Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands. Green rocks plunge suddenly into the deep blue waters. Picturesque villages and small beautiful towns highlighted by old mansions and "humble" farmhouses; a little further over, the ruins of some ancient city.
Cephalonia has been justly called the island of contrasts: Roman, Venetian and Byzantine ruins, side by side with famous beaches.
The capital Argostoli is where the sea pours into spectacular swallow-holes and disappears endlessly into subterranean tunnels forming a rare geological phenomenon.
The water reappears at lake Melissani, an incredible semi-underground lake of clear turquoise and indigo water.
Nearby is the Drogarati cave, a large stalagmitic cavern of rare beauty.
To the north is the small village of Fiskardo, and its pretty harbour, that has escaped the earthquakes and retains the old style buildings.