Outdoor Kefalonia is a family run, alternative tourism office, authorised by the Greek Tourism Organistation (EOT) since 2008.
We offer unconventional, alternative and extreme activities, and provide unique and different ways to explore and experience the breathtaking Ionian island of Kefalonia. Our aim is to show you the elements of earth, wind and water, mixing and fusing with the natural beauty of Kefalonia.
Through our quality adventures and tours you will discover the national park which includes Ainos, the Black Mountain. In the shadow of this great mountain a rich nature of both plant and animal life will be uncovered, leaving you with lasting and memorable impressions of an island which was once called the umbilical cord of Europe, a relatively small, rare island which offers so many beautiful, interesting and varied features to its visitor.
Outdoor Kefalonia can take you on a 4×4 jeep safari in our 6 seated (eco friendly EURO4) Land Rover Defender, in which you cover 1/5 of the scenic island of Kefalonia. Be closer to nature and the elements with alternative ways to see this fantastic island. Get off the usual Tourist Trail and experience archaeological sites, old villages, ancient ruins, various caves, ancient tombs and pre-earthquake architecture. Drive through vineyards and olive groves, drive through the National Park and its black fir tree forests to the top of Mount Ainos where you will have breathtaking 360 degree views of Kefalonia and the nearby islans of Ithaka, Lefkas, Zante and the mainland of Greece. See rare black fir trees (Abies Cephalonica), the Viola Cephalonica, a flower that is unique to Kefalonia, and 2000 year old olive trees.
Search for the wild horses of Mount Ainos and view other bird and wildlife in their natural habitat. While experiencing all this you will also learn about the history, culture and traditions of the island from our professional and knowledgeable guide (Giorgio Potamianos). These jeep safari trips run daily and can be organised to meet your needs, time and level, . From 4 people (Private-tailor made trips by arrangement are available)
Since 2012 Outdoor Kefalonia added sea kayaking to its already successful activities. Sea kayaking is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty, diversity and sheer magnificence of the Kefalonian coastline. Sea kayaking is an activity that is relaxing, low stress and suitable for all ages. Our equipment, international experience, Local knowledge combined with our passion for the island and our activities, will ensure that your adventure with us will be an unforgettable experience. We look forward to introducing you to Sea Kayaking and the Element of Ionian Water!
Kefalonia has various different caves of interest including Melissani, Agalaki and Drogarati. Drogarati cave, which is 37 metres below ground and is said to be 150 million years old, has huge stalactites which hang from the roof like a veil. The red colour in the rock is from the iron content and the white from the chalk and limestone. Discover a mystical underground world on a caving adventure under the supervision of experienced guides and equipped with the latest safety equipment. We can organise these trips based on your level ranging from caves of 20 metres deep to 120 metres deep. The basic level of caving needs no prior experience and is suitable for all abilities, the caves are not narrow and there is plenty of light for a clear vision.
If you feel the need for a little excitement try a ride on the 30m Zip line and feel the adrenaline rush. Cross gorges on cables, glide through the air and really fly. There are two types of crossing one, near a quaint old church cut into the landscape, is about 30 metres above the gorge. The other takes place on the coast from one side of a cliff to the other and is around 35 metres long. Expect a thrilling adventure!
My Kefalonia, the most westerly island of Greece, lies in the Ionian Sea, in the channel leading into the Gulf of Patras. With its ca. 780 square kilometres, the island is the largest of the Eptanisa (the Seven Islands). Turquoise seas, lush green vegetation, wild and sheer mountain scenery and a fascinating variegated geological profile have given Kefalonia a special atmosphere and beauty. Broad sandy beaches, small coves, and steep cliffs, steppe-like plains, fertile valleys, dense black forests of fir, a unique complex of caves and the highest mountain in the Ionian Islands, Mount. Aenos, standing at 1628m, are the most striking features of the island.
Kefalonia is characterized by the creative forces of nature and three thousand years of cultural history. In 1953 there was a devastating catastrophe, of a type that affects the Ionian Islands, located on the edge of the Eurasian continental shelf, a massive earthquake destroyed nearly 90 per cent of buildings on the island, roads disappeared and houses lay in ruins. The architecture, once predominantly Venetian in style was adjusted to modern conditions and now all Kefalonia’s building are built to strict standards making them earthquake safe.