Quick Guide to Aghia Efimia
The daily grind got you down? Feel like some sunshine and sand will cure what ails you? A holiday to Aghia Efimia might be just what you need. This traditional fishing village on the east coast of Kefalonia is a haven from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. With just a few hotels, restaurants and taverns, it's easy to find some peace and quiet in this picturesque Ionian town - and just as easy to head out of the town for a little more excitement in surrounding resorts.
The hills surrounding Aghia Efimia are dotted with old fortresses and Venetian buildings, while in town, the buildings sit pretty in pastel, thanks to a rebuild by French architects after an earthquake in the 1950s. Head to one of the dozen-or-so tavernas, each of which specialises in a local dish, and finish the day with a cocktail at one of the village's little bars.
Fab holidays for:
Relaxation, Recuperation, Rest
Did you know?
Much of the popular 2001 film, Captain Corelli's Mandolin was filmed just down the road from Aghia Efimia, on Myrtos Beach.
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Like other small Greek Island fishing villages, Aghia Efimia doesn't offer an abundance of attractions. What it does offer, though, is an attractive harbour dotted with brightly painted buildings and traditional tavernas, and plenty of secluded beaches to explore nearby. It also places visitors in close proximity to Ithaca, the famed island of Odysseus - it's an easy ferry ride away and so close you can see it across the water! Drive just 15 minutes, and you'll reach Myrtos Beach, iconic for being one of the settings for the blockbuster film Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
The waters of the coast off Aghia Efimia offer up some of the best diving in the Greek Islands - the water is highly rated for its cleanliness, so its visibility is near-unbeatable!
When to go to Aghia Efimia
Greece is a popular European summer holiday destination for a reason - temperatures regularly hit 30°C and it's typically dry. Aghia Efimia sticks to this trend. It's most popular during the summer months, meaning this is also the most expensive time to visit.
July and August are the only months when you'll get daily flights to Kefalonia. May, June, September and October flights run only a few times a week, and in winter there are no regular flights at all. Head to the island in May or October for the lowest prices and weather that still offers up plenty of opportunities for swimming and sunbathing.