Kefalonia is the largest island in the Ionian Sea, neat door to the better known Zakynthos. Kefalonia is a good choice for a luxury holiday in the Greek Islands as there are a number of 'boutique style, hotels to choose from. The island covers an area of 781.5 square kilometers. In accordance to the latest census it has a population of around 40,000. Kefalonia is often mentioned in the ancient times while Ithaca is famous world wide from the Homer’s Epics. From centuries back, along with the Greek culture and spirit the island always had its own special character. Commerce was predominant in the island due to its geographic position. The combination of commerce, the Greek spirit and the special character of Kefalonia bought wealth and progress together with cultural development.
Greece Overnight Stay TaxFrom 1 January 2018, you’ll need to pay an Overnight Stay Tax which has been introduced by the Greek Ministry of Tourism and aims to enhance the State’s revenue in the context of the current fiscal adjustment programme. This will be collected from you when you get to your accommodation. The tax works out at €3 per room for 4* hotels, €4 per room for 5* hotels. When and how to pay: You’ll be asked to pay the tax when you check-in at your accommodation, this can be paid by cash or card Why do I have to pay: The tax is something new and specifically aimed at tourists. It’s a cost beyond our control and the suppliers of the accommodation. It’s a Government imposed tax that has to be paid when you stay in accommodation in Greece. Whilst our website holiday information does mention the possibility of local taxes like this, we understand this cost is something you probably weren’t expecting to pay and are sorry the Government has decided to bring this in so quickly.
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