Kefalonia is a lush and breathtakingly beautiful island in the Ionian Sea with a wide range of destinations to discover. The three most popular destinations are Lassi, Fiskardo and Lixouri. Lassi is located on the southwest side of the island and is a beautiful tourist destination with a nice beach nearby. Fiskardo is a picturesque fishing village at the northern end of the island with an elegant atmosphere.
If you enjoy snorkelling and diving, you won't be disappointed by Kefalonia either as the surrounding seabed offers stunning scenery and vegetation. If you're really lucky, you might even come across the rare Caretta Caretta, the sea turtle that hides around the Ionian islands.
When it comes to nature experiences, don't miss the Cave of Lake Melissani, located next to the village of Sami. The cave is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and coolest sights on Kefalonia, and definitely worth a visit!
What makes the cave unique is that the roof of the cave has partially collapsed, creating a hole. In the middle of the day, when the sun is high in the sky, the sun's rays come in and are reflected in the water, creating a magical, breathtaking feeling.
In Kefalonia there are many places around the island and cozy villages along the coast that you can visit by boat. So here are some of the best destinations you can go to when you rent a boat on Click&Boat.
On the northern tip of Kefalonia lies the cosy little fishing village of Fiskardo, which is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations on the island. Fiskardo is one of the few communities on Kefalonia that was largely spared from the island's 1953 earthquake, which means that much of the beautiful, original Venetian architecture remains in the community.
Fiskardo is also known as one of the more elegant resorts, so if you like checking out yachts, upscale seafood restaurants and classical music, Fiskardo is the place for you.
Around twelve miles south of Fiskardo you'll find the authentic and unspoilt village of Agia Efimia. The village was completely destroyed in an earthquake in 1953, and was then completely rebuilt with the help of the French. Today it houses a lively marina with pleasant tavernas and tasty, authentic food.
South of Agia Efimia you'll find the beautiful coastal town of Sami. The modern town is close to ancient Sami, one of the most important archaeological sites on Kefalonia. Ancient Sami was an independent and strong state and is mentioned in Homer's works The Odyssey and The Iliad.
The village is also close to the beautiful Melissani Cave, an incredible destination where sunlight enters through a hole in the roof of the cave and is reflected in perhaps the clearest water in the world.
If you set sail from Fiskardo and choose instead to sail along the western side of Cephalonia, you'll reach Assos after about 10 nautical miles. It's a charming little coastal community with less than 100 permanent residents. Built picturesquely around a bay, the village is the perfect destination for a relaxing and romantic stay.
For the history buff, it's also worth visiting Asso Castle opposite. Built in 1593 to protect the island from pirates and threats from Turkey, the castle is one of the largest in Greece.
Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia and the island's "big city" with its 10,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1757, it became the new capital of the island, as it is sheltered in a bay and therefore ideally situated for a port for trading. To the east of the town is the Koutavos Lagoon, which is a natural home for the Caretta Caretta turtles.
For the history buff, the Kotsana Museum of Ancient Greek Technology is also recommended. Here you can check out inventions and marvel at the skills found in ancient Greece.
In addition to boat rental in Kefalonia, Click&Boat also operates in other destinations in Greece, which you can check out here:
Click&Boat rentals are available in a variety of ports in Kefalonia including Argostolion, Sami, Agia Efimia, Poros and Katelos.
Expect to pay about £300 for the rental of a sailing boat, which is shared between all participants. The price you will pay for a boat rental in Kefalonia varies and depends on factors such as year of manufacture, model and owner.
On average, you can rent a motorboat for £150 a day and a reef boat for £220. For a week's rental for a sailboat, the price starts at around £1,500, and £2,500 for catamarans. But many owners are often open to special offers.
Want to rent a boat but don't have the required permit? Or do you feel more comfortable having someone on the boat with you who has experience about the boat and the surrounding area? On many of our boats you have the option to rent them with a skipper who takes full responsibility for the trip. When you hire a boat with a skipper, they take full charge of navigating and manoeuvring the boat so you can relax and spend time with family and friends.
In Kefalonia, privately owned boats are available for hire. See other boats in the area.