Ionian Spirit – Cruises on a traditional wooden boat

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Ionian Spirit Cruises, Kefalonia & Lefkada Join Captain Christos aboard his beautiful traditional wooden boat the Ioanin Spirit for a daily cruise, a private cruise or a weekly charter (cruises can be arranged as a full experience or combined with some land accommodation for a longer holiday).  Christos (Chris) is a… Read more

Kefalonia Compass Rent a Boat, Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Kefalonia Compass Rent a Boat, Sami Enjoy the beauties of Kefalonia island! Rent a small motor boat and live the experience of a private trip in crystal clear waters. As we are locals we can give you helpfull and great tips on all the best places to visit along Kefalonia coastline…. Read more

Sami Trekking, Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Sami Trekking, Sami Day tours with local, knowledgeable and experienced guides in Sami village and around Kefalonia walking trails. Starting from the love of our village and wishing to show off its beauties to those who love small getaways in nature, on alternative routes, we created Sami Trekking Kefalonia. Our goal… Read more

Lockdown has eased for us and with cautious optimism the preparations have restarted…are we meeting soon?

Kefalonia’s timeless beauty remains untouched during these difficult times. Luckily I can continue to explore this charming island during the summer months and to record its beauty. Normally work begins to renovate, clean and decorate accommodations, taverna’s, shops, cafes, bars and other premises early in the year in order to be ready in time for… Read more

Experience our fabulous Kefalonian nature as well as hospitality in a time of social distancing

In this period of uncertainty one definite constant is “Philoxenia” – the Greek tradition of hospitality and the love of strangers, or as we say family we just haven’t met yet! The Greek government has just released measures to ease the public lockdown and if everything goes well, we will expect to welcome visitors in… Read more

Island Breeze #10 – Lockdown Nature Trail…

I’ve spent many hours enjoying the peace and quiet on my land during the lockdown period and trying to identify the things I’ve seen! Usually I’m out and about in the valley walking, or further afield joining Anna on her perpetual quest to finding new and exciting things to share with you. Due to injury … Read more

Cautious optimism as lockdown measures may begin to ease

As talk of easing lockdown measures begin in some parts of Europe we are cautiously optimistic that Kefalonia will be welcoming friends back soon! The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused a very difficult period for everyone, and the island is no exception. By now we are usually ‘open for business’ but strict measures have prevented… Read more

Island Breeze #9 Life in COVID-19 Lockdown

February 28th 2020 was the last time we went out with our friends. We drove to Argostoli for drinks and dinner.  I remember the date well because it was a birthday celebration which coincided with the shocking news that the carnival was to be cancelled. The parades and the parties would not happen…the costumes and… Read more

It’s awfully quiet here without you…

So it’s been a few weeks since we’ve spoken but we were left speechless and upset by the initial shock of the Coronavirus outbreak worldwide and the reality of what it means for all of us. It took some time to accept our new and different circumstances but we have adapted and we remain safe…. Read more

Tasos Cafe, Komitata

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Tasos Cafe, Komitata Tasos Café is a traditional Greek coffee shop in the tranquil village of Komitata – a nice stop on the way to Fiskardo. Fabulous views of Ithaka from the village.  Contact Info Please mention Kefalonia By Anna when you visit Tasos Cafe, Komitata | Komitata, Erissos, Kefalonia, Greece

Fauna in Kefalonia

Kefalonia island hosts a wide range of fauna species, vertebrates (birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals) and invertebrates (insects, spiders, earthworms etc) which has for many years, attracted the interest of researchers from various nations. Birds are probably the most easy to notice. In Kefalonia due to the variety of habitats there is a great variety of… Read more

Metaxart Painting Workshops, Poros

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Metaxart Painting Workshops, Poros Take pleasure in painting, drawing and synthesis lessons joining the MetaxArt Summer Workshops in the village of Poros, on the exotic Island of Kefalonia. MetaxArt art classes have been designed by artist Natasha Metaxa, an accomplished artist and successful tutor with more than 30 years of experience… Read more

Summer 2020 loading…

Summer 2020 is nearly here!!! We have many beautiful beaches, activities and attractions to share with you, so whether you’re looking for total relaxation, an adrenaline fuelled holiday or anything in between we have something for everyone. Experience local culture through traditional cuisine and products, join in a festive celebration or visit one of our… Read more

Harakas Bridge, Myrtos

The Harakas Bridge above Myrtos actually looks like a road but is essentially a bridge, a steel structure capable of withstanding seismic activity through movement. In 2013 a substantial part of the main coastal road from Argostoli to Fiskardo collapsed just above Myrtos Beach (near the viewpoint at the Assos side) leaving just one lane… Read more

Memas Kalogiratos Permanent Sculpture Exhibition, Mazarakata

Memas Kalogiratos Permanent Sculpture Exhibition, Mazarakata Memas Kalogiratos was born in 1940 in Greece in the village of Petrikata, Kefalonia. He studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts, with Thanassis Apartis, and graduated in 1966. A series of solo and group exhibitions followed from 1965 onwards in various Greek cities. Parallel to sculpture… Read more

The Black Sheep Grill House, Potamianata

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… The Black Sheep Grill House, Potamianata  This family run grill house serves freshly prepared traditional food and specialises in locally reared organic meat. Meat on the spit or the grill, cheese pie made to order, fresh salads and other delicious dishes are always available. Enjoy your meal, wines, beers and soft… Read more

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Snorkeling fun in Kefalonia!

Whether you are a novice or experienced at snorkeling there is always something new to discover in our beautiful turquoise sea! As well as being incredibly relaxing, snorkeling can be exciting and fun for any age. There are many stores where you can buy snorkeling equipment – from good value basic sets to the more… Read more

Baywatch Beach Bar and Watersports, Xi Beach, Lixouri

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Baywatch Beach Bar and Watersports, Xi Beach, Lixouri Enjoy exciting water sports at the famous Xi Beach with the unique reddish brown sand with Baywatch Beach Bar & Waterports! Indulge in their tasty burgers, snacks, cocktails and drinks whilst relaxing by the sea. OPen for lunch and diner. Contact Info Please… Read more

Flora in Kefalonia

The flora of Kefalonia Island is particularly rich, thanks to the high habitats diversity. The number of flora species in the National Park of Ainos alone is estimated to be around 400, with around 1200 species and subspecies recorded throughout the island! Kefalonia Island had triggered naturalists’ and researchers’ interest, who performed botanical explorations even… Read more

Flora & Fauna – Biodiversity in Kefalonia

Biodiversity in Kefalonia Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and the 6th largest in Greece. The islands various types of habitat (forests, bushy hills, olive groves, vineyards, meadows, rocky and sandy beaches) host a rich variety of flora and fauna (read more on the links). The natural wealth and rich biodiversity of the… Read more