Kefalonia

Kefalonia

Issue 06

Situated in the Ionian Sea around 30 miles away from mainland Greece, Kefalonia (or Cephalonia) is the largest of the beautiful Ionian Islands. Its name stems from Cephalus — a figure in Greek mythology. Stunning scenery, crystal clear waters and a laid back lifestyle make it a truly magical place.

Framed by numerous limestone cliffs and pebbled coves, Kefalonia is home to some of Europe’s best beaches — including Makris Gialos and Platis Gialos in Lassi, near the island capital of Argostoli. The picturesque village of Skala has an amazing stretch of fine golden sand that’s a full mile in length. However, the white sand and pebbles of Myrtos provides the most utopian setting.

Since tourism hasn’t overtaken the tranquil island of Kefalonia, this was an opportunity to explore its natural beauty without interruptions from construction and modern development. It didn’t take long for us to discover that navigating the island’s landscape on two wheels was the best way to freely interact with our breathtaking surroundings.

Views like this greeted us at every turn. Kefalonia's beauty, culture and history make it a place like no other.
Views like this greeted us at every turn. Kefalonia's beauty, culture and history make it a place like no other.
There are various secluded areas of coastline that are only accessible by boat.
There are various secluded areas of coastline that are only accessible by boat.
A refreshing swim with the island’s colorful marine life.
A refreshing swim with the island’s colorful marine life.
About 100 people live in the rustic village of Asos. Even after an earthquake shook the area in 1953, the Venetian architecture still has a presence.
About 100 people live in the rustic village of Asos. Even after an earthquake shook the area in 1953, the Venetian architecture still has a presence.
The warm Ionian waters create a paradise that’s almost impossible to resist.
The warm Ionian waters create a paradise that’s almost impossible to resist.

Written and photographed by Grant Evans

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