Geography and climate
Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands (Corfu, Paxi, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zakynthos e Kithira) in Greece, with a surface of about 780 skm. The island is placed just in front of Corynth gulf entrance, at a distance of 30 km from the west coast of the Peloponnese.
In Kefalonia the coasts are really jagged and there are many gulfs: Sami gulf and Antisamos gulf in the north, Argostoli gulf in the center and Lourdas gulf in the south. There are also two large peninsulas: Paliki and Erissos. Kefalonia is also the most mountainos of the Ionian Islands in Greece with Ainos Mount (Enos 1628 mt), that divides the island in two parts, and in the east area the Mounts Kokkini Rachi, Atros and Merovighli.
The peak of Enos Mount is also a beautiful national park with a local breed of free-range horses and a wonderful place where you can enjoy various excursions.
The island of Kefalonia has many caves, culverts and hot springs.The winters here are mild and the summers are warm but not muggy.
The Department of Kefalonia includes the neighboring island of ITHACA and several uninhabited islands closer to the mainland Greece.
In the last years the island of Kefalonia has seen a great tourist development and today can offer to the tourists modern structures and different services, while maintaining its traditional style and natural beauty.