Kefalonia is full of interesting places to visit and things to do if you are looking for activities, but equally, if you just want to unwind with a good book, good food, fabulous views then this is the place for you!

Kefalonia Beaches

Dafnoudi – A 20 minute walk from the property to this beautiful secret beach makes this The Orchard’s nearest walk to beach!

Getting there is an utter pleasure, making a right out of the grounds and onto a old footpath through beautiful fields and woodland, leading to the stunning Dafnoudi Beach.

Myrtos – One of the most photographed beaches in Europe. Found close to the fishing village of Assos, Myrtos beach has dramatic cliffs, fine pebbles and sand with waters of the most unbelievable shades of blue and turquoise.

Emblisi – Just west of Fiskardo, Very close to the fishing village this beach is also quite popular. It’s quite small with white pebbles.
There are so many beaches to explore and find in the area and the island as a whole……. enjoy!

Local Area

From the cottages you can walk into the nearby village where there are a couple of excellent tavernas and a minimarket. A 20 minute walk will take you to the nearest beach, there are also several secluded beaches to chose from, all within a 10 minute drive. A three minute drive will bring you into Fiscardo – the beautiful fishing and yachting port where there are many quayside tavernas, cafes and local bars where you can sit and watch the boats come in. The local fishing port of Fiscardo is reminiscent of San Tropez before it was commercialised. Lime house and Fig cottage originally named (Romer and Les Kai cottages) are probably the oldest buildings left in this area of North West Kefalonia, and possibly built by the first resident brothers Markos and Andonis in 1600. The village name Markandonata is derived from them. Restaurants: 2 mins drive or 10 mins walk (Antipata).