Monastery of Mother of God-“Themata” was built in the 11th century on the slope of Agia Dinati near Makriotika, just 6 km from Agia Efimia.
One of the best attractions in the capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, is the Koutavos Lagoon, a feeding ground for the turtles caretta caretta, wild ducks, black headed hens and swans, a variety of fish and a stop for many migrating birds.
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Ainos Bikes & Scooters Ainos Bikes was born as an idea through a conversation between two friends, George Laskaris and Vassilis Kotoulas. Each following his path, but always maintaining a stable relationship with cycling , it did not take long to make the decision. The goal has always been to create a unique […]
Kefalonia Botanica was established in 1998 at the initiative of the Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation. Its original aims were the preservation and display of the wild and endemic plants of Kefalonia and the promotion of environmental issues.
Panagia of Atros is the oldest monastery of Kefalonia, sits at an altitude of 760 meters above the bay of Poros, 37 km from Argostoli. Built around the 8th century, it is a rare element of monastic architecture. Until this day the medieval tower is still preserved in good condition. It was destroyed many times by earthquakes and fire. But […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Wild Nature Expeditions If you want an alternative way to explore the island’s beauties, join this great team offering a wide selection of activities for you: Canoeing, Caving, Hiking, Jeep Safari, Rock Climbing, Star Gazing and Guided Tours. Guided Tours If you don’t hire a car, you don’t like the crowded bus tours […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Wine and Vineyards Tour Taste unique Kefalonian wines and learn everything about the winemaking, as you move between vineyards and wineries, in an intimate small group (max. 10 people) or private wine tour / excursion. Julia, an expert wine guide and a very friendly lady will provide you with all the […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Regina’s Boats A fun and exciting way to explore Kefalonia Many regular visitors to Fiskardo will know Yianni and Regina, who operate the Regina’s Boats in the harbour, as they have been in operation for over 11 years. They are a family owned Kefalonian boat hire company and their aim is […]
The “Asteris” Club has given to visitors, as well as locals, a special gift by completing the signage of three beautiful paths which start from Fiskardo and are up to 10km in length.
For an alternative travel experience, contact Makis, the owner and instructor of the Aquatic Diving Center who also runs a water taxi service for trips over to the neighbouring islands of Ithaca and Lefkas. Services operate to Pisaetos and Vathi on Ithaca, as well as Vassiliki on Lefkas. Local services from Aghia Efimia to Fiskardo […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Handmade olive oil soap, beeswax ointment and rose water! Aris and his family have put all their passion and care into producing natural products from their own local herbs, extra virgin olive oil and honey. Visit them and familiarise yourself with local herbs, bees, and the general management of a small […]
Walk through history and enjoy magnificent views Located about 9km from Agia Efimia and 2km from Sami, on the top of the hill, stands the ancient Acropolis of Sami. If you enjoy walking, try the following route: On your way to or back from Antisamos beach, you follow the sign to “Ancient Acropolis of Sami” with the car.
Magic! Mountain Ainos, located 30 km from Argostoli, known as Monte Nero (Black Mountain) during the Venetian period due to thick forestation of the dark Kefalonian Fir tree (Abies Cephalonica), is the tallest mountain of the Ionian islands with an elevation of 1,628 metres (5,341 ft).
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Gentilini Winery and Vineyards Premium wine tasting! No trip to Kefalonia is complete without a visit to the world acclaimed Gentilini Winery. Here you’ll get taste after taste of fantastic unique wines and informative conversation with the producers, or their staff. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to purchase their wines to enjoy […]
A special day! Situated on the north west coast of the island, 25 km from Agia Efimia the fortress at Assos is the larger of the two castles on Kefalonia, and is one of the largest castles in Greece.
A Dreamy Location! 8km from Agia Efimia and just 1km from Sami village, the traveller can visit Karavomylos Lake. According to scientists, Karavomylos is part of strange geological phenomena observed in Kefalonia: researchers have found that the waters from Katavothres on the western side of the island, end up here after traversing underground Kefalonia and mixed with […]
Volunteering for environment The Nautical and Environmental Museum in Fiskardo is the result of various collaborative projects aimed at the preservation of the island’s natural inheritance, as well as the promotion of environmental awareness in the general public. Since its inception, the museum remains vital thanks to the continued cooperation of local authorities and devoted volunteers.
Corgialenios Museum The Corgialenios Historical and Cultural Museum located in Argostoli, span the history of Kefalonia, from the Venetian Conquest (circa 1500 A.D.) to the destruction of the cultural heritage by the 1953 earthquakes, from the point of view of everyday life of island people which is interposed and dynamically affected by historical developments (consecutive occupations […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Romantika, Daily Cruises If you want to go on a daily cruise around the island or visit the nearby islands, have a look at the Romantika, timetable and routes leaving from Agia Efimia harbour every morning.
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Boulevard Boats Approximately 30% of Kefalonia’s beaches can be reached by car or bike. If you would like to see more of them a boat is required. The most beautiful secluded beaches and coves are on the north-eastern part of the island of Kefalonia, between Agia Efimia and Fiskardo. Most people […]