Kefalonia Tourist Guide

Kefalonia Tourist Information

Positioned on Kefalonia's east coast, Sami is one of the most active ports on the island. The port has been popular with tourists who come to appreciate the fabulous natural attractions that surround the area. Sami ihas some gorgeous beaches close by and the choice of restaurants and lodging makes it a perfect base for exploring the entire island. Sami remains a Greek working town and most of its visitors love its serenity and location as a starting point to explore the island's wider treasures. Sami has laid-back, typical Greek tavernas and cafés around the port providing nice spots at which to absorb some traditional Greek ambience.

To the south of town, located on a hill, are the ruins of ancient Sami. It is here where you can view a fascinating collection of ancient artefacts spanning a number of different civilisations, one of the areas main tourist attraction. Ancient Sami is accessible by car or public transport service, while the more active will find the hike from modern Sami rewarding, as the scenery along the route is breathtaking. Sami is ideally situated nearby two of the island's most popular attractions of natural beauty. Melissani Lake and the Drogarati Caves attract huge crowds of visitors annually.

Three centuries ago, an earthquake revealed the entrance of the Drogarati Caves for the first time. It was not until the year 1963 however that tourists were first allowed to enjoy the caves' jaw-dropping natural beauty. Visitors can walk through the winding fascinating corridors, where stalagmites and stalactites form remarkable shapes. The tour's highlight is the vast hall named the Sala of Apotheosis, where the excellent acoustics make it a popular show and concert venue.

Melissani Lake and Melissani Caves can be found just over one mile from the town of Sami. Melissani Cavse boasts two B-shaped, water-filled chambers. One chamber is covered, while the second chamber has lost its roof, making it possible for the sunbeams to illuminate the water. Tours of the caves and lake takes place on small boats, which take you through these astonishing chambers.

Hotels on Kefalonia

The tiny yet popular holiday destination of Sami has several hotels on offer, while you also can find plenty of lodging options in the surrounding area of the town.One of the area's most respected hotel establishments is the Sami Beach Hotel, positioned less than two miles from the centre of town it is located on the ocean front and is ideally nearby the must-see attractions including the caves of Drogarati and Melissani. Another fine option in the same area is Green Bay Hotel, which provides high standard studios with stunning coastline scenery.