Sami is the closest town to Sami Beach Hotel. This is among the largest towns in Kefalonia and has many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. The port of Sami gets very busy in summer as it receives ferries from Italy and the neighboring island of Ithaca. Sami became famous around the world as the setting of the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Most of the shootings for this movie were filmed in Sami, Antisamos beach and the surrounding hills. Sami is only 5 min drive from Sami Beach Hotel or 20 min walk following a seaside path.