I love Kefalonia, by Anna

It will be 5 years soon that I moved here, to this unique place. There have been some happy days and some very bad days… but all these 5 years the beauty of Kefalonia was always here to help me overcome and smile.

It is my best friend! It is always standing by me, it is never the same, alternates every moment, as I get bored easily, it gives you energy instead of other places that drag it from you, it offers you special moments for free, it always welcomes you, no invitation needed, it teaches you, it feeds you, it calms you down, it cures your soul, it gives you ideas, it opens your mind, it lets you express yourself without guilt.

Nature is the best psychoanalyst, you just need to dive your body into the ionian sea, dry on the white warm pebbles under the hot sun and things will look much better at once!

Sunsets, starry nights, lush nature, breathtaking landscape, smells, tastes, sounds, colors, traces from the past, clean your thoughts, open your mind, give you energy…



  1. Bob Holder
    June 26, 2016 at 6:52 pm — Reply

    Another great set of photos and brilliantly put together!
    I just wish I had your talent.

    • June 26, 2016 at 8:18 pm — Reply

      Thank you for your support!!!

      • Barbara Crawley
        February 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm — Reply

        your photos are amazing, I am trying to contact Themata Monastery, the phone number on the internet is not working, do you know if there is a new one or an email for them?
        many thanks
        Barbara Crawley – Manchester UK

        • February 19, 2017 at 6:14 pm — Reply

          Thank you for your nice words. Try the general number of the Metropolis +30 26710-22231, they will be able to assist

  2. Bettine
    June 27, 2016 at 8:53 am — Reply

    Just got back from beautiful Kefalonia, and I will return many times. And if ever there is a chance to spend the rest of my life I would not hesitate! Thank you for your beautiful video,
    Lots if love!

    • June 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm — Reply

      I will have to thank you for such a nice message!!!

  3. Gwen
    June 28, 2016 at 6:17 pm — Reply

    Thank you, stunning photos, we will be in Aghia Efimia for 2 months this year (Sept & Oct) I don’t know what is the most magical, I truly believe there is fairy dust in the water.

    • June 28, 2016 at 9:36 pm — Reply

      I will be happy to meet you!

  4. Dorota
    July 21, 2016 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    The above message (“I love Kefalonia”) is exactly what I have in my mind, but would not be able to express it the way you did. “Nature is the best psychoanalyst”- wow ! it really is, I feel exactly the same way:)……
    Anyway, fantastic web site, very well organised, true and useful descriptions (Myrtos is not safe, as you said, I had this experience myself…but is absolutely gorgeous -for me comparable to Egremni at Lefkada, ) and fabulous pictures !
    I’m very happy to have spotted this website – just returned from Kefalonia 3 weeks ago and I already miss it! But your web page helps me come back to this exquisite place. I will definitely keep returning to your page:)
    Good luck, Anna, and thanks very much for the possibilty to share the beauty of Kefalonia, although via internet.

    • July 21, 2016 at 7:49 pm — Reply

      Ohhh!!!! Thank you so much for your flattering words! It makes me very happy to see that the blog can be helpful and fascinating at the same time! Thanks again for your support!

      • Joseph N. Stamboulieh
        February 1, 2017 at 6:12 pm — Reply

        Greetings from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
        I came across your site accidentally, and even without seeing it in real life, I love every piece of it and of how you describe the entire island.
        If I ever get a chance I will 100% come to visit and look forward to meeting you and your team. I am sure I will love the island just as all the other visitors have loved Kefalonia.
        Keep up the wonderful job you are doing.
        Kind regards,

        • February 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm — Reply

          Thank you very much for taking the time to write to me such nice words!
          Hope to welcome you soon in Kefalonia!

  5. Nicole
    September 22, 2016 at 8:09 am — Reply

    Hi Anna
    I’ve just come across your Blog and have been reading it with delight . You seem to know the island very well !
    So nice that you love the Island so much .My husband and myself are seriously thinking of buying a house which we have found and permanently move to Kefalonia . We love the Island very much . We have not explored it that much though and I can see how much there is to explore . I just hope I don’t get bored but I don’t think so . I believe there is a large British community living on the Island and I guess some of them might get together . Would be great to let me know your thoughts .I love all you have written about the Island. You are very talented! Best regards Nicole from Sussex

    • September 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm — Reply

      Thank you very much for your message! The English community is in fact big and very active, there are a lot of fb pages that you may find interesting too. If you like nature i can assure you will never get bored here!
      I will be happy to assist you if you need any help. This is a beautiful place for one to live in. I will be happy to meet you soon.
      Thanks again

  6. Karen
    June 2, 2017 at 11:07 am — Reply

    Hi Anna, I have been trawling the internet to find out a bit more about life in Kefalonia, and I just came across your blog! I am visiting the island the first week in August with my partner and 12 yr old son, staying in Skala, and we are considering purchasing a small traditional property before Brexit! Our thoughts are to spend time on holidays, doing any renovations slowly so that by the time my son is old enough, we can move April-October.
    Are there many Brits living on Kefalonia?
    Is it only Argostoli where you get decent wifi broadband connection?
    I lived in Zakinthos for 4 years a long time ago, and loved the Greek way of life.
    Have you any advice and tips?
    Would love to chat to you about living on Kefalonia.
    Karen xx

    • August 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm — Reply

      Thank you for your nice message, I would be happy to meet you when you visit us again. There are around 2000 British people living in Kefalonia, maybe you should get in contact with some.
      Your plan sounds very good to me!

  7. Karen
    August 10, 2017 at 10:43 am — Reply


    I have just come across your blog – we love Kef (as I call affectionly call it ) … It has a special place in both mine & my husband’s heart. You are SO RIGHT about Kef seducing you, we even got married there 3 years ago…

    Would love to retire there but think that the language barrier would be hard to overcome, even though we do try & I suppose there are classes.

    And you have encouraged me a bit more when you say there many Brits there …

    Keep up the good work !!

    • August 10, 2017 at 3:05 pm — Reply

      Thank you very much for your nice message! The language for British people is not a big issue as most of Kefalonians can communicate in English and there is a big community of British people as well! Hope to meet you soon!

  8. Dimo
    September 21, 2018 at 3:08 pm — Reply

    Your website came up while searching for the island. I can see you enjoy life there very much.

    I have been to Kefalonia 6 times on holiday beginning in 2000. I wonder about moving to live there. As a Canadian citizen it may be a problem getting residency (?). I would be able to afford to buy a home up to about 180,000 euros but it would need to be in a quiet spot.

    • September 22, 2018 at 6:13 am — Reply

      I do not know about residency, it is a great place to live, of course, if you have many hobbies in the winter! You can buy a great house at that price!
      Hope to meet you soon

  9. Maro Papadopoulou
    October 11, 2018 at 10:47 am — Reply

    Kefallonia island is very lucky to have Anna`s artistic and sensitive eye to promote it!!! It makes you want to go there and discover the secret magic and beauty!!! Keep on going!

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I love Kefalonia, by Anna