Kefalonia/Poros to Greece Ferry

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About Kefalonia/Poros

Poros is a harbour town in a small, protected bay on the Ionian island of Kefalonia (or Cephalonia) in western Greece, not to be confused with the Saronic island of Poros. Kefalonia, whose mountains, pine forests and sandy beaches characterize the landscape of the island, is considered one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Modern historians suspect that Kefalonia is the real home of Ulysses of Ithica and not the smaller island that bears her name today. The island of Kefalonia is the home of the film version of "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" and has numerous family-friendly beaches, which are usually not overcrowded despite the island's popularity. Although many of the settlements of Kefalonia were destroyed by an earthquake in 1953, there are still a number of attractions on the island today, including the mosaic floors of the Roman villa in Skala, the Venetian castle of Assos, caves, ruins, old vineyards and lush mountain landscapes that are a magnet for the active traveller.

About Greece

Greece is a popular tourist destination that boasts beautiful beaches, picturesque traditional villages, stunning landscapes and numerous sites of historical and archaeological interest.

Visit the Acropolis of Athens, the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete or the ancient monasteries of Meteora. Experience true cosmopolitan life in Athens or Thessaloniki, or explore the forests and coastal walks of one of the many Greek islands.

There are more beautiful and historic sites in Greece than it is possible to list. Special mention should of course be given to the Parthenon, the largest temple in Athens which is known the world over for its columns. Entry to here, and many other historic sites in Greece, is free to students of EU universities.

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