Kefalonia is part of the Ionian islands and is one of the largest in Greece. This island is much greener than most with its magnificently large olive trees and forests as well as the many mountains on the island which create spectacular views. Kefalonia is a place of true beauty and somewhere to be visited. It has been awarded with 10 Blue Flag Beaches some of which consist of pale sand or fine multicoloured shingle. For a day trip you can choose to go on a short boat ride to an island laying off the northeast coast of Kefalonia called Ithaca the home of the mythological hero Odysseus.