Kefalonia island is rugged and high, with mount Ainos dominating the landscape. Sheer cliffs and turquoise seas add to the dramatic beauty, along with undoubtedly some of the best views and beaches in the region. Recent discoveries on the paliki peninsular indicate that Kefalonia may well be Odysseus' kingdom of Ithaka, and undoubtedly this will spark further interest in tourism to the island.

Car hire is definitely recommended to see the diversity of kefalonia and to really explore and appreciate its landscape, and attractions.

Kefalonia has seen new tourist development over the last few years, and in resorts such as Katelios and Lourdas a lot of new apartments and studios have been built to accommodate extra seasonal visitors.Skala has seen the most development with Hotels and Villas now extending the length of the road towards Poros, and new villas having been built in Old Skala.