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

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

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

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

Ammes Beach

Located approx. 9 km from Argostoli in the scenic village of Svoronata, Ammes beach is small, sandy close to the airport. Ammes beach has a natural green backdrop, with rocky outcrops amongst the sand. The soft sand and shallow, crystal clear, water makes it ideal for families, and the beach has good facilities including sunbeds,… Read more

Makriotika Village

Makriotika is one of my favourite villages on the island, a pretty, well maintained and traditional village located on the slopes of  Agia Dynati in the valley. Just 5km from both Myrtos beach and Agia Efimia, it is worth taking a stroll around the village to see the colourful gardens, with fruit trees, flowers, pots… Read more

Memorial Acqui Division Kefalonia, Argostoli

The memorial commemorates the Italian soldiers of the 33rd Acqui Infantry Division who resisted and fought the Germans between 13th and 22nd September, 1943 in Kefalonia. In total 1,315 soldiers were killed in battle, 3,000 drowned at sea when the German ships taking them to concentration camps were sunk by the Allies, and 5,155 were executed by… Read more

Nautical Museum of Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… The Nautical Museum of Sami is home to twenty two hand made wooden model vessels, spanning a history of 3,500 years!  There is an impressive and creative display of traditional shipbuilding in Greece. The exhibits are made of different types of wood ranging in length from 1.20 to 3.15 metres and they… Read more

De Bosset Bridge (Drapano), Argostoli – A World Record Holder!

During October 2018 the beautiful De Bosset (Drapano) stone bridge which spans the Koutavos Lagoon in Argostoli was officially certified the world’s longest (680m) stone bridge on a sea water body by Official World Record. The bridge was constructed in 1813 by Colonel Charles Philip de Bosset (a Swiss engineer in the employ of the… Read more

Melissani Lake

Phenomenal! Melissani Lake opened to the public in 1963 and is located northwest of Sami village near Karavomylos. The cavern caved in several thousand years ago creating an amazing sight. Although the cave is about 500m from the sea its water level is a meter higher than sea level, and the brackish water rises from a… Read more

Ai Helis Beach, Svoronata

Located approximately 10 km from Argostoli, and very close to the village of Svoronata in Livathos, the large sandy beach of Ai Helis offers many attractions for the visitor. Towering rock faces and beautiful greenery create the scenic backdrop to this large sweeping bay. The shallow, crystal clear waters and beautiful grey-brown sand make this… Read more

Porto Atheras Beach, Paliki Peninsula

Porto Atheras Beach is located approximately 14km north of Lixouri on the Paliki Peninsula, and is easily reachable by car, or by foot from Atheras village – at about a distance of 3.2km. On the journey down to the beach, winding through the traditional village roads of Atheras, stop and admire the stunning, unspoilt views… Read more

Agia Eleni Beach, Paliki Peninsula

This small but beautiful beach is located on the Paliki Peninsula and is reached from the village of Damoulianata. Drive to the village, taking the main road to the north of the peninsula towards Petani beach. When you descend from the village pause to admire the stunning views, then carefully drive down to Agia Eleni (Saint Eleni) Beach…. Read more

Road trip of temples, snakes and lilies – 15th August

One of the most important dates in the Eastern Orthodox calendar is 15th August – the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It’s a national holiday which sees events taking place all over the country to celebrate Mary ascending into heaven. Of course Kefalonia celebrates too, so Anna and I decided to visit some of the… Read more

Assumption of Virgin Mary, Arginia

At the church in the tiny settlement of Arginia, high up on the mountainside above the south coast, there is an icon of the Virgin Mary depicting her with snakes. Each August, around the feast of the Assumption on the 15th, snakes appear at the church and rest on the icon. Parishioners and visitors are… Read more

Panagia Lagouvarda or Fidoussa, Markopoulo

The church of Panagia Lagouvarda or Fidoussa (of the snakes) is located in the mountainside village of Markopoulo around 30km from Argostoli. The church is renowned throughout the Orthodox world for the icon which depicts the Virgin Mary with small snakes. “Panagia Fidoussa” is the name given to the image – Virgin of the Snakes… Read more

Virgin Mary Gravaliotissa or of the Krina (lillies), Pastra

The church of Gravaliotissa is located in the small mountain village of Pastra and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. On August 15th the feast of the Assumption is celebrated on Kefalonia and this particular church plays an important role in the celebrations drawing many visitors and tourists from all over the world to witness… Read more