Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands and one of the most famous sailing destinations in the Mediterranean. The island has always been prosperous and cosmopolitan thanks to its tradition of sailing and trading. Yet, it was thanks to Hollywood that it became extremely popular. After the filming of “Captain Corelli's Mandolin” the world felt in love with Kefalonia’s beautiful landscapes and vivid life. Rugged mountains, pretty villages and beautiful beaches create a scenery of dramatic beauty. From Fiscardo to Levatho, from Paliki and Lixouri to Poros and Skala, the island is full of sand and pebbled beaches. The white sand beach of Myrtos is regarded as one of the best in Europe. Argostoli, the island’s capital, is a modern town with many places of interest that feature the island’s rich cultural heritage. The monuments, castles and remote monasteries are complimented by a wide range of entertainment venues and restaurants, making Kefalonia a perfect holiday getaway.