Sami is a nice port town located on the eastern side of Kefalonia. Due to the port and the nice beaches, Sami has developed in tourism with many apartments, studios, restaurants and shops. In summer, the port of Sami serves ferries from Patras, Ithaca and Astakos, while in high season there is also a ferry to Sami from Italy (ports of Bari and Brindisi).
The port promenade of Sami is a great place to stroll around and enjoy a dinner or coffee. At 15 min drive is the fantastic beach of Antisamos, a large bay with white pebbles, crystal waters and green surroundings. This is among the best beaches in Kefalonia and actually scenes from the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin were filmed there.
On the way from Sami and Antisamos, there are signs leading to the Ancient Acropolis of Sami. This is a very interesting archaeological site to visit and gives fantastic view to the Ionian sea.
Close to Sami, there are also two fantastic places to visit. The cave of Drogarati with the impressive stalactites and stalagmites is located 5 km from Sami. As this cave has fantastic acoustics, even concerts are occasionally held there. The Sea Lake of Melissani is also worth a visit, located at the village of Karavomylos, 3 km from Sami. In this sea lake, that was discovered after the roof collapses due to an earthquake, visitors can take a boat ride.
There are buses to Sami from Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, and other main villages in Kefalonia.
Close to the town of Sami, on the eastern side of Kefalonia, there is the impressive Lake Cave Melissani. This underground lake was discovered in the 1950s, when the roof collapsed after an earthquake. This is when scientists discovered a fantastic cave with stalactites and stalagmites, filled in with both fresh and sea water. According to geologists, the sea water of Mellisani...
At a distance of 5 km from Sami town, Drogarati Cave is a true miracle of nature. Although this cave with the fantastic stalactites and stalagmites was discovered in the 18th century, when an earthquake revealed its entrance, it was as early as 1963 that it opened to the public. The stalactites and stalagmites inside the cave, formed after millions of years of procedure, have wonderful...