Visiting kefalonia for nature lovers

Planning on visiting Kefalonia? Stay at our waterfront suites at Karavomilos.

One of the most famous islands in Greece, the Ionian gem that is Kefalonia stands as a haven for nature enthusiasts looking to seize every chance of getting amongst it in the great outdoors. Whether you’re after crystal-clear turquoise waters or lush green landscapes, this Greek island wields a myriad of natural wonders that will leave you in a state of awe. If you’re a nature lover planning on visiting Kefalonia, take note of some of the best things to do in the great outdoors and make sure you get the maximum from your experience. Also know that Meliti Waterfront Suites, in the scenic Karavomilos Bay, is a great base from which to explore, so read on and find out how you can maximize your experience.

Myrtos Beach

Myrtos Beach is no stranger to publicity, as it is regularly included in the lists of top beaches worldwide, and with good reason. Nestled between two imposing limestone cliffs, the beach is all about the powdery white sand contrasted with the deep azure hues of the Ionian Sea. Pair that with the panoramic views from the cliffs above and you have yourself one of the most visually striking settings you’ve laid your eyes on. Whether you choose to bask in the sun, swim, or just take in all that beauty, Myrtos Beach is an essential stop for anyone seeking tranquility and natural splendor. If you’re visiting Kefalonia, this should be your number one go-to beach among the best beaches in Kefalonia


Melissani Cave

While you glide through the narrow entrance to the subterranean cave of Melissani, this is definitely an experience not to be missed. So prepare to be enchanted as you descend into the magical realm of the underground Melissani Cave, filled with crystal-clear, turquoise waters and more magic than a Harry Potter book. The sunlight filtering through the collapsed ceiling creates mesmerizing patterns on the water, casting an ethereal glow that is just incredible. 

Take a boat ride across the underground lake, and marvel at the stalactites hanging from the cave ceiling and the reflections that create a dreamlike atmosphere. Melissani Cave is a testament to the island’s geological diversity and offers a truly unique and enchanting experience. It is under 10 minutes away from our sea view suites on your Karavomilos Kefalonia holidays.


Mount Ainos

If you’re visiting Kefalonia and seek a few nature thrills, then consider Mount Ainos. The highest peak on the island, it clocks in at 1,628 meters, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, including the neighboring islands of Zakynthos and Lefkada. The mountain is carpeted with a dense canopy of fir trees, creating a visual masterpiece that extends as far as the eye can see. If you’re partial to hiking, you’ll want to explore the network of trails that lead to the summit, where the reward is a spine-tingling vista that’ll make your head spin. The trek, despite being challenging, is more than worth the effort, as Mount Ainos is a sanctuary for nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike.


Drogarati Cave

Another of Kefalonia’s mystical caves, Drogarati Cave is similar to Melissani. This underground oddity created over millions of years by nature’s artistry is decked out with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, and invites visitors to discover its otherworldly chambers. Here, you can walk around and explore. Take note of the acoustics, as they are of such high quality that it has hosted various musical and cultural events over the years. As you descend into the depths of Drogarati Cave, you’ll be transported to a subterranean wonderland, where the geological formations tell a silent tale of the island’s ancient history. 

Visiting Kefalonia is like taking a sensory bath. Its top natural attractions give you a little bit of everything, from the sun-kissed beaches of Myrtos to the underground wonders of Melissani & Drogarati Caves, and the rugged beauty of Mount Ainos. Although not advertised as such, this island has more to do than it lets on, so roll the dice and see where the path takes you. Meliti Waterfront Suites will be a highlight of your day-to-day, no matter what.