- 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
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…
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…
Viewpoint – Church of Saint Eleftherios
Where the road between Digaleto and Argostoli meets the road to the national park of Mount Ainos is an excellent viewpoint to take pictures from.
Castle and ruins of ancient Sami
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).
Roman Villa of Saint Euphemia (Agia Efimia)
You will find the Roman Villa of Agia Efimia on the road parallel to the waterfront, it’s on the opposite side of the road, just past the Aquatic Scuba Diving Club.
Viewpoint – Ancient Sami
High above the streets of modern day Sami and about 1.5km from the Agioi Fanentes Monastery sits the Acropolis of ancient Sami.
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…
Agioi Fanentes Monastery
The road to the ruins of Saint Fanentes Monastery is between Sami and Antisamos beach,
The castle of Assos is a fine example of military architecture, British general Charles James Napier described it as stronger than Gibraltar.
Viewpoint – Myrtos beach north
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!
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…
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…
Sami – footage from 2017 by Josh Harvey