The DiscoverCars.com vehicle rental website has asked over 140,000 visitors to rate driving in different cities and regions around the world to create a list of the best scenic locations for 2022, and Kalamata and Kefalonia found themselves in the top 10.
The Peloponnesian city came in sixth in spontaneous responses by those polled, while the Ionian island was eighth. Ivalo in Finland topped the list, followed by Inverness in Scotland, and the Seychelles.
In the previous such survey conducted by DiscoverCars before the pandemic and published in 2019, Kefalonia had ranked fourth.
"Kefalonia is an exotic beautiful Greek island and the largest of Greece's Ionian Islands, situated in the Ionian Sea on the west of mainland Greece. If you love nature, then this paradise island will enchant you. Kefalonia is eighth on our list of destinations and a large island to explore during your scenic road trip.
Kefalonia is also the most mountainous of the Ionian Islands, with sparkling azure waters and picture-perfect beaches. Its size and diversity have allowed it to retain most of its original charm. Kefalonia is ideal to explore by boat, with numerous private beaches and bays of extraordinary beauty. For those who crave action-packed activities, Kefalonia offers all sorts of thrill-seeking water sports, including sea kayaking and scuba diving.
There are numerous peaceful fishing villages on Kefalonia, enough to satisfy any driving enthusiast looking for that perfect scenic route. One of the most photographed beaches in all of Greece is in Kefalonia. Myrtos is a two-kilometer-long beach flanked by breathtaking limestone cliffs which overhang the indigo sea. The smooth white pebbles resemble shimmering golden sand from afar and the view from the road above is a stunning, Instagram-worthy image."