My Easter in Kefalonia!

Whether you are religious or not, Easter in Greece is an important period of custom and traditions so connected with our childhood and upbringing that following and protecting them is a matter of respect to our history and generations gone by. Nowadays a lot of the customs have fainted, but still, especially the older women […]

My Greek Odyssey’s Episode 10 on Kefalonia will be airing soon!

My Greek Odyssey with Peter Maneas is an Australian 13-part television series that takes viewers to some of the most spectacular and unique islands in Greece where he travels on his super-yacht Mia Zoi (One Life). Peter is a successful businessman born and raised in the Sydney suburb of Bondi Junction to Greek migrants that […]

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, first Major Stage Production

On its 25th anniversary, the best selling novel is brought to life in a world premiere theatrical production touring around the UK in spring 2019 At the end of March 2018 I received a really exciting email! I had been contacted by the production team of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin , the first major stage production, […]

Yes, it does snow in Kefalonia, sometimes even a few months before you visit!

We’re often asked about the weather in Kefalonia during the winter. It’s difficult for summer visitors to believe that we have snow, rain, ice and storms when they are basking in high temperatures under the hot, bright sun! During these cold months we experience a different kind of beauty…our landscapes adapt the to weather bringing […]

It has been a while since we talked…

Ideally people could make a living from their hobbies. I am one of those lucky people that have managed to leave the busy capital, a great job and loads of good friends and relatives (that luckily come to visit me often) and come to this special island to create the life that I always dreamed […]

Christmas Celebrations and Traditions in Kefalonia, by Anna

Christmas in Kefalonia is a holiday full of activity, food and, of course, festive traditional celebrations. Many of the celebrations are religious in nature and whilst Easter is the most important holiday celebrated in Greece there are still many reasons to come and celebrate Christmas Kefalonian style! You will recognize many Christmas traditions but there […]

De Bosset Bridge (Drapano), Argostoli – A World Record Holder!

During October 2018 the beautiful De Bosset (Drapano) stone bridge which spans the Koutavos Lagoon in Argostoli was officially certified the world’s longest (680m) stone bridge on a sea water body by Official World Record. The bridge was constructed in 1813 by Colonel Charles Philip de Bosset (a Swiss engineer in the employ of the […]

Navagio “Shipwreck” Beach, Zakynthos (Zante)

A very special day trip from Kefalonia! I recently visited one of the most famous landmarks on the island of Zakynthos (Zante), Navagio Beach, a cove on the northwest shore isolated by high cliffs and accessible only by boat. The dramatic vertical rock face, lush greenery and pristine, crystal clear water make the beach a […]

Learn from the locals!

Special Holidays does not only mean relaxing under the sun and swim in crystal clear turquoise waters… It can be so much more than that and I am here to help you discover the way… Converse with the locals, learn through visiting and exploring local production, old professions, customs and history. Immerse yourself in the local gastronomy, […]

The Festival of Grape Harvest and Moustalevria

The Festival of Grape Harvest and Moustalevria is held annually at Agia Paraskevi, Troianata, in the heart of the Robola wine area. The festival is one of the most important events of the year in the wine region and illustrates the cultural heritage of the area, specifically the harvest of the famous grapes which make […]

Star Gazing on Mt. Ainos, Kefalonia

Editor on my site Sarah O was celebrating her birthday and she wanted to do something a little different. So Sarah, a group of friends, my 7 year old son and I, set out on a star gazing adventure, beginning just before 20:30 on a July evening. We arranged to meet Kostas (the owner) and […]

Colourful Villages of Livathos

While exploring the region of Livathos you will pass through many impressive villages with distinctive architecture and well-tended gardens. Historically the region has strong links with merchants and shipping families. Stop your car and take a stroll around the little streets; the area is a photographers paradise, with numerous churches and remains of an old […]