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Jewels in the Greek Crown: Cephalonia

ceph_map3(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and the country’s sixth largest overall. It is a mountainous island with a widely varied landscape, mixed flora, picturesque villages and magnificent beaches.  Argostoli, the capital of the island is situated inside a protected natural harbour in the gulf of the same name, while its center features many Venetian-style buildings and Lithostroto, a marbles-paved main street which ends in the bustling central Vallianou square.  In Cephalonia, the visitor will come across stunning beaches such as Myrtos –rated as one of the best beaches in the world, – sites of historical, religious and cultural interest as well as unique physical  phenomena such as the cave-lagoon Melissani (photo) and the national park of Mt Aenos which hosts a unique species of fir trees called “Abies Cephalonica.”  Athens Plus: Cephalonia-Shaken, not Stirred (26.07.09 p.42)

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