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On this tiny island in the Ionian Sea, secluded bays and sugar-white beaches are as common as skyscrapers are in Manhattan. Limestone cliffs give the waters a beautiful emerald tinge which makes swimming and snorkelling all the more magical. Then there are the upmarket restaurants, Venetian architecture and sleepy fishing villages – it’s not hard to see why Kefalonia provided such a stunning backdrop for the hit film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. You can find accommodation near famous locations from the movie, as well as in other villages like Kourkoumelata – declared by locals as “the most wonderful village of the Balkans”. Here’s our pick of the best hotels on this gorgeous Greek island.
This is an updated version of an article by Michelle Schmid.