Last Updated on July 7, 2023 by Celeste.
Kefalonia is the largest Greek Island in the Ionian Sea and is also one of the most beautiful. The Telegraph ranked it as the most beautiful in Greece in the 2023 list of best Greek beaches.
“It’s a scene you can easily picture in your mind: A gentle curve of a bay, with the water in it a certain shade of blue—steady in color, but light enough that you can distinguish the sand in it. There is a wooden boat, rocking gently in the tide, and a stone pier next to it, on which there are taverns and tables, small groups of people playing. It is afternoon, probably, and the evening is spreading before us. And while the shadow of the church, behind, begins to spread, there is still time for a jug of wine. Or, to put it more succinctly… here is the Greek island, in all its glory.”
Kefalonia is a very popular vacation destination. With endless stunning coves, water bluer than you can imagine, gorgeous towns and villages, wonderful places to stay, and incredible food to name but a few things, visiting Kefalonia should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Lonely Planet also included Kefalonia in its list of Lonely Planet Top 20 most Stunning Beaches in Europe to Explore in 2023.
Family Hotels in Kefalonia
In 2023, the editors of Condé Nast Traveller chose Kefalonia, or Cephalonia, one of the best Greek islands for laid-back family holidays. If you are looking for a family-friendly hotel in this Ionian gem, check out our 10 best family hotels in Kefalonia!
Situated along the Ionian Sea shoreline in beautiful Fiskardo, the Emelisse Nature Resort is surrounded by native cypress and cedar trees. The panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and sea are breathtaking and can be viewed from the rooms’ balconies. All accommodations are air-conditioned, with Korres toiletries and a flat-screen satellite TV. The outdoor pool, restaurant, and lounge bar are on a stunning sea-facing terrace. The pool, tennis court and table tennis will be very popular with families.
The Melidron Hotel offers a great buffet breakfast in buffet style, including eggs, yogurt, and freshly squeezed juices. The hotel has family rooms and a children’s pool. A barbecue area is provided in the garden. You can find a tavern at 30 meters, as well as mini markets at 150 meters from Melidron Hotel. The main town of Argostoli and Kefalonia International Airport are around 37 km away. Free, private parking is available on-site.
Ideal for young families, Mediterranee has a pool with a separate children’s section and sun loungers. Located just above the sandy beach in Lassi, the rooms are set amongst a garden with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a satellite TV, and a fridge. All bathrooms have a bathtub. Mediterranee’s main restaurant serves breakfast and a dinner buffet each day. For lunch, there is a wide selection of local or international dishes at the beach bar-restaurant. Helpfully, there is a mini market within the premises, as well as table tennis and a tennis court.
The family-run Leivatho Hotel is located in Avithos Beach and offers panoramic views of the sea. The hotel has just been awarded for its unique architecture. The rooms at Leivatho Hotel are minimalist and come as either studios or suites. All have ultra-modern bathroom and kitchen facilities, which make Leivatho Hotel one of the best family hotels in Kefalonia. Families are also greeted with complimentary fruit. No two mornings are the same at the varied buffet, which focuses on local specialties and produce. There is also a children’s playground on site.
Just 250 yards from the central Vallianou Square in Argostoli the Kefalonia Grand has elegant rooms with modern furnishings, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Floors and bathrooms are made of cooling forged cement with some rooms featuring a seating area. The views are of either the sea, garden, or city. The hotel offers bike hire and car hire and is just 4.3 miles from Kefalonia airport.
Within just 10 yards from the beautiful scenic harbor of Fiscardo, this basic and very clean property offers a restaurant and a bar. Ideally, for families, it offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi and views of the Ionian Sea. A kitchenette is included in most accommodation types at the Studios and all have air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a safe deposit box. When you don’t feel like cooking for yourself, there is a restaurant on site that serves fresh seafood and traditional dishes. There is an onsite shop for essentials and souvenirs.
The Ionian Emerald Resort is located in Karavomylos with excellent spa and leisure facilities. Free transfers from the airport are included in your stay and once you arrive you can enjoy a relaxing pamper in the Spa or hot tub. For children, there is a children’s pool, and a playground. All rooms are tastefully decorated and include a luxurious spa bath. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Just 100 yards (ca. 91 m) from Ammes Beach, the Electra Kefalonia Hotel and Spa is a 5-Star hotel that offers free Wi-Fi and a garden. There is a 24-hour front desk, room service, and a currency exchange. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, a hairdryer, and a desk. The hotel offers a continental or buffet breakfast. The property has an onsite hammam, hairdressers, and a business center.
This family-run hotel is situated just 50 yards (ca. 46 m) from the red-sand beach of Xi. It offers a swimming pool and children’s pool, tennis court, and a playground. All air-conditioned rooms come with a satellite TV and fridge, bathroom amenities, and a hairdryer. Families will love the onsite arcade games and the pool bar with delicious fresh drinks and cocktails. A buffet breakfast is offered daily at the restaurant that also serves lunch and dinner.
The Alley Boutique Hotel and Spa is centrally located in Argostoli just 450 yards (0.41 km) from the port. It offers 6 different types of elegant rooms and suites with a balcony overlooking the port. The beautiful Makris Gialos Beach is 5 miles (8.05 kilometers) away. All guests can enjoy a handmade breakfast with a wide variety of sweet and savory options, local cheeses, and local organic products. The rooms are beautifully decorated with wallpapers inspired by nature and birds. Bathrooms have marble tiles and all rooms have an LCD TV and free Wi-Fi.
More family hotels in Greece
If you are planning a vacation on the Greek islands with kids, and you are not exclusively looking at family hotels in Kefalonia, we can also recommend the following family-friendly hotels:
- The Best Family Hotels in Greece
- The Best Family Hotels in Crete
- The Best Family Hotels in Milos
- The Best Family Hotels in Mykonos
- The Best Family Hotels in Naxos
- The Best Family Hotels in Corfu
- The Best Family Hotels in Rhodes
- The Best Family Hotels in Zante
- The Best Family Hotels in Paros
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