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Gulet Charter Kefalonia

Kefalonia Gulet Charter Guide

Magnificent scenery, amazing beaches, a rich cultural heritage, great monuments, mountains, castles, distant monasteries and the cheerful, hospitable people are the assets that have turned Kefalonia Island (or Cephallonia) into one of the most attractive destinations. The largest Ionian island lies in the mouth of Patraikos Gulf, between Zakynthos (or Zante) and Lefkada (area: 904 sq. km; coastline: approx. 250 km). It is endowed with an exquisite nature and diverse geological formations, countless coves, and lush vegetation. Ainos Mountain Range towers in the distance (a National Reserve area since 1962 with an abundant and diverse flora and fauna).

In Byzantine times, Kefalonia was part of both the Achaia province and the Eastern Illyria district. Throughout the centuries, it has successively been under Norman, Frankish, Venetian, and Turkish rule. It became Greek territory on May 21st, 1864, along with the rest of the Ionian Islands. During WWII, local resistance to Italians and Germans was sturdy. The film “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”, shot on location on this island, is about such an account of resistance.

It has been the capital town of the island since 1757. Argostoli is a modern town that keeps many of the traditional architectural elements of the past. It has been built in an amphitheatre- like manner, overlooking Koutavos lagoon, a stopover area for many migratory birds. A large number of neoclassical buildings, large squares and churches grace the town. There is a remarkable diversity of cultural events as the town’s Philharmonic Band, choirs, and drama groups are quite active.

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