Ultimate Guide to Planning a Wedding in Kefalonia 

Kefalonia Wedding Photographer | Cephalonia Wedding Photographer

Hello friend, chances are you were searching for a wedding photographer in Kefalonia and found me here. For us, each couple is a friend and not a client.

The setting for Louis de Bernières' fabulous novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Kefalonia's myriad appeals include magnificent, rugged scenery, friendly locals, a certain rural charm, and some of the best beaches in the whole of Greece. That's why it would be an honour to be a part of your big day and celebrate life’s big moments with you in Kefalonia.

I would like to say a word or two about me. I'm Tu, a destination wedding photographer & videographer based in Greece, Germany & other parts of Europe (mostly Italy, Spain, France) - also available worldwide.

I'm a young man who seem always having an affair with life, nature and sunlight. One day at a time. I love art, classic cinema, good food and traveling & seeking adventure off the grid. Both living and working with an adventurous mindset, I find myself drawn to couples who share my free-spirited lifestyle.

My passion is to create beautiful wedding photos & films that stand out. Not just something style over substance but Something visually beautiful and artistic at the same time with deeper meaning and true emotion, capturing the essence of you & the story of your life. Wedding Photography is about you. Your story is important. Your love is worth talking about. It deserves to be treated individually so we can tailor our time, our hearts and souls to suit your every need.

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1. How to Get to Kefalonia

Kefalonia (or Cephalonia) is the largest of the Ionian islands, located next to Zakynthos and Lefkada, and a great holiday destination.

- Flying: 

The international airport Kefalonia "Anna Pollatou" receives domestic flights from Athens, Corfu and Zakynthos all year round. In summer, the airport also receives flights from various locations across Europe. The flight from Athens to Kefalonia takes 1 hour. The airport is around 8 km from Argostoli city center. Aside from using public transportation, the best way to get to your destination quickly and easily from the airport is by car or taxi.

- Ferry:

The island of Kefalonia is well-connected to mainland Greece with both the ports of Kyllini and Patras in the western Peloponnese. You can travel from Athens to Kyllini and Patras by bus or car and then take the ferry to Kefalonia.
+ The distance from Athens to the ports of Western Peloponnese is 280 km to Kyllini (3h15min drive) and 210 km to Patras (2h30min drive). There are regular bus routes to Kyllini and Patras from the Kifissos Bus Terminal in Athens.
+ The port of Kyllini serves frequent ferry connections to the port of Poros in Kefalonia. There are at least 3-4 ferries per day traveling from Kyllini to Kefalonia (Poros) and the ferry trip lasts approximately 1,5 hours.
+ There are frequent ferry connections from the port of Patras to the port of Sami in Kefalonia. The ferry trip lasts approximately 3 hours and especially in the summer months, there are 6-7 weekly ferry crossings from Patras to Kefalonia (Sami).

2. Best Time to Have a Wedding in Kefalonia

Average temperatures in Kefalonia Island vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 71st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kefalonia Island, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 89.6°F (32°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75°F (23.9°C) at night. The busiest month for tourism in Kefalonia Island, Greece is July, followed by June and May. If you want to experience an unforgettable, hot vacation by the sea, the months from May to September are especially worthwhile. But there will be crowded, hotel and everything are also more expensive. For those of you who spend an active holiday on Kos, want to get closer to nature and take a closer look at the sights without any tourists, it is worth thinking about the spring and autumn months as a travel time. It is not too hot at this time and you have the chance to bypass the tourist flow. Or even a winter wedding in Kefalonia would be amazing since the weather in winter is so mild. 

3. What to See & Do in Kefalonia

If you are looking for a relaxing break from city life, a trip to the beautiful landscapes of the island of Kefalonia is just the thing for you. The island of Kefalonia is a true charmer, both cosmopolitan and wild natural beauty, offering a variety of activities and cultural events all year round. The island of Kefalonia is also a popular holiday destination for families as well as for anyone who likes to explore nature and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. The famous beach of Myrtos, which has often been voted one of the best beaches in Greece, has made Kefalonia known worldwide for its turquoise water and white sand. Of course, this is just a small taste of the beauties that make Kefalonia a unique travel destination.

Beaches in Kefalonia

Kefalonia (Cephalonia) is a large island with a long coastline, which means that you have many options for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing by the sea. The Ionian Sea waters are famous for their blue-green colors and their cool temperature even during the Greek summer heatwave. Many of the beaches in Kefalonia are organized, with parasols, beach bars or water sports facilities while there are many options as well for more secluded and quiet beaches. Here are some of the best beaches in Kefalonia to choose from: Myrtos, Xi beach, Petani,  Antisamos, Makris, Gialo,s Platia, Ammos, Foki (Fiskardo), Ai Helis, Kaminia, Skala beach, Kato, Lagadi, Lagadakia, Koroni, Limenia.

Outdoor Activities

The island of Kefalonia has an impressive landscape combining long sandy coastlines and rich vegetation, with impressive hills and cliffs as well as the mount Ainos. Kefalonia (Cephalonia) is a great place for outdoor activities and we highly recommend that apart from swimming on the island's beautiful beaches you also try: Hiking, Tours at the caves of Melissani and Drogarati,  Sea kayaking, Paragliding, Scuba diving, Snorkelling,  Wine-tasting tours,  Mount Ainos national park

Villages in Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the largest island of the Ionian Sea and has many different settlements all over the island, near the sea and in mountain areas. The capital of the island is Argostoli on the west side of Kefalonia opposite the second largest city Lixouri. We recommend renting a car and driving through Kefalonia to discover as many beautiful corners as possible. Here are some interesting towns and villages in Kefalonia: Argostoli, Lixouri, Assos, Fiscardo, Sami, Porous, Kourkoumelata, Agia, Efimia, Neochori, Atheras...

Island Hopping

Located in the middle of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is a great departure point for some island-hopping! There are frequent connections from the ports of Kefalonia to nearby islands such as Ithaki, Zakynthos, or Corfu. During the summer months, there is also the option to travel by ferry from the port of Sami in Kefalonia to the southeast coast of Italy and the ports of Brindisi and Bari.

4. Wedding Venues in Kefalonia

- Outdoor somewhere in the mountains overlooking the ocean or on the beaches!

- In one of many churches in Kalymnos

- In many private villas

- Avithos Resort Kefalonia

- White Rocks Hotel Kefalonia

- Kounopetra Beach Luxury Villas

- Kymata Bohemian Beach Resort

- Olive Mill Villa Kefalonia

- F Zeen Boutique Hotel

- Villa Mandras Kefalonia

- Kefalonian Chic Villas A

- Casa Maravillosa

- Vithos Resort Hotel Kefalonia

Thalassa Boutique Hotel Kefalonia

- Fiskardo Villa Suites (Martini Waterfront Suites)

- Cephalonia Palace Ξενοδοχείο

- Apollonion Resort & Spa

- Apostolata Island Resort and Spa

5. Tips for Planning your Wedding in Kefalonia

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