Location

Welcome to the beautiful village of Sami, Kefalonia Island

Sami is a small seaside town at the east part of Kefalonia. Its location is unique, as it is embraced from one side by the deep blue gulf of Sami , and from the other side by mountains with all shades of green.

This quiet little town with its 1.000 inhabitants bursts to life during the summer when its population almost triples. It has lots of shops for all your daily needs, a post office, ATM, pharmacy and a First Aid Centre. You will also find car rental companies and tourist offices that organize excursions by boat or bus.

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Along the waterfront one finds souvenir shops, restaurants and cafeterias. Its beach, with sand and small pebbles, attracts many visitors from the entire island. For those who wish to explore other beaches in the area we recommend the beautiful beaches of Antisamos, Agia Paraskevi and the famous Myrtos.
Along the coast between Karavomilos and Agia Efimia one finds many hidden small beaches, where with a little luck one can be all alone.

Also worthwhile visiting is the underground lake of Melissani, which is one of the major attractions of the island, as well as the cave of Drogarati , at 3 km., from Sami.

It is very well possible to explore the area by foot, making short or longer walks through the mountains and the villages nearby, some of them deserted years ago.

Horseback riding, donkey trekking, diving and sailing are some of the activities offered in the area of Sami. In Agia Efimia it is possible to rent boats to explore the island by sea yourself.

During the summer evenings the main road of Sami along the waterfront is closed to cars, and this allows you to enjoy the stroll through the town or to sit down at the one of its taverns or cafes. In high season the Community of Sami organizes many events with music and dance.

MELISSANI CAVE

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Melissani, one of the major attractions of Kefalonia, is an underground lake in Karavomilos. Visitors can make a tour of the cave in a small boat and admire the wonderful colours of the water, caused by the sunlight that enters the cave as part of the roof has collapsed. In ancient years the cave was a place of cult of the god Pan. The cave probably took its name after the nymph Melissanthi, who killed herself in the lake as Pan did not correspond to her love for him. A clay idol of Pan and a clay disk representing nymphs that were found during excavations in1963, are on exhibition in the Archaeological Museum of Kefalonia in Argostoli.

DROGARATI CAVE

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The amazing cave of Drogarati is situated 3 km. from Sami.
It took thousands of years to give the cave the form and shape it has today. A 44 m. long path between huge stalactites and stalagmites leads to the large main hall which has a surface of 65 x 45 m. The main hall is sometimes used for concerts because of its excellent acoustics.

 

 

 

USEFUL LINKS:

www.kephalonia.com

www.donkeytrekkingkefalonia.com

www.aquatic.gr

www.kefaloniatravel.com

www.yellowboats-kefalonia.gr

www.seakayakingkefalonia-greece.com

www.samistar.com

www.avgerinos-travelexperience.com