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Kefalonia island news and views

Kefalonia is a popular Greek holiday island located in the Ionian chain of islands off the west coast of mainland Greece. Kefalonia lies south of Corfu and north of Zante to the south. It is a large hilly island with a string of south coast beaches, some of the most picturesque coves and some spectacular caves. Offshore is the idyllic island of Ithaca, a favourite target of day trippers.

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EU cash aid for Kefalonia

Cash help could be on the way for the Ionian island of Kefalonia hit earlier this year by a 5.8 earthquake and several dozen severe aftershocks that made local people homeless.

Myrtos beach on Kefalonia
Kefalonia visitors

UK holidaymakers are giving Kefalonia island the thumbs down, with 1,800 fewer tourists taking Kefalonia holidays last month. The drop in visitor numbers in Kefalonia comes despite a surge in UK visitors to other Greek holiday islands . . .

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Earthquake hits Kefalonia

A state of emergency has been declared on the holiday island of Kefalonia after dozens of aftershocks followed a major earthquake tremor that shook the island at the weekend.

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Kefalonia fish farm protest

Plans to increase the number of fish farms on Kefalonia and Ithaca have come under fierce attack from islanders. They accuse regional officials of bulldozing through plans to allow vast fish farms to be built off the coasts . . .

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Hotels pledge on quake

Hotel owners on the holiday island of Kefalonia have rushed to insist there is no danger for tourists after the island was hit by several large earthquakes and aftershocks.

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Kefalonia bridge collapse

Many visitors on a holiday in Kefalonia last summer will have strolled along the British-built bridge that lies across the Argostoli lagoon. The bridge has become a major Kefalonia holiday attraction. But, after many promises . . .

Robola wine from Kefalonia
Kefalonia wines

Everyone enjoys a few glasses of wine when on holiday and what better than to taste wine that has been grown in Greek Island vineyards of Kefalonia.

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More shocks for Kefalonia

A strong quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale hit Kefalonia just before dawn today (Monday February 3) sending panicked residents running out into the streets right across the island.

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More quakes for Kefalonia

After suffering widespread earthquake damage last year, Kefalonia suffers more seismic rumblings under the Ionian Sea. Earthquake rumbles continue to shake the holiday island of Kefalonia months after a series of quakes in January.

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New beaches for Kefalonia

Kefalonia is enjoying a surprise boom in beaches with new stretches of golden sand appearing along the island's coastline almost every month following a series of earthquakes

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Open air prayers on Kefalonia

A strange sight for anyone on a late holiday break in Kefalonia would be a large group of muslims at prayer in the middle of an open field. But Pakistanis living in Kefalonia were forced out in the open when Kefalonia municipal authorities refused . . .

Fanari lighthouse on Kefalonia
Praise for Kefalonia's ports

Kefalonia has a large number of good ports to choose from with harbours dotted all around the island's long coastline from the main harbour at Argostoli to the tiny port at Pessada.