Quick facts

  • Airport – 32.9 km/45 mins
  • Argostoli – 26 km/35 mins
  • Melissani Lake – 2.9 km/6 mins
  • Myrtos beach – 17.9 km/32 mins
  • Antisamos beach – 4.7 km/10 mins
  • St Gerasimos Monestary – 18.2 km/23 mins

The long flat quayside at Sami is perfect for a stroll before having lunch or refreshments at one of the many bars or tavernas, you will also see lots of expensive yachts moored up for much of the summer. It is from the harbour that you can get the ferry to our sister island of Ithaki, but it is advisable to take your hire car there as the main settlements are a fair distance from the port on the west side.
Apart from bars and tavernas, Sami has everything you could possibly need for your holiday: there are grocery shops and souvenir shops as well as ATMs and a pharmacy, it is almost entirely flat and can be easier to get around in the hot weather.
Sami is a great place to base yourself for your holiday; there is so much to see and do on your doorstep.

Susan R ”My husband and I stayed in Sami the first time we visited Kefalonia. Went back the following year to same hotel Pericles with friends. Stayed at various other locations over the years & loved them all” 

Dave ”Stayed in Sami for our last 4 holidays, great seafront restaurants & entertainment. Hire a car and get the ferry to Ithaca, there’s so much to see. Hoping to go back this year”

Lisa ”Aw Sami, my favourite resort, absolutely love it there. Fresh sea-food served every day in the lovely tavernas along the port. I’ve made so many friends, can’t wait to go back”

Out & about

Sami – footage from 2017 by Josh Harvey