Environmental Centre of Mountain Ainos

The Management Body of  Mt. Ainos National Park is responsible for the protection and conservation of the National Park. The offices of the management body are located in the Koutavos Environmental Centre in Argostoli.

Down the Rabbit Hole, Argostoli

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Go ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ and find yourself in a wonderland of art and jewellery. Every piece is unique and even though the shop is tiny, there are so many things to choose from. Items can be made to order and paintings of your favourite beaches, animals or whatever your heart… Read more

Koutavos Lagoon and De Bosset (Drapano) Bridge

One of the best attractions in the capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, is the Koutavos Lagoon, a feeding ground for the turtles caretta caretta, wild ducks, black headed hens and swans, a variety of fish and a stop for many migrating birds.

Ladokola stin Plagia taverna, Damoulianata

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Ladokola stin Plagia Taverna Situated on the west coast of the island, 10 km from Lixouri, it is a family restaurant owned by two lovely twins brothers Christos & Spyros, their mom and dad. You will feel more like eating at home rather than in a typical restaurant.  

Sesoulas Traditional Bakery, Argostoli

This small, local traditional bakery ‘Sesoulas’ was first founded by the Patsi family in 1890. As an eight year old, street seller, Aristofanis Pollatos started his career in the local bakery. He soon became irreplaceable, though his young age and took lead of the business using some of the traditional tools of that time like… Read more

Voskopoula Pastry Shop, Argostoli

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Voskopoula Here you will find, most of the traditional products of Kefalonia like: mandoles with honey, sesame snack, comfeto (quince paste), nougat, almond macaroon , soft nougat and nougat pies.Plus sykomaida, florentines, coconut macaroons , soft nougat with different flavours, Greek delights, traditional vanilla pudding, rice pudding , the authentic Kefalonian… Read more

Agioi Fanentes Monastery, Sami

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.

Agrilia Monastery of Mother of God, Sami

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.

Sesto Bar, Koroni Hill

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Sesto Bar Sesto bar is located above Koroni beach, a small secluded, sandy beach, 15km from Skala beach. The bar is perched on a hilltop with the most spectacular unspoilt views in Kefalonia and when the atmosphere is clear, Zante island is visible. The best time to come is before the sunset,… Read more

Maklithari Taverna, Makriotika

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Maklithari Taverna This traditional taverna is located in the square of Makriotika, a well maintained village with great views over Agia Efimia bay. Maklithari is run by Petraggelos and his wife, and the taverna shares a terrace with the cafe next door where the locals spend their evenings!

Odysseas Taverna, Agia Jerousalem

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Odysseas Taverna Situated on Agia Jerousalem beach, where you can enjoy a swim before you eat, this is a family run taverna that is well worth the 20 minute drive from Fiskardo. There is no menu but an invitation to go inside and look at the chalk board telling you what ‘mama’… Read more

Karnagio Taverna, Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Karnagio Taverna Come here for homemade casserole, seafood and traditional Greek dishes! Karnagio Taverna Telis, the owner of the taverna has tried to keep an authentic Greek style to this place and he has succeeded well. This family run taverna is located on the sea side, on the north side of… Read more

Roman Villa, Agia Efimia

At the heart of Agia Efimia, archeologists have identified traces of an ancient Roman Villa and mosaics from the Roman Period. When you visit this beautiful village you can find it, on the road where the diving centre is located. From there you can take the steps to the little parallel road above the coast…. Read more

Dolphin Ski Club, Skala

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Dolphin Ski Club Dolphin Ski Club run by Mike & Mike (partners since 1986) is located on Skala Beach. They offer a friendly professional service, and have all the latest equipment and rides available including boat hire, inflatable rides, skiing, wakeboard, parasailing and more.   Contact Info Dolphin Ski Club, Skala | Skala… Read more

Roman Villa, Skala

On the edge of the present village of Skala,  is the remains of a 3rd-century Roman Villa with some remarkably well preserved mosaics.

Old Time Restaurant, Skala

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Old Time Restaurant, Skala This is a family run restaurant with great dishes, modern decoration and nice sea views. The service is good and discreet, try the Kefalonian meat pie and great mousaka! 15min walk from the center of Skala, towards Poros on the coast road   Contact Info Old Time… Read more

Local Recipes

There’s nothing like old fashioned recipes to warm the soul and trigger the senses! I am in a procedure of finding local cookers holding vintage recipes (even secret ones!), prepared with traditional procedures, in order to create an archive of video recordings to share them with you. Local ingredients, herbs, procedures, old utensils, special cooking techniques… Read more

Kraken Cafe-Bar, Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Kraken Bar This colourful cafe-bar is in the center of Sami, the staff are young and friendly and the music is great (check out their FB page for live music events). Try the cocktails, local beers and the happy hour!     Contact Info Please mention Kefalonia By Anna when you… Read more