A charming town with naturally beautiful surroundings, Sami was selected as one of the main filming sites for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Its old villages and bright white beaches proved to be such stunning settings that they had many cinema-goers jumping on the next plane to Kefalonia.
Talk of the town
Sami is the third-largest town in Kefalonia, but that doesn’t mean it’s just full of crowds. You’ll find that its port serves as the main link to nearby islands, with staggering scenes of the place Odysseus called home. There are even sailing routes to southern Italy and Petra on the Greek mainland.
This corner of Greece has a long legacy in mythology and ancient times. Get ready to check out the Acropolis of Sami for yourself! The stone structures are just rubble now, but you’ll still see breathtaking views from the top of the mountain, plus awesome ageing monasteries.