Pick holidays to Sami for a fine balance between traditional Greek charm and modern comfort, with plenty of natural beauty to boot.

Beaches, beauty and bubbly

With the sea and sand at its feet and culture close to hand, it's easy to see why this gem on the east coast of Kefalonia is so popular. Located in Greece's Ionian Islands, Sami's also got a range of eateries and watering holes to entertain all tastes – from backstreet tavernas to seaside cocktail bars.

Silver-screen Sami

Famous for the filming of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, the region's full of unparalleled natural wonder fit for the big screen. From the sky-blue bays to unspoiled country trails, Sami's got movie magic written all over it – so be sure to keep your camera handy.

Beachy keen

Antisamos Beach is a 10-minute drive away and a Kefalonian favourite, loved for its bright white pebbles and striking blue shores – not to mention the rows of sunloungers and bay views. The water's crystal clear, so keep your eyes peeled for little fishies – snorkels are available to make the job easier.

Seas the day

Sami's bustling port's your gateway to mini high-seas adventures. Sail to lush and legendary Ithaca, homeland of cunning king and Trojan War hero Odysseus. Or, book a private tour and cruise the Ionian Sea to discover your own secluded coastal coves.

At a Glance

  • Venture to the underground world of the Drogarati Cave
  • Sip ouzo while watching the sunset over the harbour
  • Take the ferry to Ithaca, the legendary homeland of Odysseus