largest of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece: 302 sq mi (782 sq km): Gr. name Kefallinia
The largest of the Ionian Islands off the western coast of Greece. It was held by the British from 1809 to 1864.
- A Greek island in the eastern Ionian Sea, the largest of the Ionian Islands.
- The allied fleet was collected slowly at Messina, from whence it advanced by the passage between Ithaca and Cephalonia to Cape Marathia near Dragonera.
- See the works referred to under Cephalonia, and also Weil, in Mittheil.
- Relying on the support of the Monothelite party, he made some pretensions to the throne on the outbreak of the first great rebellion against Justinian; these led to his relegation to Cephalonia by Tiberius Absimarus, and subsequently to his banishment, by order of Justinian, to Cherson.
- It forms an eparchy of the nomos of Cephalonia in the kingdom of Greece, and its population, which was 9873 in 1870, is now about 13,000.
- ARGOSTOLI (anc. Cephallenia), the capital of Cephalonia (one of the Ionian islands), and the seat of a bishop of the Greek church.