Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Kefalonia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
10 days ago

We started further down and walked on the little-used road to the starting point of the trail, which is pretty good. The first part of the trail is very beautiful, it goes through the forest, there are many lookouts, from where you can see the coast of the island and the sea. the way is also very well marked. It's just a pity that everything runs back on the road, it would be better if there was still a route through the area.

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

The trail starting part is a rocky path of close to 2km with moderate elevation and ends with a somewhat steep path leading down to Kapandriti village. About half of the path has no shade. The trail is marked by local amateur mountaineers (simple paint marks on rocks/trees) which can be somewhat intimidating. Keep in mind the weather conditions as low cloudiness turns into fog at that area which makes the path hard to follow. Hiking equipment (poles, hiking shoes etc) is strongly adviced.

on Argostoli Bay Walk

bird watching
5 months ago

A relaxed and easy walk following the seafront of Argostoli that leads to the preserved area of Koutavos lagoon where various waterbirds live. Beware that dogs are allowed only when leashed.

running
Monday, July 23, 2018

I’m not sure where they begin measuring the trail, but my Garmin clocked almost 20km round trip from the trailhead near the quarry in Digaleto, not the posted ~13km. 85% of the trail is through the forest on rough switchbacks, so there isn’t much view until the top, which can get a little boring. But the views from the top are worth it. I ran most of this trail, minus a few really rough rocky places, and dodging blown down trees on the middle of the trail. Overall it is pretty well marked for a Greek hiking trail, and was a good trail running challenge. Just be prepared for a longer trek than the posted signs, I wasn’t quite prepared as I thought I’d only be doing a 13km out and back.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

This mountain will always bring me back to Kefalonia.

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

Mount Ainos, on the island of Kefalonia, is the highest peak in Greece's western Ionian Islands. Its summit offers splendid views of the countryside, the sea and the neighboring island of Zakynthos. You'll see a species of fir tree, the Abies Cephalonica, that is unique to the island and a unique pine species, Pinus Nigra. Local legend has it that the mountain slopes are also home to a herd of wild horses. Temperatures are much cooler at this altitude than they are near the island's coastal settlements. This can be refreshing in the sweltering Greek summer. The description and map show this trail as a loop. It is more like an out and back. There are blazes and signs (in Greek) guiding hikers to the summit. A visit to Ainos' peak is not to be missed while visiting the island of Kefalonia.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016