Swathed in greenery, the settlements of Kefalonia provided an excellent sample of Ionian architecture, with their old manor houses and maze of cobbled streets that beckon to be explored. All this, against a backdrop of crystal-clear beaches and coves, fringed with olive trees and cypresses.
Tile rooftops, light colors, traditional balconies and a mixture of Neoclassical and baroque elements are the main characteristics of the architecture of Kefalonia.
Due to its separation from the rest of Greece caused by the occupation of the island from the Franks, the Venetians and the British, the local architecture was established mostly by the Venetian and Neoclassical styles.
Beautiful imposing mansions and houses were built for the noble families of the island with Italian and Neoclassical influences and baroque elements.