Kefalonia, or Cephalonia, is the biggest of the Ionians, the series of islands to the west of central Greece and the Peloponessos, preferred by several for their nearness to Italy and the rest of Europe and the absence of Meltemi winds during the summer. It is a green isle, not as damp as Corfu in the north but wealthy in vegetation and during the spring the mountains and meadows are blooming in a variation of wildflowers. Travel to Kefalonia and you?ll see that like Zakynthos in the south, this destination is a nesting ground for the loggerhead turtles which lay their eggs on the southern beaches during June, and the Mediterranean Monk Seal, the scarcest of seals and one of the six most threatened animals in the world. On your holidays in Kefalonia you?ll discover that it?s a place where it's simple to lose yourself, amongst air heavy with oleander and the bells of travelling goats. Its intricate shoreline hides all types of charming bays and beach-fringed inlets. Due to the island's nearness to Italy it is swamped with Italian travelers during July and August. The ideal counsel for visiting during late July and August is don't try it. Book flights to Kefalonia during the off-season and you would be awarded with one of the most stunning and captivating islands in Greece.