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Kefallinia, which is also known as Kefalonia or Cefalonia, is the largest of the Ionian Islands, which are a set of islands in western Greece.

It is covered by dense vegetation and includes plenty of natural beauty, including beaches, many of them inaccessible from land, and spectacular caves. Mirtos, the most famous of these beaches, has ranked 5th worldwide for its scenic view and is a major tourist attraction.

Kefalonia became famous in year 2000 with the film "Captain Corelli's Mandolin", which was based on the book of the english author Louis de Berniere. The love story, that is the theme of the film, occurs among a series of events said to be happening during the second world war and greatly based on historic facts.

Next to Kefallinia is Ithaca, a well known island worldwide thanks to the epic poem written by Homer, Odyssey. Odysseus was said by Homer to be the leader of the "Kefallinians", which is often offered as an explanation on why modern habitants of those two islands are so keen on travelling to other countries.

Kefalonia is only mildly preferred by tourists and should be considered as a resort place with serenity, appropriate for relaxation and enjoying nature.



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