Agia Efimia is a picturesque village in the north east of Kefalonia about a 10 minute drive north of Sami. Its shops, bars and tavernas are all located around a small bay which in summer is a port of call for yacht flotillas as well as being a base for local boat cruises. Due to the quality of food and superb hospitality, many guided island tours call in here. There is some excellent holiday accommodation in the village. The crystal blue waters and small beach make this an ideal location to base yourself on your holiday, but to venture further afield a car is essential.
It’s approximately 40 mins by car to the cosmopolitan resort of Fiskardo.
Julia ”I stayed in Agia Effimia in August 2019. My friends and I found a lovely hotel with a pool, the one with the amazing views, the Gonatas Hotel…..
….. beautiful place, the scenery is amazing. Great restaurants nearby. Ithaki and the boat trip from the harbour was fab too”
Vicky ”Ah we love Agia Efimia, my now husband and I got engaged there back in 2016 on a boat. We are booked to stay there this year with our son”
Out & about
The road to the ruins of Saint Fanentes Monastery is between Sami and Antisamos beach,
High above the streets of modern day Sami and about 1.5km from the Agioi Fanentes Monastery sits the Acropolis of ancient Sami.
To the south west of Sami you will find the impressive Drogarati cave, a cave so large even orchestras have performed there. The cave was…
In nearby Karavamilos is the beautiful naturally occurring Melissani Lake. It was discovered in 1951 and is directly in the flow of sea water which…
Approximately a 15 minutes drive away, above the village of Sami is the ruined village of Palia Vlahata, it was devastated by the earthquake which…
Assos beach is a compact pebbly stretch of coastline right at the heart of the picturesque village of Assos. The beach faces west towards the…
Awarded Blue Flag status for 2021 Antisamos beach is situated on the east coast of the island, 4.5km from the quayside at Sami. A steep…
Awarded Blue Flag status for 2021 Kefalonia’s iconic Myrtos beach, with its 700 metre long arc of dazzling white pebbles. It is one of the…
Approximately 2km north of the village of Divarata, by the newly repaired road, is the northern viewpoint of Myrtos beach.
Look down across the valley and prepare to be amazed!
Ancient Sami, built deep in the natural bay, was one of the four cities – States of the “Cephalonian Tetrapolis” which flourished during the Classical and Hellenistic period (5th to 2nd century. BC).
The castle of Assos is a fine example of military architecture, British general Charles James Napier described it as stronger than Gibraltar.
Approximately 2km north west of the village of Divarata, is the more well known southern viewpoint which overlooks Myrtos beach.
Agia Efimia – footage edited by Josh Harvey 2020