Best resorts in Kefalonia

How did we select the best resorts and hotels in Kefalonia to add them to the following list? Simple. We asked our yacht guests what they think about their Kefalonia accommodation (in this data gathering process we used the wideness of their smile as the main metric). This is the list of hotels and resorts in Kefalonia for which we got the feeling that they were truly satisfied and would visit again. The list is not ordered in top-best, bottom-less-good order, we just instinctively added hotels they loved. As this list i reserved for top resorts in Kefalonia, we kept top villas in Kefalonia for a separate list which will be published soon.

  • Emelisse Resort [Fiscardo]
  • White Rocks [Argostoli]
  • F Zeen Retreat [Lourdata]
  • Apollonion Asterias [Lixouri]
  • Apostolata island resort [Skala]
  • Ionian Emerald [Sami]
  • Kefalonia Bay Palace [Neochori]
  • Electra Hotel Kefalonia [Svoronata]
  • Avithos Resort Kefalonia [Svoronata]
  • Kefalonia Grand Hotel [Argostoli]
  • Braunis Horio Villas [Assos]
  • Thalassa Boutique Hotel Kefalonia [Argostoli]
  • Tui Blue Tesoro Blu [Elios Proni]
  • Regina Dell’ Acqua [Skala]
  • Petani Bay Hotel [Lixouri]

Emelisse resort is located above Eblisi bay, in the vicinity of the charming fishing village of Fiscardo, Erisos. 

Emelisse Nature Resort proposes a new holiday concept based on utmost relaxation, rejuvenation and recuperation.` The wild nature, the crystal clear waters, the private beach and the scintillating pools create a feeling of euphoria inviting guests to surrender to the calm of their surroundings. Emelisse Nature Resort is a holiday resort that has been particularly designed to offer guests an extra sense of privacy and peacefulness, a new sense of purpose. 

Touched by the sea, overlooking the sandy beach of Platis Gialos, the White Rocks Resort Hotel provides leading hospitality services on the island of Kefalonia. The Hotel’s private beach is a genuine waterfront sanctuary. The hotel complex comprises rooms and suites spread around in the main building area and the bungalows wing that offers breathtaking sea views Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands, the ideal romantic and beach holiday destination. It is a wonderfully preserved, unspoiled paradise, famous for its exotic beaches, medieval castles, breathtaking seafronts, picturesque villages, historic monasteries, wineries and quiet fishing villages. Due to its large size, tourism is spread out across the island, so days are usually quiet and laid back even in high season. Kefalonia is great for spending wonderful days on the beach, taking long walks in nature and will amaze you with its history and culture.

Just 50 m from Lourdas Beach in Lourdata Village, the adults-only F Zeen features 2 swimming pools. The modern units open to a furnished balcony and patio, enjoying panoramic Ionian Sea or garden views. Free WiFi is available throughout.

The air-conditioned rooms of F Zeen include a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Each bathroom comes with a shower and hairdryer.

Guests are offered a variety of dining and drink options on site as the property features an on site bar-restaurant. The nearest restaurants and mini markets can be found within 100 m.

A gym and hammam can also be found within the property. Yoga classes and massage treatments are available upon request.

The centre of Lourdas Village is 2.5 km away, while Argostoli Town with the port lies at a distance of 17 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

The Apollonion Asterias Resort & Spa is a 5* hotel located in Lixouri Kefalonia. It lies in a land of 67 acres in the beautiful Peninsula of Palliki and is surrounded by a magnificent landscape, overlooking the dazzling waters of the Ionian Sea.
The hotel consists of two different complexes which compose this luxurious resort. The Apollonion complex which has been operating since May 2010 and the Asterias complex which has started operating since May 1st 2019.
APOLLONION is situated in the area of Xi, well-known for its long golden sandy beach, has been offering its exceptional services to its guests for 11 years and shall continue doing so.
ASTERIAS, located on an elevated part of the peninsula, right next to the Apollonion, where breathtaking views across the crystal clear waters of the sea add to the unique holiday experience that can be achieved in this resort.
Apollonion Asterias Resort & Spa offers exceptional services, luxurious and relaxed stays. Tasty Greek and Mediterranean dishes are freshly prepared by our Chef.

The hotel, which is situated on the South-East coast of the island of Kefalonia, is set on a hillside which slopes gently to the sea, offering breathtaking panoramic views.

The resort is within short distance of all the attractions and points of interest. It is situated just 4 km away from the charming resort of Skala, where long sandy beaches can be found, and only 7 km away from the picturesque village of Poros. A complimentary shuttle bus service to both places is offered. Argostoli international airport is 37 km away.

The hotel consists of 166 units. All the rooms are designed with modern furnishing and stylish bathrooms. They all have telephone, satellite TV, mini refrigerator (mini bar on request), safe deposit box, 24-hour air-conditioning, hairdryer, face mirror, toiletries and balcony or terrace. Bathrobes and slippers are offered in all Superior Rooms and Suites.

Maid service is provided daily. Our rooms overlook the Ionian Sea and catch the first rays of the morning sun.

This luxurious 5 star hotel in Kefalonia has panoramic views of the sea and the port of Sami.

Ionian Emerald Hotel is a beautiful hotel in Karavomylos Sami in Kefalonia, offering a high standard of hospitality, in an environment where warmth and fine taste surround the guest from the moment they enter the hotel.

The exemplary service of Ionian Emerald Hotel & Resort will offer you moments, with exclusive amenities and facilities. The luxurious accommodation, with views over the Ionian Sea, the direct access to Agia Eythimia, lake Melissani, cave Drogkarati and other beautiful beaches, make it the ideal combination for magnificent holidays.

The Kefalonia Bay Palace has 41 individual rooms and 6 luxury villas with private pools featuring contemporary interior design and hand-made wood furniture. Warm red, green and gold palettes work in harmony with the gorgeous natural surroundings outside and guests love the verandas opening to fantastic sea views. This amazing Kefalonia hotel provides villas with steam rooms and private pools with whirlpool.

Electra Kefalonia is located in the area of Svoronata and only 100 meters from Ammes Beach. The island’s airport is only a couple of kilometers away while Argostoli, the capital of the island, is only few minutes’ drive from here. Moreover, this is an area that is very popular with cyclist offering countless picturesque routes.

The hotel building itself mixes modern minimalism with eclectic, subdued traditional references. The result blends impeccably into the natural surroundings to create a sanctuary of friendly scale and warm, welcoming aesthetics. Everything here has been conceived with absolute comfort in mind, and with a commendable attention to every little detail.
Central to the hotel’s comfort-centered philosophy are our impressive Spa and wellness facilities that include a sauna, a hot tub and a hammam. Maybe we should also mention our own on-premise hairdressing salon. And for those of you who do not wish to lose sight of your fitness targets, our fully equipped Fitness Center has all the answers – and more. Or instead, how about running some laps around the pool?

Moving to the rooms, the comfort theme is really taking off. Each room is generously equipped with a TV set with access to satellite channels, a kettle, a hairdryer and a desk. Add to these a wardrobe and a private bathroom and you are set for the relaxation that you always dreamed of.

Imperiously declaring its airy presence, escorted by an evergreen orchard of olive groves and cypress trees, Avithos Resort in Svoronata, Kefalonia, swarms with warmth for its guests. Consisting of seventeen buildings, Avithos is a 4 star hotel that stands out as a resort with a unique character as it gives the feeling of a small neighbourhood. A unique property offering self-catering accommodation that varies from studios to maisonettes and apartments, Avithos Resort is one of the best family friendly resorts in Kefalonia.

Situated in the charming area of Svoronata, a peaceful area near the Airport and only a 15-minute drive from Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, Avithos Resort is undeniably the best solution for a carefree family holiday that offers all modern necessities and comforts: from lounging by the pool and having the little ones playing at the kid’s pool right in front of you to making daily explorations to the nearby beautiful coasts and returning to your beautiful studio or apartment for a midday nap, selecting Avithos Resort for your next holidays in Kefalonia, Greece, will definitely reward you whatever the need.

Kefalonia (or Cephalonia) is not only the largest Ionian Island but also one of the most beautiful ones. It offers amazing beaches and stunning landscapes but distances can be long and a bit difficult due to its mountainous morphology. As Avithos Resort is situated approximately in the central part of the island, it allows for excursions throughout both the north and south side without guests having to traverse the entire island each time. This is especially convenient for families with young children and this is another thing that makes Avithos Resort the best family hotel in Kefalonia.

Kefalonia Grand Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Argostoli, the heart of Kefalonia Island. With an exquisite charm this 4-star luxury hotel draws its originality and inspiration from the history of the island itself and is considered one of the best luxury hotels in Kefalonia

Here, the guests experience the historic elegance of an earlier era and the modern comforts of a top-rated boutique hotel. Kefalonia Grand Hotel impeccable luxury services guarantee for a comfortable and pleasant stay that will charm even the most eclectic guests.

Braunis Horio, a complex of sublime luxury villas in Kefalonia Island, the largest of the Ionian Islands in Greece, is situated on a rocky promontory ascending cliff, thus offering a stunning, panoramic view to the crystal waters of the Ionian Sea and the picturesque village of Assos. Tastefully nestled in a privileged setting on the right side of the picturesque Assos village, these exquisite villas are rightfully regarded as the ultimate luxury accommodation choice that will certainly seduce travellers with their unrivalled environs and unobstructed panoramic sea views.
Braunis Horio consists of 14 newly built luxury villas, each one offering an unparallel sea view and an amazing infinity pool blending in with the sparkling sea. The location of this exclusive villa complex, Assos, is one of the most graphic settlements in Kefalonia, boasting a unique setting and high proximity to one of the most renowned coasts in the Ionian, Myrtos beach.
If you are looking for the best Assos Kefalonia villas, then Braunis Horio is your best match and you will be rewarded with some of the island’s most idyllic landscapes diffused in flaming sunset colours that will take your breath away…

Thalassa Boutique Hotel has been carved in its guests’ memories as the top luxury hotel in Kefalonia Greece and for a good reason. The hotel is one of the best hotels in Lassi Kefalonia and has been masterfully designed to offer unpretentious opulence and a laid-back ambience for your total rejuvenation and self-pampering. Its refurbished utterly romantic character along with the absolute privacy and the seaside location make this top-rated boutique hotel the best choice for honeymooners, couples that want to indulge in quality time with their partner or solo travellers.
Located very close to the famous beach of Makris Gialos and less than 10’ drive from Argostoli, our 4-star seaside hotel in Lassi enjoys a serene yet very convenient location and is one of the best hotels in Lassi Kefalonia. Right above Paliostafida beach and perched on the rocky slopes of the area, the hotel offers a stunning sea view to the entire bay of Lassi from most of its public spaces and its rooms and suites.

This hotel is big on style – it offers a smart infinity pool and design-led interiors.

Tesoro Blu Hotel & Spa is as stylish as it gets. From the outside, it’s all cubed buildings and angular glass balconies. Step inside and you’re met by the full minimalist works, with floor-to-ceiling windows and neutral shades.

This hotel scores highly when it comes to location. It’s nestled in a sloping valley, with a shingle beach on its doorstep. The centre of Skala is only a 20-minute walk away, too.

Sparkling, luxurious, fascinating, unique! Regina Dell’ Acqua Hotel is the Queen of Kefalonia and her rooms are the jewels to her crown. To offer the utmost in hospitality, every effort has been made. From the luxurious marble floor of the reception hall to the last detail in every room and suite, there was one intention: Our guests should feel like the guests of a Queen!

Built on the island of Kefalonia, Greece, Regina Dell’ Acqua Hotel offers the experience of Kefalonias’ natural beauty combined with the exclusiveness of a 5 star hotel. Refreshing, sunny blue beaches and rare mountain landscapes will impress even the most demanding visitor.

Regina Dell’ Acqua Hotel caters to your every need: Offering Mediterranean cuisine and traditional meals at her own in-hotel restaurant, the Amethyst Hippocampus Restaurant, hosting your wedding reception by the pool and organizing conferences at the Conference Center.

For holiday vacations, receptions or business events, the 5 star Regina Dell’ Acqua Hotel, Skala Kefalonia, Greece, has only the best to offer.

With breathtaking sunset views over the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, Petani Bay Hotel – Adults only provides unique accommodation of the highest quality standards in Kefalonia. Boasting its privileged location over the sea on the western side of the island, the hotel encompasses the genuine essence of Greek hospitality and welcomes guests in an adults-only resort made out of dreams.
A place where you are invited to relax and enjoy in an absolute private and discrete environment with impeccable views, service and cherished comfort.

In line with the superb natural surroundings, all the suites at Petani Bay Hotel have been designed to ooze that lovely island’s feel with modern twists that take unpretentious luxury and comfort to the next level. Bright and ample spaces letting that precious natural sunlight along with the salty breeze in immerse you in the ultimate hospitality experience. Sustainability is celebrated, while modern amenities ensure your stay is absolutely treasured.