Cephalonia is the largest and most mountainous island in Eptanissa.
It is situated to the south of Lefkada,
west of Ithaki and north of
It is an all-green island, which offers variety and sharp contrasts
in scenery. Argostoli is the
island’s capital and also gives its name to the nearby bay. Opposite Argostoli,
in Palliki peninsula, is situated
Lixouri, the second most important town of the island.
Cephalonia’s coasts form either small bays or gulfs with magnificent,
wind-protected beaches, ideal for swimming and sunbathing or steep cliffs where
the wild rocks meet the deep blue Ionian
Cephalonia’s flora is renowned for the unique variety of black
fir called the "cephalonian fir" which can only be found without hybrids
on the highest mountain of the island, Mount
This text (extract) is cited January 2004 from the Assoc.
of Local Authorities of Kefalonia & Ithaca tourist pamphlet.