Kefalonia (and Kephalonia or Cephalonia) is a Greek island in Ionian Sea. It is the largest of Ionian islands and the fifth largest Greek island after Crete, Euboea, Rhodes and Chios. Its area is 781 square meter and its population is 36,404 inhabitants according to 2001 Greek census.
Kefalnia has got the highest mountain of Ionian islands. The mountain is named Ainos and its altitude is 1628 meter. The biggest town in island is Argostoli which is the capital of the Kefallonia prefecture. The second biggest town is Lixouri which is located opposite Argostoli. Beside Kefalonia is the island Ithaca the place of birth of ancient hero Odysseus. Some archaeologists believes that the place of birth of Odysseus is Kefalonia.
Kefallonia has many beautiful beaches and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The most popular beach in island is Myrtos which is located in the north-west of the island. Kefalonia has beautiful natural environment with many forests mainly on Ainos mountain. Also in Kefalonia there is a famous cave-lake which is named Melissani and is located in the east of island