Phenomenal! Melissani Lake opened to the public in 1963 and is located northwest of Sami village near Karavomylos. The cavern caved in several thousand years ago creating an amazing sight. Although the cave is about 500m from the sea its water level is a meter higher than sea level, and the brackish water rises from a […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Melissani Taverna For more than 35 years Melissani Taverna have been serving traditional Greek food in Sami Elias’ warm welcome awaits you at Melissani Taverna! Mrs Sofia, the chef, serves freshly prepared, high quality dishes daily, all well presented and delivered by professional and friendly waiters. Her home style kitchen uses […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Contessina Restaurant Located by the harbour-side this is a traditional family taverna serves freshly prepared, home made dishes. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner the friendly staff are ready to serve you with a wide range of traditional home made dishes, pizzas, salads, and desserts. Call in for a coffee […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Mangiare Located in the square at Sami this charming, family run place offers gyros, souvlaki, oven dishes, sandwiches and snacks. Sit right beside the sea and watch the world go by whilst enjoying some of the best souvlaki and gyros on the island! Only the freshest and best quality ingredients are […]
The region of Sami is located on the central east coast of Kefalonia, and is characterised by lush green mountains, rugged coastline, beautiful beaches and bustling traditional villages. The town of Sami is the second major port of the island, offering both direct ferry routes to the mainland, Ithaka and Italy. Because Sami is centrally […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Bavarian Horse Riding Stables An amazing experience! Connie, the owner of the Bavarian Horse Riding Stables, is the perfect guide and a great professional. A ride will give you a unique view of Kefalonian nature, you will travel through valleys, hills and woods and you can even swim with the horses! […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Kefalonia Horse Riding Stable Pantelis Deftereos is the owner and manager of the stable. From a young age, he has been involved with horses, caring for them, training them and riding. Horses are his passion, his hobby and his life. Since the early 2000’s he has devoted much of his time to training and retraining horses with problematic […]
The ruins of Agioi (Saint) Fanentes Monastery are located a few km from Sami on the way to Antisamos beach. Here you can admire superb frescoes from the post-Byzantine era.
Located a few km from Sami village towards Antisamos beach,and about half way in between, you will find a signpost. The monastery was built in 18th century on the spot where the miraculous icon of Theotokos was found by two shepherds and their maid in 1722.
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Karnagio Taverna Come here for homemade casserole, seafood and traditional Greek dishes! Karnagio Taverna Telis, the owner of the taverna has tried to keep an authentic Greek style to this place and he has succeeded well. This family run taverna is located on the sea side, on the north side of […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Captain Vangeli’s Special Cruises Explore one of the most stunning coastlines of the Mediterranean Sea! Captain Vangelis welcomes you on board to discover some of the hidden and unreachable beaches of Kefalonia, Ithaca, Fiscardo, and Zakynthos. While staying in Skala, or visiting the are for a day you can arrange a […]
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.
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 […]
Natural Art Drogarati Cave was discovered 300 years ago and was opened to the public in 1963. It was discovered when a strong earthquake caused a collapse that revealed the cave’s entrance. It is close to Melissani Lake and belongs to the same geological region. Drogarati is an impressive cave with remarkable formations of stalactites and stalagmites. It […]
A small village-port surrounded by lush vegetation! Sami is a beautiful coastal town located 9 km from Agia Efimia. It is the second largest port of Kefalonia after Argostoli, and it serves daily trips to Ithaca, and during the summer to Patras and Italy. It is centrally located, so it is a good base to stay in order […]
The perfect combination of blue and green Antisamos is one of the beaches that fascinates most visitors to Kefalonia. On the way to the bay, the view is breathtaking and once you arrive at the beach there is more fantastic scenery. The landscape has distinctive natural beauty, it consists of turquoise waters and a marvelous […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Donkey Trekking No more then 50 years ago you would have found a donkey in every corner of Kefalonia Used for work up in the mountains, carrying wood, hay, and olives into the villages or grain to the mills. Along with the modernisation of agriculture and forestry the donkeys started to […]