Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cephalonia, anciently Same and Cephallenia, one of the Ionian islands, opposite the Gulf of Corinth. It is 30 miles long, and of a breadth varying from 20 miles in the south to about 3 in the part which lies parallel to Ithaca, from which it is separated by a strait of 4 miles across. The island is mountainous, and Monte Negro - so called from the pine forests which clothe it - has a height of 5,300 feet. The productions are currants and olive oil. The grape-vine has of late been largely cultivated, and there is a growing wine trade. Some cotton is also produced upon the low-lying grounds.