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 Gerassimos 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

Experience an authentic Greek cruise around the Ionian islands with Captain Christos

This is an experience not to be missed! I had the luck to take this stunning 3 day cruise on one of the most beautiful boats, touring around the breathtaking islands of the Ionian Greek sea! (the cruise could be arranged as a full experience or combined with some land accommodation for a longer holiday)… Read more

Stoa Handmade Pies & Coffee, Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Stoa Handmade Pies & Coffee Try Anastasia’s & Makis’s traditional Kefalonian specialities of Kefaloniain meat pie & cod pie, cheese pies, vegetable pies, meat pies and  sweet pies (such as apple pie, chocolate croissant and crème filled bougatsa). All pies are made fresh daily on-site from three different flours. They follow… Read more

Odysseus Zoo Land, Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Odysseus Zoo Land, Sami Roam through the most important moments of Odyssey in the natural landscape of the park. Get to know some rare animals and birds, like the black pig (which is endangered), the unique horses of Ainos, the royal deer and many other  animals of the region. So follow… Read more

Atlantis Submarine

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Atlantis Submarine Take a look at the beautiful seabed of Kefalonia beneath the surface of the sea during a tour in a semisubmarine towards Zeus Islet and to White Rocks Beach. You can travel 2 meters underwater, enjoying the clear blue waters and the beautiful seafloor life through the large submerged… Read more

Kefalonia Watersports, Lassi

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Kefalonia Watersports Kefalonia Water Sports Center lies on the Makris Gialos beach in Argostoli. You can have fun by taking a ride on the Banana or a Fly Fish. Slams with the Tubes or the Slider and if you want more comfort you can have a ride on the huge waterborne… Read more

The Greek Wine Experience, Kefalonia

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… The Greek Wine Experience Kefalonia The Greek Wine Experience offer wine tours, vineyard picnics and tailor-made wine and gastronomy experiences in Kefalonia. Get an understanding of the basics of wine in no time by getting familiar with basic wine terminology, and understanding the differences between various types of wine, using simple… 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

Short stories from Kefalonia #1: A Rainy Day in Agia Efimia

Over the past years the tourist season has extended and autumn for me is the best time of year on Kefalonia;  the weather gets cooler, the light is sweeter, the beaches are washed and calm, the visitors are fewer. It often rains for a couple of days, normally it doesn’t last for long and the… Read more

Short stories of Kefalonia #2: A stork in Agia Efimia

In autumn the climate becomes milder and it is a great time to observe the changes in nature and small animals. My village, Agia Efimia is beautiful during this season, the village is still open for visitors, but at the same time winter activities have started. At sunrise the children are collected from the main… Read more

Captain Vangeli’s Special Cruises

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Captain Vangeli’s Special Cruises Captain Vangelis welcomes you on board to discover some of the hidden and unreachable beaches of Kefalonia, Ithaca, Fiscardo, and Zakynthos on his daily cruises.  Capt. Vangelis’ forty years of experience, his meraki (passion), his love for Skala, guarantees a very special day for you and your… 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

Have you recently moved from the UK to Kefalonia?

I was recently contacted by the team at RDF Television UK to see if I could help with sourcing people for a new TV show they are putting into production. They are making a new series called ‘My New Greek Life’ which follows couples and families leaving the UK to set up their new life… 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

Festivals and Events

Discover and participate in one of the many festivals or events taking place throughout the year in Kefalonia. Events range from religious and cultural festivals celebrating Saints Days, National and local holidays, wine and cheese production to workshops, art displays, road running races, classic car rallies, gymnastic and martial arts conventions and so much more!… Read more

Interview #1 Tim Lee

We’re a family of four from Devon in the UK. We normally go on holiday in our campervan, but our two sons who are now young adults, are finding this is increasingly unappealing. Although summer is the busiest period for those of us working in the world of tourism we are lucky enough to meet… 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