Kefalonia was immortalised in the book 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin', which is essential beach reading when you book package holidays on this beautiful island, as the movie was filmed here. Kefalonia is popular with parents wanting cheap family holidays in picturesque surroundings. At Co-operative travel we have cheap package holidays that are tailor-made for families and holidaymakers of all ages.
Kefalonia is lush and verdant, with an amazing variety of flowers and wildlife, as well as monasteries and archaeological sites. The coast is dotted with pretty fishing villages and isolated, sandy inlets, and there are some spectacular caves for adventurous kids - and adults - to scramble around.
Families book all inclusive holidays here knowing they won't be kept awake by raucous nightlife, though there are enough tavernas and discos to keep older teens amused. The forested mountain trails offer numerous opportunities for exploration - there are some fascinating ruins and monasteries hidden away. Book cheap family holidays in spring, and you can enjoy the Greek Easter celebrations - just one of many religious festivals held throughout the year.
Skala is a pretty fishing village that's ideal for young families who want to relax. The 3km Blue Flag beach has water sports, beach bars and safe swimming, while the lively town centre has bars, shops, nightclubs and restaurants. This is in contrast to the old town, where there are Roman ruins and charming
Lourdas is another scenic resort, close to the airport and Argostoli. Despite its tiny size it is well provided with amenities, including a long, toddler-friendly beach, water sports, sun beds and boat trips. In the old town you will find a traditional, well stocked market. Sisson monastery is a treat for culture vultures, while teens can enjoy the nightclubs of Lixouri and Lassi.
Lassi is a large, purpose-built resort, a short way from the bustling capital of Argostoli. Two stunning golden beaches are backed by spectacular mountain scenery, and there's a castle and lighthouse nearby.
The beaches are renowned for their cleanliness and safety, with child-friendly facilities which include pools and water beds. Kids can get cooling ice creams at the shops while the adults and couples enjoy the beach bars.
While the beaches are perfect for younger children to play and paddle, there's no shortage of things for teens to do either, with a good selection of water sports. If you book package holidays in the spring, you can watch loggerhead turtles nesting at the Koutavos nature reserve.
Kefalonia offers cheap family holidays with a relaxed, laid-back approach. We at The Co-operative Travel have package holidays to all the popular resorts to suit families, couples and single travellers.