Kefalonia is blessed with a unique natural environment. With over 60 beaches, green forests and a mesmerising mountain, Kefalonia is ideal for oudoor activities. This diverse natural landscape invites you to relax but also to enjoy a variety of activities.
We have selected the top 10 activities availabe for you.
What could be more sustainable than exploring the island on foot? In recent years, hiking has become increasingly popular in Kefalonia. It‘s no wonder since the island offers many hiking trails within different settings and with different degrees of difficulty. In particularly the hikes on mount Aenos shouldn‘t be missed. Once you reach the summit, a breath taking view of Kefalonia, as well as the neighbouring islands of Zakynthos and Ithaca will leave you in awe.
2. Rock climbing
With such an impressive mountain, rock climbing is definetely worth trying if you are looking for adrenaline activities. Get in touch with various local businesses and they will arrange for you a day trip according to your experience and fitness level. You can even manage to combine caving with climbing if your team is up for it.
This activity is for the brave among us, as together with an experienced paraglider you take off from cliffs and fly down to world renouned beaches, such as Myrtos. The view and the experience is definetely unforgettable.
Kefalonia is a large island with a well-developed road network making it ideal for extended bike tours. Bikes can be rented throughout the island but a lot of holiday accomodations offer bysicles for their guests as a mode of transport in their local area. For the more ambitious cyclists the mountainous terrain of the island is ideal for training while on holiday with your family.
5. Horse riding
For the horseriding enthusiasts, Kefalonia has several stables where one can go riding. A particularly attractive option available is to go horse riding along the beach but also through woodland trails. Another special offer is Donkey Trekking for those who want to experience an alternative ride. A definite fun activity for the whole family.
Below the water’s surface, Kefalonia offers a beautiful sea bed, best seen with full scuba diving equipment. At various locations across the island, visitors can rent the appropriate equipment and explore this underwater world. Even for those who have never been diving before, Kefalonia is an excellent choice to start from, as all providers offer courses for beginners.
If a diving course is too strenuous for you, fear not as snorkelling is an excellent options to enjoy the crystal clear waters in Kefalonia. There is plenty to see: fish, crabs, corals, and if you are lucky enough you may bump into a Caretta caretta while exploring the sea.
A canoe is an excellent way to explore the coastal landscape of Kefalonia in comfort. Simply launch your canoe at one of Kefalonia’s many beaches and your journey of discovery begin. If you don’t have your own canoe, don‘t worry you can rent one. Almost all the organised beaches have water sports facilities equiped with canoes and there are several local businesses that offer day trips with canoes.
9. Water sports
No island holiday would be possibe without water sports. Kefalonia has many organised beaches offering a variety of water activities, i.e. Pedal boating, jet skiing, banana and rings, wind surfing, water ski and wake-boarding are on offer throughout the island.
10. Stand Up Paddling (SUP)
SUP has become one of the most popular water sports in recent years. No wonder, since it combines fitness while being at sea. The calm waters around the island make Stand Up Paddling in Kefalonia a perfect choice. Inflatable boards can be checked in on flights, but all water sports centres rent out a SUP too.
We hope the above list has given you ideas of alternative activities on offer in Kefalonia. We are sure that it will encourage you to take up at least one of these activities while on holiday in Kefalonia.