When booking a luxury Ionian cruise, different passengers are looking for different things. Those seeking bright lights and late nights head to Corfu. History buffs find it hard to say no to Odysseus’ Ithaca. But there’s one island that’s loved by those who seek out the finer things in life. If your idea of a blissful retreat involves pristine white sands. The finest wines in all of Greece. A lifestyle so beautiful that it’s inspired great works of literature. Then you will want the Glaros to put into port on the island of Cephalonia.
Known variously as Kephalonia, Cephalonia and Kefallinia, this is the largest of the Ionian Islands. Despite its size, Cephalonia remains one of the more untouched locations on our cruise. While tourists from across the world head to Corfu in droves. Kephalonia attracts a smaller number of visitors. Visitors looking for something a little quieter, but much more special.
This is the place where you’ll find secluded private beaches, hidden coves and towering cliffs. Secret places where you’ll take the time to really relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the more famous islands.
If there’s a single island we’d recommend stopping at for a late dinner, it would be Cephalonia.
Cephalonia is where Greek wine and food reaches a peak. As you sip a glass (or two) of the famed Robola wine, you’ll understand just why Cephalonia’s most famous export has been highly sought out for thousands of years. But you’ll also want to pair this wine with examples of the local food.
As you’d expect from a Greek island, Cephalonia offers travelers an incredible selection of seafood. With fresh cod, crab and scallops reaching your plate mere hours after being caught. Bifteki and Kreatopita will delight the meat-lovers. While everyone will enjoy the island’s range of creamy cheeses.
Things to See On Your Visit
Sheltered in a Cephalonian cove, the Glaros is the perfect base for diving and other water sports. Eventually though you will want to leave the crystal seas behind to find some of the island’s secret treasures for yourself. Captain Cliff recommends taking the time to seek out the following:
One of the thirty best beaches in the world. This secluded bay is surrounded by green cliffs, which contrast wonderfully with the electric blue sea.
This picturesque village served as the inspiration for de Bernieres’ love-letter to Cephalonia, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Cephalonia’s national park is home to unique, uncontaminated nature. What better way to relax, than spotting the local falcons swooping on the breeze?
These four locations offer only a taster of what you’ll experience when your cruise stops off on this wonderful island. The rest of Cephalonia’s charms will be waiting for you to discover for yourself.
Make sure you include Cephalonia as a destination when you book your Greek island cruise. We guarantee you’ll want to return time after time. Book now with Deep Blue Yachting.