On the West side of Greece, lie seven stunningly beautiful islands. Each island is unique in terms of culture, history and untouched natural beauty. The largest in the region is Kefalonia.
Kefalonia is the largest island in the Ionian region and the fifth largest in Greece. It has a mild, near-perfect, climate along with several excellent beaches. Myrtos beach in particular, is the most photographed beach in the whole of Greece and regularly features in various international top 10 beach awards. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, a movie with Nicolas Cage set in war-time Kefalonia, was a huge success and put Kefalonia firmly on the 'must visit' list of destinations.
Kefalonia is a large island with diverse and dramatic scenery. The island has many wonderful bays and inlets which explain its unusual shape. The northern coastline is dominated by small and clean pebble beaches whilst those on the southern shores are long and sandy. The west coast offers a unique mix of black, red and white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. There you will also find Myrtos' smallest brother - Petani beach.
For those who prefer a slower pace Kefalonia is ideal for walking, cycling and horse-riding. If you feel a bit more adventurous you may opt for a fast-paced day or two filled with island hopping on a boat or jeep safari to explore deserted parts of the island.
Over the last five years Kefalonia has enjoyed a significant jump in tourism proved by the introduction of regular non-stop flights by Easyjet, Ryanair and Jet2. The vast majority of travellers come from the UK but there are now direct flights during the peak Summer months from Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia, Italy, Germany and other European countries.
The positive knock-of effect from the sharp rise in tourism numbers is that demand for property of all types is also on the rise. The private villa with pool model has always been popular and now thanks to significant changes in taxation to attract foreign investment together with the strong sterling, this type of property investment has become even more attractive. Whether you are looking to build a small hotel, a block of apartments or a single home Ionian Developments can help you deliver your project on time and on budget.