What you can expect

Plenty of invigorating walking!

6 guided walks during the week

Traditional Greek food

Eat in local traditional tavernas

Island Hopping!

Enjoy two islands during your week away

About the trip

Kefalonia and Ithaca are two of Greece’s most beautiful and tranquil islands perfect for a fully guided week of walking  – join us to discover and enjoy this stunning twin-centre walking holiday. A real Solos favourite Grade: Medium

What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/Double room for sole use
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • Welcome drink
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • 6 fully exclusive guided walks
  • Fruits, local delicatessens, mineral water on the walks
  • Ferries between islands
  • Wine Tasting - Avithos
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected
  • Private boat transfer from Kioni


  • Arrive in Kefalonia
  • Kefalonia Walk
  • Kefalonia to Ithaca
  • North Ithaca
  • South Ithaca
  • Ithaca to Kefalonia
  • Last Day On Kefalonia
  • Departure Kefalonia
  • Insurance click here
  • Lunches at own cost
  • Entrance to Melissani lake/cave optional, entry € 8 pp
  • Local Tourism tax currently €1.50 per night payable locally

What you’ll be doing


Arrive in Kefalonia

Upon arrival in Kefalonia we transfer to the Sunrise Inn Hotel  in Pessada. We will enjoy our welcome drink and information meeting before dinner at the hotel.
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Kefalonia Walk

The area of Leivathos covers south Kefalonia. Our route today commences along narrow asphalt roads, from village to village. Along the way you will be surprised how lush and green Kefalonia is compared to many other Greek islands. Tall cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves, old oak trees and fields of wild flowers dominate the landscape. The dark blue sea is never too far away making a picture perfect background . At Avithos we start our trail back to our hotel but not until we have visited the renowned winery of Sarres. Here we’ll taste their fine selection of wines and learn all about the local grape varieties and the viticulture of the island.
  • Walking Distance +12km Circular approx
  • Ascent 140m approx
  • Descent 153m approx
Breakfast, Dinner at Taverna Cavo Liakas

Kefalonia to Ithaca

After breakfast we’ll check out of our hotel and hop on our private coach. First stop is the viewpoint over Mirtos beach. The sight over this famous bay is simply stunning, a white sandy cove which sharply contrasts against the azure blue sea and is one of the most photographed beaches in Greece, so cameras at the ready. Before we start hiking we’ll have another short stop in the small harbour of Agia Efimia, to visit the local bakery for a snack (at own cost) to be taken during our hike. We start at the village of Drakopoulata, where time has stood still since the earthquake of 1953, with the Venetian styled ruins,  a silent witness to this event. The only signs of life is the ringing of goat bells from the mountainside.
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North Ithaca

Our walk today starts at the Katheron monastery; the narrow paths circle the flanks of the Neriton mountain and ends in the village of Anoghi. If you wish less of a challenge today you have the option  to join the hike at the halfway point in the village of Anoghi. The walk continues (or starts) via a pleasant trail, meandering through dense vegetation with immense views over the south Ionian Sea where we arrive into Kioni around lunch time. After a spot of lunch (at own cost) a fast boat will take us to the intimate capital of the island, Vathi. However, before we arrive back at the hotel, we can stop for a swim at a secret cove and beach only accessible by boat.
  • Hike Katheron – Kioni 14.5km (or 5.5 km from Anoghi) approx
  • Ascent 130m
  • Descent 650m
  • Transfer Piso Aetos – Katheron 30 min
  • Private boat transfer Kioni – hotel 30 min including swimstop on Nissaki Beach
Breakfast , dinner at Taverna Kohilli

South Ithaca

Our last walk on Ithaca takes us to the south part of the island with its stunning views. From Marathia we walk up to the view point where we will be able to see the entire East coast of Ithaca. The trails meanders through dense forests of tall cypress trees finishing in Vathi.
  • Hike Marathia – hotel 11 km approx
  • Ascent 170m
  • Descent 420m
  • Transfer hotel – Marathia 15 min
Breakfast , dinner at Taverna Kohilli

Ithaca to Kefalonia

After breakfast we check out of our hotel and transfer to the port and catch our ferry back to Kefalonia for todays walk. Starting at the Byzantine monastery of Agios Fanentes, with amazing views over Sami, our walk takes you past the Acropolis of Same; a unique archaeological site hidden between old olive trees. You are free to roam around and climb the old Mycenaen entrance, which is still quite intact. Our route descends through a dense pine tree wood with indigenous mastic trees and continues to Karavomilos. Here, we have the option to visit one of the islands bucket list attractions, the Melissani Caves (€8 payable locally)  with its lake of crystal clear water where the sun shines through the opening in the ceiling. The sunrays shine through and creates a prism in the deep clear water; a true photogenic spectacle. After lunch along the waterfront (at own cost), our mini-bus will take us to Argostoli. We’ll have a break at the Gerasimos monastery, home to the the sacred patron saint of Kefalonia.
  • Hike Agios Fanentes & Acropolis 13 km appox
  • Ascent 240m approx
  • Descent 240m approx
  • Transfer hotel – Piso Aetos
  • Ferry to Sami 45 min
  • Transfer Sami-Argostoli 60 min
  • Visit Melissani lake/cave optional, entry € 8 pp at own cost
  • Stop at Gerasimos monastery
Breakfast , dinner at Taverna Archrontiko  

Last Day On Kefalonia

Argostoli is actually quite small and within half an hour we’ll be walking through fields and only hear the rustling of tall eucalyptus trees. The path will become narrow and will ascend in a shady valley, however slightly overgrown, we’re not the first walkers on this trail. On the rocky path ancient chariot tracks are clearly visible as the path was once as a supply route to a huge settlement on top of the hill. Hidden in an olive grove we’ll stumble upon Mycenaean cyclops walls made of huge boulders. The route continues, descending and following goat tracks. Argostoli is visible in the distance. Finally, we reach the sea, and will spot sea turtles. These Caretta Caretta turtles are being fed by local fishermen and it’s guaranteed we’ll see a few. There isn’t a better way to say goodbye to all the natural beauty Kefalonia has to offer. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be celebrated in one of the traditional tavernas where Kantades are sung. These local songs praise the beauty of the Ionian Islands
  • Krani circular hike 12 km approx
  • Ascent 180m approx
  • Descent 180m approx
Breakfast, dinner at Taverna Captains Table included

Depart Kefalonia

After breakfast depending on your departure time, you can enjoy the last few hours in town. Argostoli is a vibrant city and there is so much to do . The town has a pleasant shopping street and a lively vegetable market. Kefalonia suffered quite intensely during the Second World War. With an extra self-guided morning walk, you could visit the monument of the Italian 33rd Acqui Division commemorating the massacre by German forces as portrayed in the novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Transfer to the  airport for our flight home.
  • Breakfast Included


Kefalonia & Ithaca

We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as detailed below (or similar).
  • Pessada, Kefalonia Sunrise Inn Hotel ***
  • Vathi, Ithaca Hotel Captain Yiannis ****
  • Argostoli, Hotel Ionian Plaza ***

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 2 °C 5 °C
March 14 °C 6 °C
April 17 °C 9 °C
May 22 °C 12 °C
June 26 °C 16 °C
July - August 29 °C 18 °C
September 26 °C 16 °C
October 21 °C 13 °C
November 17 °C 9 °C
December 13 °C 7 °C

Our Reviews

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