My Easter in Kefalonia!

Whether you are religious or not, Easter in Greece is an important period of custom and traditions so connected with our childhood and upbringing that following and protecting them is a matter of respect to our history and generations gone by. Nowadays a lot of the customs have fainted, but still, especially the older women… Read more

Terms and conditions for advertisers – Όροι χρήσης για τους διαφημιζόμενους

Ελληνικά Η πάροχος κα Βότση Άννα είναι ιδιοκτήτης και διαχειριστής της ιστοσελίδας «www.kefaloniabyanna.com» καθώς και των σελίδων «https://www.youtube.com/ kefaloniabyanna» και «https://www.facebook.com/ kefaloniabyanna» στα αντίστοιχα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης στην οποία διαθέτει διαφημιστικό χώρο και χρόνο. Επίσης, παράγει διαφημιστικά βίντεο. Μετά την συμφωνία και την έκδοση απόδειξης/τιμολογίου ο Πάροχος και ο Πελάτης συμφωνούν τα κάτωθι: Δικαιώματα και… Read more

Services offered by the Kefalonia by Anna team

As well as being an ongoing personal travel guide, Kefalonia by Anna & the team offer the following services: A. To homeowners, local businesses, advertisers: 1. Advertising on Kefalonia by Anna website / we offer a variety of advertising options on the site (contact us by email to forward you a price list and advertising… Read more

7 Days in Kefalonia by Anna 2019

Hello! I’m Anna Votsi, the creator of the personal travel guide Kefalonia by Anna Over the last couple of years my site has reached over one million page views and over two million video views on Facebook & Youtube!! I am so pleased that the site continues to grow in popularity and I would like… Read more

Body Care Products

Soap Olive oil has been known since ancient times for its exceptional nutritional properties as well as for beneficial properties on the skin. Pure olive oil is the simplest, most effective and tolerable skin cleanser. The saponification with olive oil is an ancient knowledge of Mediterranean civilisation and since the past it has been useful… Read more

Island Breeze by Sarah O. #7 – A fishermans view of Paliki

After a few days of improved winter weather and a late night phone call we found ourselves at Argostoli harbour aboard the fishing vessel Melissa ready to motor up the Paliki coast. Captain Simos had invited us to join him as he returned his boat, Melissa, to it’s summer mooring in Agia Kyriaki (where he… Read more

Island Breeze by Sarah O. #6 – A Kefalonian-French Connection!

To celebrate the start of spring we decided to venture out and participate in the event “Good France” – the worlds largest French dinner held on 21st March 2019.  This international event began in 2015 and is a celebration of the “French Gourmet Meal”, which  is a follow up to the inclusion of the “French… Read more

Το μαντολίνο του λοχαγού Κορέλι σε περιοδεία στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο

Το γνωστό best seller βιβλίο του Louis De Berniere, ανεβαίνει σε παγκόσμια πρώτη θεατρική παραγωγή που ξεκινάει περιοδεία στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο τις επόμενες μέρες. Ήταν ακριβώς πριν από ένα χρόνο όταν έλαβα ένα πολύ ενδιαφέρον μήνυμα! Επικοινώνησε μαζί μου η ομάδα της πρώτης μεγάλης θεατρικής παραγωγής, βασισμένης στο βιβλίο “Το μαντολίνο του λοχαγού Κορέλι” ,… Read more

My Greek Odyssey’s Episode 10 on Kefalonia will be airing soon!

My Greek Odyssey with Peter Maneas is an Australian 13-part television series that takes viewers to some of the most spectacular and unique islands in Greece where he travels on his super-yacht Mia Zoi (One Life). Peter is a successful businessman born and raised in the Sydney suburb of Bondi Junction to Greek migrants that… Read more

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, first Major Stage Production

On its 25th anniversary, the best selling novel is brought to life in a world premiere theatrical production touring around the UK in spring 2019 At the end of March 2018 I received a really exciting email! I had been contacted by the production team of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin , the first major stage production,… Read more

Yes, it does snow in Kefalonia, sometimes even a few months before you visit!

We’re often asked about the weather in Kefalonia during the winter. It’s difficult for summer visitors to believe that we have snow, rain, ice and storms when they are basking in high temperatures under the hot, bright sun! During these cold months we experience a different kind of beauty…our landscapes adapt the to weather bringing… Read more

Argostoli – Capital City Walking Tours

Argostoli, our beautiful capital city! The islands capital city of Argostoli offers many attractions and activities to the visitor. Its relatively compact nature, neat street layout and gentle undulations mean it’s a great city for walking around. The city is easy to navigate, it’s interesting and full of life: from the bustling harbour and market,… Read more

Traditional sweets and desserts

One of the most well-known traditional products of Kefalonia are the vibrant, deep red, caramelized roasted almonds called Mántoles which traditionally are colored using a kind of seaweed. Other delicious sweets produced on Kefalonia are Pastélia (a candy bar made of sesame seeds and thyme honey), Komféto or Pastokydono (quince paste with almonds), Mantoláto (soft… Read more

Honey

The island of Kefalonia has an incredible floral and arboreal biodiversity – a paradise for bees! The most famous types of honey are thyme honey (méli thimaríou) which is known as the best quality Greek honey and is produced in June and July, and pine honey (méli elátou) made from the Kefalonian fir as well… Read more

Meat, Eggs & Fish

MEAT Like Ulysses himself, the shepherd is a typical local job and shepherding continues to be an important sector in the local economy. The animals, in particular goats, sheep, and a smaller percentage of cows, spend their existence mostly in the wild eating mainly wild plants. Meat, milk, yogurt, butter and cheese are the derivative… Read more

Dairy Products: cheese, yoghurt and milk

MILK & CHEESE Cheeses, milk and yogurt produced on Kefalonia are delicious because of the high percentage of aromatic wild herbs present in the diet of the animals. The most frequently used cheese in the local kitchen is White Kefalonian cheese (traditionally named everywhere on the island as Féta, but since 1994 “Féta” has become… Read more

Beers, wines, liqueurs & Tsipouro

BEER Fresh, non-pasteurized beer entered recently on the list of the local products of the island – a lager and a red ale. Led by a young trio of Kefalonian entrepreneurs the Kefalonian and Ithaka micro brewery uses 100% Greek malted barley and Kefalonian water well known for its high quality. WINE The discontinuities in… Read more

Fresh vegetables

Spring and Summer time is an explosion of colors in the vegetable gardens of the island. The summer production begins with the pink king of the island, the red garlic of Erissos (to kókkino skórdo tou Erissoú), a red bulb, white inside, a small but super tasty pearl of Greece. For garlic lovers this is… Read more

Aromatic herbs

Besides being very tasty and making dishes unique, these delights of nature have numerous beneficial properties and are a staple of Kefalonian’s food culture. Oregano (rígani), is an essential ingredient of Kefalonian recipes and is used to flavor tomato sauces, pies, olives, meats, fish, cheese, egg dishes, salads, and cheeses. Oregano can be easily confused… Read more