Budget Travel Tips: 5 Things to Do in Aghia Efimia, Kefalonia


For those looking to a stunning holiday in Greece, the picturesque traditional resort of Aghia Efimia in Kefalonia is the ideal place to head for. Small, unpretentious, tranquil and welcoming, this resort is the perfect choice if you want to kick back and relax. Here is a guide that was kindly put together by the travel experts at Directline Holidays on things you can do in Aghia Efimia.

Beach life – Paradise Beach is perhaps the best known in Aghia Efimia, but it is quite small (20 metres long). That’s why, to really ‘hit the beach’, trips to the famous Myrtos Beach (only a 20-minute drive away) are a must. The journey there is a treat in itself: be dazzled by the dramatic countryside as you head for Myrtos feeling increasingly excited about the snorkelling and scuba diving you can enjoy in the clear water there.

Harbour Café Scene – Once back in Aghia Efimia, head for the harbour where you can kick off your shoes, sit back, enjoy a cool drink and then reflect upon your day. The harbour café scene is something that many tourists say ‘makes’ their stay in the village, with the relaxed atmosphere and friendly bars there making it a real draw.

Eating and Drinking – Although Aghia Efimia has a few Greek tavernas where good food is served, a delicious three-course meal in a waterfront fish restaurant is not really an option. For this, simply hop on a bus to Argostoli (which has restaurants aplenty), or other resorts, such as Sami, Fiskardo and Assos.

Get Out and Explore – For a break from the village for a few hours (and even as a chance to get an entire beach to yourself) you could hire a boat from Aghia Efimia and sail out to even the most seemingly inaccessible sandy coves.

Excursions – There are a number of excursion options available from Aghia Efimia which will help enhance your holiday overall. Among these are trips to the Melissani Lake Grotto and Drogarati Cave (near Sami) where the spectacular stalactites and stalagmites never fail to take visitors’ breath away. A ferry trip to the island of Ithaca, the mythical land of the famous Odysseus (Ulysses), could also be an inclusion on your ‘things to do on holiday’ list.

Joanna Owens/ author of the article
Hello, everyone! My name is Joanna Owens, and I'm a tourist guide. One of the things that sets me apart as a tourist guide is my enthusiasm and passion for what I do. I believe that travel should be about more than just checking off items on a bucket list; it should be about experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, and discovering the world in all its beauty and complexity. I strive to create tours and experiences that are not only informative but also engaging and interactive, so that my clients can truly immerse themselves in the places they visit.
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