Nature and outdoor activities for everyone

22 - 24 September 2023



The island where tranquility & outdoor activities unite

Did you know that Kefalonia offers a variety of outdoor activities for everyone? September and October are the perfect months to discover the enchanting beauty of Kefalonia while staying physically active. From the 22nd to the 24th September visitors can experience Kefalonia’s incredible natural and unspoiled beauty by picking one of our event activities. Take in Kefalonia’s history and culture first-hand while remaining active in nature’s canvas. 

Our activities

Hiking/Trekking on Aenos Mountain

23 September 2023, 8:30 - 13:00

Trail activity on FOREST TRAIL: Aenos Environmental Center to Chionistra.

Trek on mount Aenos under the supervised guidance of our forest rangers and explore the natural beauty this island has to offer.

Sea Kayaking Taster at Spasmata Beach

23 September 2023, 9:00 - 14:00

Interested in exploring the sea coast around Spasmata on kayak? 

Join this event and learn the benefits of paddling around Kefalonia while leaving only your footprint behind.

Kefalonia Bike Challenge (Poros)

23 September 2023, 10:00

This cycling challenge is not a race. It’s roughly over 100km and its aimed at athletes and hobbyists of all ages. The route covers a large portion of the island and participants will enjoy exploring Kefalonia on wheels.

Cycling for Kids
(Plateia Vallianou)

23 September 2023, 18:00 - 20:00

This event is aimed to brief children about the benefits of cycling. Fun activities for kids will be organised with the importance of safety at the forefront. 

Giro di Paliki - cycling tour (Lixouri)

24 September 2023, 8:00 - 14:00

Tour the Paliki peninsula on bicycle and take in the local history and culture. All ages are welcomed but good bicycle skills are required.

Ainos Mountain Marathon & Trail Race

24 September 2023, 7:00 & 10:30

42km run on the highest mountain of the Ionian Sea. This race is aimed at experienced mountain runners as technical skills are required to endure the demanding terrain. Also, the 10km trail race won’t leave you disappointed if you wish to run it.

Cycling for all the family (Lixouri Square)

24 September 2023, 10:00

Cycle from Lixouri to Lepeda with all the family. Experienced cyclists will give advice on the correct and safe use of the bicycles.

Sustainable Tourism Summit (Ionian University)

24 September 2023, 18:00 - 20:00, Gerasimos Arsenis Amphitheater

The “Sustainable Tourism Summit” is dedicated to the Sustainable Development of Tourism in Kefalonia and Ithaca. The aim of this summit is to present the basic principles of Sustainable Tourism Development: environment, economy, and society but also to present guidelines to tourism enterprises of the islands for the step-by-step adoption of these principles. During the summit, the current adoption of sustainable tourism principles in Kefalonia and Ithaca will be presented and evaluated. It will also highlight issues related to the environment, recycling, green development, energy, the circular economy, cooperation between tourism stakeholders, the participation of the local community in tourism development, and the adoption of Behavioural economics principles for the sustainable development of tourism enterprises. Finally, the focus will be targeted towards specific branches of the tourism sector, such as hotels/accommodation and other tourism businesses in the context of the results obtained from the survey ‘Research on sustainable tourism development in tourism enterprises of Kefalonia and Ithaca and the creation of specialized brochures with proposals and implementation guidelines for its achievement”.