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 […]

Road trip of temples, snakes and lilies – 15th August

One of the most important dates in the Eastern Orthodox calendar is 15th August – the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It’s a national holiday which sees events taking place all over the country to celebrate Mary ascending into heaven. Of course Kefalonia celebrates too, so Anna and I decided to visit some of the […]

Assumption of Virgin Mary, Arginia

At the church in the tiny settlement of Arginia, high up on the mountainside above the south coast, there is an icon of the Virgin Mary depicting her with snakes. Each August, around the feast of the Assumption on the 15th, snakes appear at the church and rest on the icon. Parishioners and visitors are […]

Virgin Mary Gravaliotissa or of the Krina (lillies), Pastra

The church of Gravaliotissa is located in the small mountain village of Pastra and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. On August 15th the feast of the Assumption is celebrated on Kefalonia and this particular church plays an important role in the celebrations drawing many visitors and tourists from all over the world to witness […]

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 […]

Saristra – first time visitor perspectives from both sides of the stage!

by Sarah O. If you don’t know, Saristra Festival is a 3 day arts and music festival held in the abandoned village of Old Vlachata near to Sami. It’s been held annually (missing just one year) since 2012 and it attracts many artists, bands and visitors from all over Greece and the world! This year […]

August Calendar of Events in Kefalonia!

August holds many fantastic opportunities to get involved with events, festivals and dances!  Here is a small selection to choose from, check out the links for more information, look out for posters around the island advertising other events. 1st/2nd  at Platis Gyalos, Fikia Beach, Marina Argostoliou, Ktima Haritatou, Annoula Beach, Alsos Kalitheas, SeaNema Open Air Film Festival […]

Pie making!

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Pie making activities! Would you like to learn the secret of making the perfect Greek pie, have you always wanted to make that perfect crust? Experience the creation – from start to finish – of a truly authentic Kefalonian speciality pie with a local baker, made to local tradition, using 100% […]

SeaNema Open Air Film Festival 30 July-2 Aug 2018

If y want to experience something totally different while having your holidays on the island don’t miss the SeaNema open Air Film Festival! From the 30th of July to the 2nd of August 2018, SeaNema Open Air Film Festival transforms idyllic beaches and other seaside spots of Kefalonia into a charming outdoor movie theater which […]

Robola Wine Festivals

Since 1978 there has been a Robola wine festival held every year, on the first weekend after August 15th. It’s a celebration of the new production of the award winning Robola wine, produced on the island. The villages of Fragata and Valsamata in the Omala Valley have a two day panagyri where you have the […]

Fishing Tourism Kefalonia “Dimitrios-Efthimia”

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Fishing Tourism Kefalonia “Dimitrios-Efthimia” Welcome Aboard!! Join and enjoy an unforgettable fishing cruise with your family or friends!! The hospitable fishing boat “Dimitrios-Efthimia” departs from Katelios harbour at 8:00a.m heading for the fishplace where we will have to chance to experience traditional fishing with nets or longline. If you like you […]