Sissia Monastery

Sissia Monastery

Sitting on a hill behind the beach, this monastery was said to be founded by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century. In medieval times, it was a very wealthy place, with frescoes created by notable painters. In 1953, it was destroyed by an earthquake. The ruins sit near to the spot where the new monastery was built.
Sea kayaking

Sea kayaking

Lourdas, Kefalonia

Sea kayaking is perfect if you’re up for a bit of adventure. For around 65 Euros, you can have a whole day in your paddleboat, with all equipment, tuition and lunch provided. The seven-mile route to the village...

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Lourdas Beach

Lourdas Beach

Lourdas, Kefalonia

This chilled beach is set in a sheltered bay, against the stunning backdrop of Mount Aenos and thick, green vegetation with waterfalls. The Blue Flag beach is well organised, with sun loungers on the sand and...

2.4 Km to Sissia Monastery - Map

Motorboat hire

Motorboat hire

Lourdas, Kefalonia

Hire a motorboat from the Escape Club on Lourdas beach to open up a whole world of secluded coves and tranquil blue spots. Ask at the hire office for directions and suggestions, not to mention secrets – you may...

2.4 Km to Sissia Monastery - Map