Saint (Agios) Gerasimos, Omala

The religious centre of Kefalonia is undoubtedly the Monastery of Agios (Saint) Gerasimos at Omala. The monastery is located 15km from Argostoli where twice a year, thousands of believers gather to worship Agios Gerasimos. A few people vow to go to the monastery on foot from their houses just before the celebrations of August 16th, to honour the Saint for supporting […]

Saint George’s Castle (Kastro)

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 […]

Sami village

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 […]

Dafnoudi Beach

Α hidden treasure! One of the places you can combine with a day trip to the village of Fiskardo is Dafnoudi cove! It is a hidden treasure, not reachable with a car, at the northernmost tip of Kefalonia. Approximately  5km from Fiskardo, you will find a sign at Antypata village. You will have to leave your car and […]

Horgota Beach

Reminiscent of the 1960’s, find two beautiful bays to relax… Along the east coastline, between Agia Efimia and Fiskardo one can find several bays for swimming though most of them are not accessible from land, only by boat, except Agia Sofia and Horgota beaches. In order to access these beaches you need to follow the […]

Assos Village and Beach

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!

Petani Beach

Great beach – breath taking sunset! On your day trip around Paliki peninsula, I recommend you spend an afternoon here. Petani is a magnificent beach and it looks a lot like Myrtos (it almost has the same orientation for admiring the beautiful sunset). Located in the beautiful peninsula of Paliki and 13 km away from […]

Vouti Beach

Total serenity and beauty! You can easily reach exotic Vouti beach located at the west part of the gulf of Agia Kyriaki on the Paliki peninsula. If you are coming from the north you will head to the junction of Divarata (Siniori) and from there you will take the road to Lixouri. After a few […]

Xi Beach

Gray Rocky formations against reddish sand… located on the peninsula of Paliki, 7 km from Lixouri town, one can find Xi beach, definitely one of the most special locations in Kefalonia. It may not be one of my favourite beaches to swim but I would suggest you stop to admire the unique landscape,  rub the clay on your body […]

Argostoli, the capital

 The Capital  Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia. It is the biggest city of the island with a population of approx 10,000 inhabitants. It has been its capital since 1757, the year it was actually founded following a population shift down from the old capital of Saint Georges Castle (also known as Kastro)

Skala Beach and Village

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!

Fiskardo Village

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 […]

Antisamos Beach

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 […]

Stamoulis meat and cheese market

Following the philosophy of vertical integration and sustainable mild development, Stamoulis family has created a mosaic of small business

Donkey Trekking Kefalonia

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 […]

Aquatic Scuba Diving Club

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Aquatic Scuba Diving Club Kefalonia is ideal for scuba diving with underwater visibility exceeding 40 metres. Makis and his team provide a great selection of dive sites which suit everyone from complete beginners to more qualified divers. The Aquatic Scuba Diving Club was established in 1997 in Agia Efimia. The islands characteristic […]

Agia Efimia Village

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 […]