roman villa and old Skala and try a variety of watersports, like jet skiing or get a speed boat at Dolphin Ski Club or try Captain Vangeli’s Special Tour. Get  lunch at one of Skalas restaurants. On your way back you can either stop for a visit the fishing port of Katelios or on the east way you can visit Atros Monastery, the oldest in Kefalonia, a rare element of monastic architecture, built in the 8th century, sitting at 800m above the port of Poros offering amazing views. If you travel before the middle of June and you enjoy hiking (depending on the rainfall of the previous months), you can arrange for a guided tour at the Gradou or Potisti waterfalls (for children over 9 years old) located between Skala and Poros villages.

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9th day Drive to Saint George Castle and get a drink at Kastro Cafe or lunch at Il Borgo restaurant.  This is a good day if you want to see some more at Argostoli, do some shopping for home and explore what you didn’t have the time to see on the 3d day This is the perfect day for you to have a walk at Koutavos sea-lake in Argostoli, cross De Bosset bridge and relax at a peaceful environment. You can visit as well the Botanical Garden (ask for information of events for children).

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10th day Today you can explore Paliki peninsula, at the west of the island, visiting Xi beach with great red sand (ideal for kids with watersports and beach bars). If your kids want some water excitement, visit the nearby water park with waterslides. You can get a lunch and swim at Vatsa or Petanoi beach (and with your bathing suit get a simple lunch at Erasmias beach taverna and drink a cold beer while the kids still play at the beach, enjoying one of the best sunset spots in the island!). if you feel adventurous and need more exploration stop instead at Kipouria Monastery for amazing sunset and get a glimpse of Platia Ammos, my favourite beach from above as it is accessible only by boat!

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11th day If you want to visit the religious center of Kefalonia, drive to the Monastery of Saint Gerassimos. You can then visit one of the wineries nearby for tasting and purchase. One of the best destinations of the island that not a lot of tourists visit is Mount Ainos, the highest (1628m) mountain of the Ionian islands, declared National Park with unique flora and fauna (if you are lucky you can see the wild horses!) and panoramic breathtaking views to the Peloponnese, Zante, Lefkas. There are numerous trails you can follow, if you travel with small kids try the easy ones check here. There is a ore adventurous option to explore it by jeep safari (ask them about special child requirements). It is a unique experience worth experiencing!

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12th day Explore the south beaches of the island, Ammes, Ai Helis, Spartia, Saint Thomas, Trapezaki,Lourdas, Koroni. They are very shallow and warm so great for kids! On your way there you can book a tour at Domata village, at Dias Organic Apiary, to get into the bee world! (an educational and fun activity for all the family), at the same village you can visit the church of presentation of Virgin Mary and have lunch at Esperides family taverna at Svoronata or Lithero taverna in Lourdas beach. Kefalonia is well known for its endangered loggerhead turtle population which nest at Kaminia beach under the watchful protection of the Katelios Group Kefalonia, you can get information from them

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13th day This is a relaxing day away from all crowds and touristic attractions. Prepare a little snack at home and head off to Agia Kiriaki. On your way there you will stop above Myrtos beach with Assos peninsula on the background  to admire and take photos of one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see (the picture is never the same!). The route on this side of the island gives you the chance to admire the gulf of Agia Kyriaki and the beautiful rock formations creating 2 of the best beaches on the island, Vouti and unique Fteri beach (not reachable by car). Once you arrive at Agia Kiriaki you can reserve your fresh fish in the local taverna and drive to Vouti beach a few km further. When you arrive at the little kiosk offering refreshments have a look at both sides of the beach to choose the one you like the most (if you like snorkelling this would be a good chance to enjoy). The sun here leaves early, around 5, so have that in mind. On your way back you will have fresh fish, chips and salad and either check for any celebrations or local events or return to Agia Efimia for an afternoon drink or sweet or if you don’t mind driving a bit further you can go for a walk coffee, drink or dinner at the village of Lixouri.

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14th day If you just want to have a relaxing day, before you leave and do some shopping (not the cheapest place!) you can revisit Fiscardo and the surrounding locations, to explore what you missed. The best playground of the island is found here, if you have small children. If you want to see some more beaches of the north you can rent a boat from here. A nice choice (but a bit crowded in mid August) would be the small but picturesque Alaties beach, you can end up here early afternoon for a quick swim and a meal or drink at Acqua Alaties bar-restaurant with unique sunset views.

Depending of your travel dates, it would be great to take part with your family to one of the religious or local celebrations or festivals organised in different locations every summer (check our list and check closer to the dates for upcoming events)

Note: Generally beaches from the heart to the north of the island are pebbly and the ones in Paliki Peninsula (west) and south are sandy but if you want to know from before, check the beaches menu.

The following services can be included on your plan, just contact us: food shopping, buttler, masseuse, daily maid, nanny, personal trainer, wine tasting, delivery of organic products and of course any activity from our site menu!

For a tailor made experience of this tour according to your personal interests and dreams, send me your interests so I can make a plan especially for you.

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14 Day Family Itinerary