Poseidon Hotel is the ideal choice in case you intend to explore by car our island. We' ve chosen and suggest some of the most popular sights in Kefalonia island:

Drogarati Caves, approx 30 km from Argostoli and sign posted off the main road to Sami. Measuring 30 x 45M, the caves were discovered in 983 and were not opened to the public until 1963. The floor is littered with stalagmites and the ceiling is hung with stalactites. The caves have very good acoustics and many famous singers have performed there, including the famous opera singer Maria Callas. To reach these caves you have to be prepared to walk down approx. 120 steps but it is worth visiting.

Mellisani Lakes, approx. 1km north from the port of Sami . The lakes were open to the public in 1963 after a tunnel was made giving access to the lakes. It is partially covered subterranean lake and when the sun is directly overhead its rays strike the ultra marine water. The lake was used as a place to worship Pan, the half man, half goat, half goat demigod. Explore the lake with your guide in rowboat.

St. George Castle, approx. 5km from Argostoli on the southern road towards Scala and Poros.This was the islands capital until 1757, and dates back to the 13th century. The ruling families of the time were invited to recide there. There are 2 castle walls, the inner one being the oldest. The total area of the castle is 1600 square meters and the walls have a circumference of 600meters. The castle stands at a height of 320 meters above sea level. Inside the castle you can still see evidence of various buildings, the governors office, dungeons, church and a tunnel which leads to the area of Koutavos in Argostoli. It was a secret passage used as an escape route and for passing supplies through such as weapons and food.

Assos Castle, approx. 40km from Argostoli on the road north towards Fiscardo. Built in 1593, and now a designated site of European heritage, the fortress has over 2km of walls. It was used as a refuge by local people to escape from pirates who controlled the channel. In the post wars period the castle was used as a political prison for the communists. The village itself is a pretty fishing village with a population of approx 100 people.

St. Gerasimos Nunnery, approx.15 km from Argostoli and sign posted off the main road to Sami.St Gerasimos is the patron saint of Kefalonia, his relics lie within a silver casket in the smaller, older church on the same site.. On the right you will see a small opening in the ground with steps which will take you down to the original dwelling of the saint. The new church has been recently finished and is only open for service on feast days and special celebration. The Robola wine factory is also in this area.

Agios Andreas (St. Andrews Nunnery ), approx 7km from Argostoli off the southern road near the area of St Georges Castle. The nunnery was opened approx 7 years ago and contains the foot of St Andrew. It also houses other valuable artefacts dating back to the Byzantine period. The new church here was built in 1954 after the earthquake and there is a small souvenir shop here run by the nuns of the area.

Drapanos Bridge, this the bridge or causeway that runs across the bay. The bridge was initially constructed in 1813. At the time a Swiss-born man called Charles-Phillipe de Bosset was serving as the British governor. The bridge was built to enable the villagers to communicate more easily with the islands capital. The original structure was made of wood, the work took 2 weeks to complete and the total length of the bridge was 800meters. Later stone foundations were laid while the arched openings were bridged with oak beams. In 1842 the bridge was rebuilt with hard stone giving its currently appearance but following the 1953 earthquake it subsided slightly. On the stone pyramid in the centre of the bridge there was a plaque which read "TO THE GLORY OF THE BRITISH NATION" but this was removed by the Italian troops when they were here under occupation during the last wars.

Fiscardo, this the northern most harbour on Kefalonia. It lies opposite and very close to Ithaca ; it is surrounded by a thick cypress glade. Fiscardo is the only place on the island that was not destroyed by the 1953 earthquake. In the harbour are many flotillas, cruise boats and fishing boats.

Sami, it is the oldest town on Kefalonia, discovered in 187BC. It was destroyed in the wars between the Greeks and the Romans. After the 1953 earthquake it was rebuilt with donations of moneys from ex-Kefalonians, Scandinavians and British. It was a lovely harbour lined with fishing boats and very popular with local ferry boats which travel to neighbouring islands and the Greek mainland. Sami is very unspoiled and lunch or an evening meal overlooking the bay is a very pleasurable experience. The beautiful Antisamos beach is situated nearby.

Agia Efimia, this was an old Venetian fishing village and is still popular with local fishermen and the many flotillas that pass by here throughout the summer. The harbour is small and picturesque, with shops and a pebble beach and is one of the quieter resorts on this island.

Lixouri, the second largest town on Kefalonia. Lixouri no longer has any old or traditional buildings due to the destructive earthquake in 1953, so the town is now beginning to follow more modern town planning with wide clean streets and charming little squares. To the south of Lixouri there are some beautiful long sandy beaches, giving the opportunity to relax after exploring this pretty place.

Lassi, Lassi boasts the best beaches in Kefalonia. It's a few kilometres of coastal road lined with taverns, restaurants and bars, with plenty of handy mini-markers and usually a 5-10 minute walk to the sea from most of the accommodation in resort. On several of these beaches you will find plenty of water sports and a large supply for sun beds for lazing on the golden sands.

Scala , Scala is a fast developing village on the southern tip of Kefalonia lying beside a beautiful long, pine fringed sand and shingle beach. Relaxed, but lonely sums up the atmosphere here. Most of Scalas taverns, bars, shops and cafes are situated on the single village street. Wildlife Funds and Turtle Group in the remoter parts protect the nesting sites for the Loggerhead Turtles, there is a Turtle Group based here.