The church of Panagia Lagouvarda or Fidoussa (of the snakes) is located in the mountainside village of Markopoulo around 30km from Argostoli. The church is renowned throughout the Orthodox world for the icon which depicts the Virgin Mary with small snakes. “Panagia Fidoussa” is the name given to the image – Virgin of the Snakes […]
Throughout the year many events take place in Kefalonia -religious celebrations and feasts, arts festivals, wine and food festivals, gymnastic symposiums, road races and much more – this calendar of events also includes national holidays and observances and is updated as information is received. Please inform us of any event for consideration
Melomakarona and Kourabiedes are traditional desserts prepared primarily during the Christmas holiday season. Kourabiedes are sweet white buttery, crunchy cookies and Melomakarona are brown, honey-soaked delicious cookies. Christmas time in Greek culture is about gathering with our loved ones. Family and food are the main ingredients of this period! Kourabiedes and Melomakarona can be found […]
The 25th of March is, for us the Greeks, a double celebration, both historical and religious, commemorating the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821 as well as the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Annunciation by archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. 25th […]
This old tradition some say comes from the Venetians of the 16th century who used to throw all their old and useless objects and pots out of their windows, others say comes from Pagans symbolizing the welcoming of spring… Whatever the origin of this tradition is, it stays alive many years now at mid day of Holy […]
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.
All the most important festivals and events of Kefalonia have religious connotations. Orthodox religion and Christianity form the basis of Greek culture and the major holidays are associated with the worship of Christ or the commemoration of the Patrons. If you are travelling early summer season you may celebrate with us, Easter in Kefalonia, which, as in all […]
All the most important festivals and events of Kefalonia have religious connotations. Orthodox religion (almost all the population) and Christianity form the basis of Kefalonia culture and the major holidays are associated with the worship of Christ or the commemoration of the Patron. Ag.(Saint) Vasileios on January 1st, one in Ag. Vasileios ‘s Church in Kerameies […]