The best time to visit Kefalonia and why to avoid August

The best time to visit Kefalonia and why to avoid August

The best time to visit Kefalonia is between May and October, but August should be avoided because the island is literally packed.

Beautiful Kefalonia and when to go

Perfectly positioned in western Greece, is the 6th largest island in Greece after Crete, Euboea, Lesbos, Rhodes and Chios; it is also a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region.

Kefalonia has also been suggested as the Homeric Ithaca, the home of Odysseus, rather than the smaller island bearing this name today.

Kefalonia has inspired many with its beauty and has been the filming location of the famous movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”. Indeed, Kefalonia is synonymous to nature at its best! The island offers breathtaking natural landscapes with endless green, fantastic beaches, enchanting villages, picturesque fishing villages, magical underground caves, wonderful historic sites. Kefalonia is one of the best destinations in Greece for nature lovers!

Worldwide famous for beaches (like Myrtos, Antisamos, Makris & Platis Gialos, Skala etc), delicious food, dramatic landscapes, indigo bays, beautiful villages (Fiscardo,  Assos, Kourkoumelata, the wider Livathos area etc), golden sand and lively atmosphere along with the friendly locals, create a holiday paradise in the middle of the Ionian sea.

One of the main reasons why people keep on coming to Kefalonia is, without any doubt, its extraordinary beaches. Sure, some beaches always look good on pictures, but Kefalonia’s most photographed beaches look even better in real life! From Myrtos, an idyllic sandy beach backed with towering cliffs, to  Makris & Platis Gialos, Pesada, St Thomas, Petani, Xi, Skala and so many more; every Kefalonia beach will steal your breath!

As for Kefalonia villages, they ooze charm in abundance! Apart from the capital of the island, Argostoli, don’t miss to visit the tiny villages of Fiskardo and Assos, Kourkoumelata, Katelios  during your holidays. Take in the magical scenery, stroll around their little harbors and, of course, sit at a tavern to taste the yummy local delicacies… You’ll definitely forget the sounds of the city!

When is the best time to visit Kefalonia though?

It depends what you are after. Do you want to visit Kefalonia in the low season when it’s more affordable? Do you want to go to Kefalonia to enjoy the best weather? Do you want to travel to Kefalonia when there’s fewer tourists?

When to visit Kefalonia

  • Best time to travel to Kefalonia for weather – May, June, July, September
  • Best time to visit Kefalonia to avoid crowds – Not August
  • Cheapest time of year to visit Kefalonia – Low season October to April
  • Best time of year for Kefalonia nightlife – June to September
  • Tip – Visit Kefalonia in winter for lower prices and fewer tourists

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