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One day we went to the neigbour island Kefalonia and had a roundtrip there over the island. Kefalonia is a very beautiful island with great nature attractions like the Mellisani grotto and Mirtos beach.
Perhaps the best known appearance of Kefalonia in popular culture is in the novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin, by English author Louis de Bernières. The book is believed to be based on events that occurred in the picturesque village of Farsa, just outside of Argostoli. The love story comprising the theme of the book is set before and after the Acqui Division massacre, during the Second World War, and the film adaptation was released in 2001 with actors like Pennelope Cruz and Nicolas Cage.
In 2005 Ennio Morricone made his film Cefalonia, also about the massacre.
The most important natural sight might may be the mellisani and the Drogarati cave. The top of the mountain Ainos is covered with Abies cephalonica trees and is declared a natural park. Kefalonia is also well known for its endangered loggerhead turtle population which nest at Kaminia beach.
Mirtos, the most famous beach, is a major tourist attraction, and has been ranked fifth worldwide for its beauty. Fishing is very common throughout the waters within and around the island, and the harbours of Argostoli and Lixouri are the main fishing centres.
There are so many lovely villages and the people are very friendly. It's a great island to visit!!