I have a rare free weekend at the beginning of August and really need a break. Was thinking about spending a couple of days in Kefalonia (probably Friday to Monday). Like many people, I've always wanted to visit after reading Captain Corelli's Mandolin. I wondered which part of the island would you recommend for me to stay, and where to visit/what to see - bearing in mind I wouldn't expect to see much in such a short space of time. I wouldn't have transport but am more than happy to use public transport or walk (within reason - I don't mind the odd walk or two, but I'm not a hiker!). I'm not a fan of tacky, anglicised resorts. Would be nice to stay somewhere where I will feel safe to walk around at night, somewhere with a nice bar, restaurant or taverna, and somewhere with decent transport links to whatever places you are about to recommend!
Many thanks for any suggestions.