Agia Efimia is a quiet village on the east coast of Kefalonia, increasingly popular among the yachts cruising the northern settlements of the island. It has an attractive and protected harbour with a beach next to the town.
It is a good location for exploring the island but car rental is a necessity if planning making many excursions outside the village.
A couple of very small pebble beaches are also located to the north of Agia Efimia. It is the closest resort to the famous Myrtos sand beach on the west coast which can be reached either by rental car or by bus during the summer months.
Like Sami, locations around Agia Efimia were used in the film 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' and a local restaurant proudly claims to have been the favourite of some of the Hollywood stars.
The village itself is named after a saint famous in the Orthodox faith and there are festivities around one of Efimia's feast days (July 11).
Accommodation can be hard to find during busy months in this popular but small village. More details about how to get to and from Agia Efimia and a choice of accommodation is available on our travel and hotels page.