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KEFALLONIA, Island, IONIAN ISLANDS

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Overview

  Cephalonia is the largest and most mountainous island in Eptanissa. It is situated to the south of Lefkada, west of Ithaki and north of Zakynthos.
  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 Sea.
  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 Enos.
This text (extract) is cited January 2004 from the Assoc. of Local Authorities of Kefalonia & Ithaca tourist pamphlet.

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Geographical Data

Type of location: Homeric island, Islands to visit
Postal Code: -
Altitude: 1628 meters
Longitude: 20o 32' 34.27" E
Latitude: 38o 13' 59.7" N
Area: 734 km2

Population Census

Year Population
2011 35801
1991 29392
1981 27649
Settlers inhabited the lands:
(Prehistoric times) SAMOS Island, NORTH AEGEAN , GREECE
Located:
South (S) of: LEFKADA Island, IONIAN ISLANDS , GREECE
8,5 Nautical miles North (N) of: ZAKYNTHOS Island, IONIAN ISLANDS , GREECE
Inhabitated by people of:
(Prehistoric times) KEFALI Ancient demos, KERATEA , GREECE
Settlers inhabited the lands:
ASTAKOS Ancient city, ETOLOAKARNANIA , GREECE
Ancient sites of the island:
ALALKOMENES Ancient city, ITHAKI , GREECE
KRANI Ancient city, ARGOSTOLI , GREECE
PRONI Ancient city, KEFALLINIA , GREECE
SAMI Ancient city, KEFALLONIA , GREECE
PALI Ancient city, KEFALLONIA , GREECE

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