Island Breeze by Sarah O. #8 – Claire’s visit to the Saint Gerasimos celebrations

A wonderful experience of local culture! During her week’s visit to Kefalonia we took my mother-in-law Claire to the celebrations of Saint Gerasimos on 20th October. It was a beautifully sunny and hot day and as we approached the Omala Valley we could see how busy the area around the monastery was because the sun… Read more

Amazing skies!

Interview #3 Linda & Julian

Holidays for us are all about relaxation and enjoyment! We love the outdoors, nature, culture, arts, travel and music. Kefalonia suits us perfectly. Although summer is the busiest period for those of us working in the world of tourism we are lucky enough to meet new people everyday when we welcome them to the properties… Read more

Virgin Mary Drapaniotissa Celebrations

Theotokos Myrtidiotissa is honoured in Kefalonia at St. Dionysios church (or Church of Virgin Mary in Drapano) where the Sacred Icon is kept. Theotokos Drapaniotissa is the Patron of Argostoli and is also known as “Panagia of Drapano” or simply “Drapaniotissa” . Celebrated on the 24th September where ceremonies in her honour take place and… Read more

Exhibition at Fiskardo’s renovated Venetian Lighthouse – “Faros”

The Venetian Lighthouse in Fiskardo sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning views across the gulf to the mainland and Ithaka. Constructed in the 18th century the lighthouse is of great historical and architectural significance but had suffered structural damage in the 1953 earthquakes and had been neglected with the building of… Read more

Loggerhead Turtles: We interview Wildlife Sense

Wildlife Sense Kefalonia is a research and conservation project to study and protect Kefalonia’s endangered loggerhead sea turtles. We asked Wildlife Sense for an interview and despite being extremely busy Chanel Comis (Co-founder and Program Coordinator)  answered our questions in great detail. Our questions arose from watching a 7 day inventory with one of the… Read more

Loggerhead Turtle Nest Inventory with Wildlife Sense!

One very early morning in September we set off in the dark to join Simon, a Field Leader, from Wildlife Sense (a research and conservation project to study and protect Kefalonia’s endangered loggerhead sea turtles) at Megali Ammos beach by the airport. Simon was carrying out an early morning inventory of one of the loggerhead… Read more

Interview #2 Yury Martynov

For us holidays are usually a time to relax but exploring the area around us is always an important part of our trip. One of the best parts of my job is getting to meet people of all ages from all over the world when I welcome them to the properties that I manage. As… Read more

Eros-Deli, Argostoli

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Eros-Deli Visit Eros-Deli for a huge selection of delicious Greek treats, local specialities and gifts! Olive oils, jams, sweets, and herbs are just a few of the tasty goodies on offer at this beautifully presented emporium of Greek delights! The friendly and knowledgeable shop assistants are always ready to offer help… Read more

Kotsanas Museum Of Ancient Greek Technology, Argostoli

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Part of a series of museums throughout Greece that studies, highlights and presents to visitors the technology of ancient Greeks. Robotics and computers, steam-driven and gas propulsion, automotive and automatic navigation, automation and automation programming, telecommunications and encryption, geodesy and mapping, utilization of hydraulic and wind energy, the application of belt… Read more

Don’t have a car? Sit back, relax and take an excursion

If you are staying at the heart of the island in the Sami or Pylaros regions and want to explore the island or Ithaka without driving taking an excursion is a great way to do it! We can arrange four different excursions that include pick-up and drop-off from convenient locations in Agia Efimia, Karavomylos and… Read more

Nikos Kavadias Statue, Argostoli

The statue of Nikos Kavadias (1910-1975), a famous Greek poet, can be found gazing out to see at the harbour in Argostoli, which is quite apt as he was known as “The Poet of the Sea”. Poetry by Nikos Kavadias  reflects the imagery and power of the sea in semi-fictitious writing based on his extensive world… Read more

Lithostroto and Bell Tower Square (Kabana)

The main shopping areas of Argostoli are concentrated on the first two parallel streets up from the coastal road and the small vertical streets crossing them. The first street called Siteboron Str has various shops but continue to the main shopping street called Lithostroto (paved street) where you can find a large selection of souvenir,… Read more

5 Easy Walks #2

Here you can find 5 more of my favourite easy walks on Kefalonia island to enjoy with your family or friends. Low season is ideal time to explore, when the temperatures are cooler, there are more flowers, birds and less people of course! Colourful Villages of Livathos While exploring the region of Livathos you will… Read more

5 Easy Walks #1

Here you can find 5 of my favourite easy walks on Kefalonia island to enjoy with your family or friends. Low season is ideal time to explore, when the temperatures are cooler, there are more flowers, birds and less people of course! Assos Village to the Venetian Castle From the charming village of Assos take… Read more

My Greek Odyssey – ΣΥΝΤΟΜΑ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΕΡΑ ΤΟ ΕΠΕΙΣΟΔΙΟ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΚΕΦΑΛΟΝΙΑ

Ήταν τέλος της σεζόν του 2017 όταν ο Peter και η ομάδα του επισκεύτηκαν το νησί μας για να ολοκληρώσουν ένα από τα επεισόδια της σειράς My Greek Odyssey, αποκλειστικά για την Κεφαλονιά. Κατά την πενθήμερη διαμονή τους στο νησί, είχα την τιμή και τη χαρά, σε συνεργασία με τη Φωτεινή Πίμπα, εκπροσωπό τους στην… Read more

Riganada Recipe

Riganada was a traditional way of using up very stale bread by combining it with local ingredients. Nowadays we don’t often have stale bread so we use thick slices of bread toasted. Usually served as a starter or as part of a meze, riganada also makes a delicious snack. 1 loaf of bread (from the… Read more

Greek Salad Recipe

A simple yet tasty and satisfying salad, best made in the summer months when the vegetables are at their ripest. If you can use vegetables from the garden for an extra authentic touch! Greek salad is a very popular every-day dish, easy to make and synonymous with Greek summer. usually served as a side dish… Read more

Tzatziki Recipe

When you have tried home-made tzatziki you’ll never buy it ready-made again! With varying amounts of garlic this is a tasty addition to the table, serve it alone on a dish as a meze, or with grilled meats from the BBQ. Also served in gyros pita. 500gr of Greek yoghurt (full fat) 4  garlic cloves, crushed… Read more

Strapatso/Strapatsada (Kefalonian scrambled eggs)

This is an excellent dish for breakfast (although breakfast in Kefalonia is usually not so complicated!) and also makes an ideal lunch served with crusty fresh bread. When ever possible use local free range eggs and garden vegetables. 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup olive oil 100g feta cheese, crumbled 3 ripe tomatoes, finely… Read more

Saint Gerasimos Cave, Lassi

In the popular resort of Lassi, 3km from Argostoli, you can visit Saint Gerasimos’ Cave; Saint Gerasimos is the patron saint of Kefalonia. The cave, signposted from the main road (look out for the green sign), is located up a steep hill, at the side of the small chapel. To get into the cave you must… Read more