Kefalonia Mount Ainos


Location: Ainos

Mount Ainos in Kefalonia: Ainos is the highest mountain not only in Kefalonia but also of all islands located in the Ionian Sea. It is 1628 meters tall and bears great ecological significance in terms of local biodiversity.

The National Park of Ainos was established in 1962 with the purpose of protecting the flora and fauna in the area and is now part of the network “Natura 2000”. Among many wildlife species, Mount Ainos is the natural habitat of foxes, birds, ferrets and wild horses. You will also encounter small lilac flowers (Viola Cephalonica) and one of the rarest types of fir trees in Europe, Abies Cephalonica. The trunks of these fir trees are particularly dark in color and so dense that Ainos was given the name Black Mountain (Monte Nero).

There are many forest paths you can take and the route is a must for all nature lovers who visit Kefalonia and enjoy hiking. The dense vegetation is particularly refreshing during warm summer days and the high points of the mountain offer a truly unforgettable, panoramic view of the island. The ruins of an ancient temple and a few monasteries are also located on Mount Ainos, including Agios Eleftherios and Zoodochos Pigi. Near the latter, you will find a natural fountain, too.



Petani beach is one of the most famous beaches in the area of Paliki as well as in the whole island.

It can be found in the western part of the island, in the peninsula of Paliki. Petani Beach consists of white fine pebbles and crystal clear turquoise waters. The beach is excellently organized with sun beds and umbrellas. There is also a canteen, tavernas and a beach bar. The beach has also been awarded with the Blue Flag. From here you may enjoy the most beautiful sunset on the island.

Petani Beach is located to the north side of Kefalonia and about 35km from Argostoli.

You can reach it by taxi or you can rent a car from out fleet here and give yourself the opportunity to enjoy the best experiences on Kefalonia.