July and August are the busiest months on the island of Kefalonia, the heat is often too intense for rigorous activities, and total seclusion becomes impossible. I would suggest that if you are able to visit us in the low season you could take advantage of lower costs and a more peaceful holiday! In some […]
There are some places that are memorable! This eastern coast of Paliki peninsula is a breathtaking sight ! Turquoise waters, amazing dramatic coastline, unique scenery, all combined create a magical environment that you should not miss while travelling to Kefalonia. Can be visited by boat or on foot, there is no road access to it! Regarding […]
The “life-giving” trail! It was exactly 3 months ago when I had a call from Stefanos, the owner of Euphoria Agricultural Tourism, he said he was getting ready to go back to the spring of the Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi (dated from 1400AD) to carry water to make his well known Tsipouro (strong distilled spirit containing […]
Whether you are on vacation with your family, partner or friends, if you enjoy walking this is one of the easiest still breathtaking trails that you can take. You will have to drive at the little village of Drapanitika, at the region of Erissos at the northern part of Kefalonia, and leave your car there. […]
For those staying in the area of Pylaros, this is a great opportunity to explore the area, enjoying unspoilt views of Agia Efimia, Sami bay and Pylaros valley while discovering the Agia Dynati mountain. If you want to walk this trail, you will need to take the road next to the pharmacy of Agia Efimia […]
3 km from Sami on the main road leading to the capital, Argostoli you can stop for a 2,5h refreshing walk. It is an easy trail you can enjoy together with your family and stop for a pic nic! This is a very different side of Kefalonian nature. A fordable walking trail by the river, passing […]
“Faros” trail is one of the three walking trails in Fiscardo that were recently organised by “Asteris” club along with the Panhellenic “Greece’s Paths” team.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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).
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 Karavomilos Lake. According to scientists, Karavomilos 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 […]
Church’s ruins The Byzantine Basilica of Fiscardo dates back to the 6th century AD. An impressive Venetian Lighthouse is still standing there with a later British built replacement at the back. The remains of a Byzantine Basilica stand nearby.
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 […]