Assumption of Virgin Mary, Arginia

At the church in the tiny settlement of Arginia, high up on the mountainside above the south coast, there is an icon of the Virgin Mary depicting her with snakes. Each August, around the feast of the Assumption on the 15th, snakes appear at the church and rest on the icon. Parishioners and visitors are […]

Virgin Mary Gravaliotissa or of the Krina (lillies), Pastra

The church of Gravaliotissa is located in the small mountain village of Pastra and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. On August 15th the feast of the Assumption is celebrated on Kefalonia and this particular church plays an important role in the celebrations drawing many visitors and tourists from all over the world to witness […]

The Festival of Grape Harvest and Moustalevria

The Festival of Grape Harvest and Moustalevria is held annually at Agia Paraskevi, Troianata, in the heart of the Robola wine area. The festival is one of the most important events of the year in the wine region and illustrates the cultural heritage of the area, specifically the harvest of the famous grapes which make […]

August Calendar of Events in Kefalonia!

August holds many fantastic opportunities to get involved with events, festivals and dances!  Here is a small selection to choose from, check out the links for more information, look out for posters around the island advertising other events. 1st/2nd  at Platis Gyalos, Fikia Beach, Marina Argostoliou, Ktima Haritatou, Annoula Beach, Alsos Kalitheas, SeaNema Open Air Film Festival […]

Pie making!

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Pie making activities! Would you like to learn the secret of making the perfect Greek pie, have you always wanted to make that perfect crust? Experience the creation – from start to finish – of a truly authentic Kefalonian speciality pie with a local baker, made to local tradition, using 100% […]

SeaNema Open Air Film Festival 30 July-2 Aug 2018

If y want to experience something totally different while having your holidays on the island don’t miss the SeaNema open Air Film Festival! From the 30th of July to the 2nd of August 2018, SeaNema Open Air Film Festival transforms idyllic beaches and other seaside spots of Kefalonia into a charming outdoor movie theater which […]

Star Gazing on Mt. Ainos, Kefalonia

Editor on my site Sarah O was celebrating her birthday and she wanted to do something a little different. So Sarah, a group of friends, my 7 year old son and I, set out on a star gazing adventure, beginning just before 20:30 on a July evening. We arranged to meet Kostas (the owner) and […]

Robola Wine Festivals

Since 1978 there has been a Robola wine festival held every year, on the first weekend after August 15th. It’s a celebration of the new production of the award winning Robola wine, produced on the island. The villages of Fragata and Valsamata in the Omala Valley have a two day panagyri where you have the […]

Mycenaean Tombs, Tzanata

Excavated in the early 1990’s by Lazaros Kolonas, these are the largest vaulted Mycenaean tombs of the area, with a height of 3.95 metres and a diameter of 6.8 metres. There is evidence that this tomb was built on another, smaller tomb as the stone used in the earlier tomb had been incorporated into this one. […]

Sissia Monastery, Simotata

It is said that the Old Sissia Monastery was constructed in the 13th century by order of Saint Francis of Assisi (the Catholic saint protector of animals & nature) in the name of the Virgin Mary. It is therefore likely that the name ‘Sissia’ is an alteration of the name Assisi. The monastery is located […]

Roman Cemetery, Fiskardo

Located in the pretty village of Fiskardo, the almost perfectly preserved Roman Cemetery was discovered in 2006 when excavations were taking place for a new building. The plot is in the shape of a small house and archaeologists discovered offerings of pottery, bronzes and jewellery in the vaulted graves as well as a stone coffin. […]

Colourful Villages of Livathos

While exploring the region of Livathos you will pass through many impressive villages with distinctive architecture and well-tended gardens. Historically the region has strong links with merchants and shipping families. Stop your car and take a stroll around the little streets; the area is a photographers paradise, with numerous churches and remains of an old […]

Avithos Beach, Livathos

Avithos beach is located close to the villages of Kaligata and Svoronata, in Livathos on the south coast of Kefalonia. It’s approximately 12 km from Argostoli and is reached by following the sign posted route from either Kaligata or Svoronata. The sandy beach has a beautiful mountain backdrop of steep cliffs and lush vegetation. The shallow, […]

Museum in memory of Acqui Division Kefalonia, Argostoli

In September 1943, following the Italian Armistice,  5,155 soldiers from the Italian 33rd Acqui Infantry Division were massacred by the Germans on the island. The massacre began on the 21st September and lasted for one week. A further 3,00o soldiers drowned after the German ships carrying them away from Kefalonia to concentration camps were lost at […]