Nature and outdoor activities for everyone

27 - 29 September 2024

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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 27th to the 29th 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. 

Opening Party | Lixouri 19:00

Activities

Hiking/Trekking on Aenos Mountain

28 September 2024, 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

28 September 2024, 9:00 - 13:00

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)

28 September 2024, 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 all the family (Lixouri Square)

29 September 2024, 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.

Ainos Mountain Marathon & Trail Race

29 September 2024, 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.

Sustainable Tourism Conference: "Behavioral Economics & Sustainable Tourism" (Ionian University)

September 28, 2024, 18:00 - 21:00, "O Kefalos" Theater
The conference “Behavioral Economics & Sustainable Tourism” will have as its theme the Sustainable Development of Tourism in Kefalonia and Ithaca in relation to practices used by agencies, businesses, tourists and residents based on Behavioral Economics. The purpose of the conference is to present the basic principles of Sustainable tourism development based on the triptych: environment, economy, society, but also to submit specific proposals to all the agencies involved in tourism on the islands for the step-by-step adoption of these basic principles. At the conference, scientific papers will be presented regarding the best practices of sustainable tourism development internationally but also the degree of adoption of the principles of sustainable tourism development in Kefalonia, Ithaca at the moment. In addition, topics related to the environment, recycling, green development, energy, circular economy, cooperation between tourist operators, the participation of the local community in tourism development, the adoption of Behavioral economics principles for the sustainable development of tourist destinations