Sights

Kounopetra

KounopetraNear the village Mantzavinata, in the Paliki peninsula, there is a big rock which has the capacity to move rhythmically and continuously. This is a universally unique phenomenon and its value adds to the fact that it is extremely strange, since it opposes to the logic which suggests that such a large rock should be stabilized and unyielding.

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Kipouraion Monastery

Kipouraion MonasteryOne of the most breathtaking scenery in the whole of Kefalonia can be found in the west coast of Lixouri, in the famous Kipouraion Monastery. It is situated at a distance of about 15km from Lixouri, on the road leading to Havriata (the balcony of the Ionian).

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The Lighthouse of Gerogombos

The Lighthouse of GerogombosOne of the most famous attractions of the Peninsula of Paliki is the Lighthouse of Gerogombos. It is a 13m high tower, standing on the edge of the homonymous bay. It was constructed by the British in 1807 and destroyed by German troops during their withdrawal from the island. It was rebuilt soon after, in 1947.

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Lake Cavern of Melissani

Lake Cavern of MelissaniOne of the most famous as well as beautiful sights on the island, of great historical interest, is the Lake Cavern of Melissani. This is a lake cavern which is located at Karavomylos, very close to Sami. It was discovered in 1951 by the speleologist Petrohilos and from then on, after some procedures for the construction of an entrance, it has been delivered for tourist access.

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Drogarati Cave

Drogarati CaveDrogarati cave is one of the greatest and most beautiful natural sights in the region around Sami and in the whole of Kefalonia. It is located at a short distance from the Lake Cavern of Melissani, making it belong to the same geographical area. It was discovered about 300 years ago when, during a strong earthquake one of its sections collapsed and uncovered what is now the entrance to the cave.

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