Sami is the oldest town of Kefalonia, founded in 187 B.C. It was destroyed during the wars between the Greeks and the Romans. After the earthquake in 1953, it was rebuilt with the donations from former Kefalonians and Britons. It is a beautiful place surrounded with fishermen’s boats and connections with Italy, the neighbouring island Ithaka, Astakos Aitoloakarnania (the Greek mainland) and, naturally, with Patras no the Peloponnes.
The town was the origin on Kefalonia for some of the sets from the film Corelli's Mandolin and one can still see some of the taverns that were named after it.
A well worth seeing excursion destination the town's harbour, where one can not only go for a walk on the promenade, but also where one finds many good restaurants, cafés and shops.
Among the historical sights, which can be found in and around Sami, the town offers a beach and other opportunities and possibilities to organise one's leisure time individually. Amidst other water sports one can perform on site are: swimming, diving, sailing, boating or water skiing.
Since the beach of Sami is not as much known as others in the vicinity, there are less tourists to encounter and one can relax while sunbathing.
The town makes most of it's takings from tourism which leaves no wonder why there are many good hotels in the area. Here one can spend a good night and enjoy many of the hotel's offers, for example the pool, playgrounds for the children, spa and hotel restaurants. Furthermore there are often hotel organised events where one as a customer may often take part in for free.
The beautiful beach, the old buildings and sights and the numerous recreational activities provided, make Sami a perfect place for the whole family.