Where to Stay in Kefalonia: Visit Kefalonia

Kefalonia is a fairly large island so it is essential to choose the right place to stay.

Let's start by saying that a Southwest there are sandy beaches, for example in the area of ​​the capital Argostoli, of Lassi and Lourdata. Instead in the eastern slope, area of Agia Efimia or Sami to Fiskardo, there are pebble beaches and many beautiful coves with transparent water.

And this is already a first indication on where to stay in Kefalonia based on the preference on the type of beaches, whether pebble or sandy.

If you only have one week available then it is better to choose a central location to stay in Kefalonia, Lassi or Argostoli to the West, Sami or Agia Efimia to the East. This way you will be well positioned to get around the island.

If, on the other hand, you have more time, you can think of sharing the holiday, making a few days in the West area, to visit all the beaches of that side up to the South and the peninsula of Lixouri, and a few days to East to see the beautiful beaches of that stretch of coast.

Keep in mind that every day ferries depart from Pessada to Zakynthos (about 1 hour and a half), you can therefore consider doing a few days also in the splendid Zakynthos.

But let's see in detail which are the best locations where to stay in Kefalonia.

Where to Stay in Kefalonia: Visit Kefalonia

Where to Stay in Kefalonia: The Best Locations

West side

Let's first see some recommended locations on the west side, as already mentioned this side offers sandy beaches, a beautiful sea and the possibility of reaching the Lixouri peninsula.


Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia, its largest center and is the liveliest place on the island, great for strolling in the evening for shops, going to dinner or having a drink.

As a base for touring the island Argostoli is perfect, because it allows you to move comfortably both a Northeast (Fiskardo, Myrtos Beach, Assos, Agia Efimia) that a South (Skala, Poros, Kaminia Beach).

The Argostoli area is also convenient for families with children, since only 2 km away, there are sandy and equipped beaches, in particular the beautiful beaches of LassiMakrys Gialos and Platys Gialos, perfect for the little ones.




Lassi is another great option where to stay in Kefalonia, as it is very close to Argostoli and has beautiful sandy beaches with a clean and transparent sea.

Like Argostoli, Lassi is convenient for getting around the island, to see all the most beautiful beaches in the south but also to visit the Lixouri peninsula by taking the ferry from Argostoli.

Lassi is highly developed for tourism and in addition to the beautiful beaches it offers any type of service, such as restaurants, shops, pubs, bars, mini markets and rental services.




The Lourdata area is also a good alternative where to sleep in Kefalonia, is a quiet place, but with shops, restaurants and clubs and a beautiful beach with clear sea.

Lourdata is a good base for touring the island as it is located halfway between Argostoli and Skala. Rate this area especially if you find good offers for accommodation.


Kefalonia accommodation by Zone

Argostoli Lassi Lourdata Agia Efimia Sami Fiskardo

East side

The east side has pebble beaches, an incredibly transparent sea and some of the most beautiful beaches in Kefalonia.

Agia Efimia

Where to Stay in Kefalonia: Visit Kefalonia

Agia Efimia is one of the best solutions to stay in Kefalonia, a seaside village with a beautiful promenade full of restaurants and a small port, is among the most beautiful places on the island, with beautiful coves within walking distance.

Agia Efimia has a strategic position to visit Kefalonia, in particular the North / East area, and is close to the 2 most beautiful beaches of the island, Myrtos and Antisamos.

 If you choose Agia Efimia where to stay in Kefalonia, you can evaluate the availability of two excellent facilities, Alexatos Studios & Apartments, very nice property located a few steps from the marina, e Waterside Apartments, apartments with sea view.




Sami is a port town, located approx 9 km south of Agia Efimia and therefore in an excellent position to get around the island. From here ferries leave for Ithaca.

Sami is also nice for the evening, it is not too lively but it has a nice promenade where you can walk full of restaurants, bars, pubs and shops. The splendid beach of Antisamos is very close to Sami.




For those looking for a more VIP-style environment in Porto Cervo, the perfect place where to sleep in Kefalonia it's Fiskardo.

Enchanting country, full of restaurants, clubs and bars, an area full of coves with crystal clear waters. Of course, the prices go up considerably here.


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