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What to expect

6 Guided Walks

Plenty of invigorating walking

Traditional Greek Cuisine

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 with your fellow solo ramblers. A real Solos favourite.

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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
  • Climate Crisis Resilience Tax  – 3 Star Hotel €3 per night, 4 star Hotel €7 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 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 deep blue sea is never too far away, making a picture perfect background. In Avithos, we walk the trail back to our hotel after visiting 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 breathtaking – 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 in 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 are the ringing of goat bells from the mountainside.

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North Ithaca

Our walk today starts at the Katheron Monastery, as 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 lunchtime. 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 swim stop 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 trail meanders through dense forests of tall cypress trees and finishes 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 to catch our ferry back to Kefalonia for today’s walk. Starting at the Byzantine Monastery of Agios Fanentes, with amazing views over Sami, our walk takes us 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 island’s bucket list attractions -the Melissani Caves (€8 payable locally). The cave is partially collapsed, allowing sunlight to filter through and create mesmerizing reflections on the water’s surface – a true natural spectacle. After lunch along the waterfront (at own cost), our minibus will take us to Argostoli. We’ll have a break at the Gerasimos Monastery – home to 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 €8pp 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,  listening to the rustling of tall eucalyptus trees. The path will become narrow and ascend in a shady valley. On the rocky path, ancient chariot tracks are clearly visible as it was once 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. A fitting goodbye to 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


Depart Kefalonia

After breakfast (depending on your departure time), you can enjoy the final few hours in town. Argostoli is a vibrant city with 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.

We then 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 (Three-star)
  • Vathi, Ithaca Hotel Captain Yiannis (Four-star)
  • Argostoli, Hotel Ionian Plaza (Three-star)

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

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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