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is the largest of the Ionian islands.
Green rocks plunge suddenly into the deep blue waters. Picturesque villages
and small beautiful towns highlighted by old mansions and "humble"
farmhouses; a little further over, the ruins of some ancient city.
Cephalonia has been justly called the island of contrasts: Roman, Venetian
and Byzantine ruins, side by side with famous beaches.
The capital Argostoli is where the sea
pours into spectacular swallow-holes and disappears endlessly into subterranean
tunnels forming a rare geological phenomenon.
The water reappears at lake Melissani,
an incredible semi-underground lake of clear turquoise and indigo water.
Nearby is the Drogarati cave, a large
stalagmitic cavern of rare beauty.
To the north is the small village of Fiskardo,
and its pretty harbour, that has escaped the earthquakes and retains the
old style buildings."