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… This is a very special house-museum created by Takis Tokkas with a passion, deep knowledge of Kefalonian history and traditions, and a lot of personal work! It is worth a visit to see the collection especially as you will be guided by the creator himself! You are invited to explore and […]
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.
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).
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Unique views from the old capital! If you are spending a day in the area of Argostoli and you want to visit a historic landmark with great views, take your car and drive approx 7km, to the 320m high peak above the villages of Peratata and Travliata where signposts show visitor the way to Saint […]
Love at first sight! Assos is a charming little harbour village located 36 km north of Argostoli and 24km from Agia Efimia, and has less than 100 permanent inhabitants. Tiny and secluded, it is a romantic setting and my favourite shelter, both in winter and summer!
Endless sand! Skala sits on the southern tip of Kefalonia 37km from Argostoli in the region of Elios-Pronnoi. It is known for its beautiful 3km long sandy beach and its crystal clear waters. It has developed into an important and lively tourist area over recent years offering something for everyone!
Preserved beauty! Fiskardo is a picturesque and cosmopolitan harbour village, 60km from the capital of Argostoli and 32km from Agia Efimia at the northest part of the island. It is situated in the beautiful region of Erissos, with its rolling hills covered with olive and impressive cypress trees. Fiskardo and Assos are both unique in […]
Totally Unique! Myrtos is often lauded as one of the most impressive beaches in Greece. In my opinion, Myrtos is far more impressive if viewed from above, as the contrast of its white pebbles with the different shades of colour the sea takes on, due to the currents and the dark green of the area, make the […]
Centrally located, beautiful and unspoilt! Once upon a time Agia Efimia was one of the island’s more important centres of trade with stately homes and mansions. However the whole village was destroyed in the 1953 earthquakes and completely rebuilt with help from the French. The picturesque harbour village of Agia Efimia is located at the northeastern part […]