About Kefalonia

With a population of 32,000, Kefalonia or ‘Cephalonia’ is the largest of the Ionian Islands, the capital being the town of Argostoli. The Island is the sixth largest in Greece covering some 737sq kilometres and has 254 km of coastline enjoying a typically Mediterranean climate. The winters are mild, with temperatures usually rising above 5 degrees. By contrast, summers are dry and hot with negligible rainfall in July and August.


  May June July Aug Sept Oct
Average daily temperatures (ºC) 24 28 31 31 28 19
Average sunshine (hrs) 9 10 12 11 8 6



The mountainous nature of the Island’s terrain, with its many flowing springs, creates strange geological phenomena. Beautiful rocky shores and sandy beaches surround the Island on all sides. Its mild climate with sunshine most of the days of the year, allow visitors to enjoy the sea and its natural beauties.

Kefalonia statistics

Population - 36,312

Capital - Argostoli

Island size - 907km2 ( 53km long & 38km wide)

Coastline - 237km

Number of beaches - 39 sand/shingle

Language spoken - Greek (English commonly spoken)