The mountainous, picturesque village of Kefalovryso is built on two mountain slopes at an altitude of 600 metres. It is 10 kilometres from Aristomenis, 33 kilometres from Messina and 43 from Kalamata. Until 1956, the old name of the village was Chalvatso. Kefalovryso is built in a sheltered spot, with rich waters and soil suitable for grazing and cultivation, while at a distance of 2 kilometres is the settlement of Koulkada.
A little outside the village, at the "Paliomylos" location, a Mycenaean vaulted tomb of small dimensions, built like a beehive, was accidentally found during excavation works. The tomb had been used for the burials of a family and had no road or mouth like other tombs of its kind. As offerings, a small number of hand-made and wheeled vessels, some copper beads, clay flywheels, as well as some bone objects were found. Based on its findings, the vaulted tomb dates to around 1500 BC.