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

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

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

Megas Soros, the highest peak of the Ionian Islands

Ainos is not only the highest mountain of the Ionian Islands, it is also a national park with unique flora and fauna making it a magical place to hike in all seasons… In winter it usually snows on Ainos and it can become very cloudy and misty obscuring the magnificent panoramic sea views. This year… Read more

Semi-Wild Horses of Ainos

A rare encounter with the semi-wild horses on the slopes of Ainos is a magical experience! The majestic Mount Ainos is located 30 km from Argostoli and is central to the Ainos National Park and is home to a rare and beautiful herd of semi-wild horses. The horses originate from the ancient Greek mountain breed… Read more

Embroideries, lace and needlework – Harokopio Foundation

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Embroideries, lace and needlework – Harokopio Foundation Harokopio Foundation in Argostoli is a non-profit organisation whose aims are the preservation of embroidery, lace and needlework traditions in Kefalonia. It was founded over 100 years ago by the Kefalonian Mr. Harokopou with the aim to teach the techniques of traditional Greek embroidery… Read more

Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are one of the most marvelous creatures that swim in our seas. These marine reptiles are living fossils since they have changed very little since they first appeared, more than 120 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. In Indian mythology the earth is supported on the backs of four elephants… 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

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

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

Platia Vallianou (Central Square), Argostoli

Named in honour of Panagi Vallianos, a generous benefactor of Kefalonia, the large flat square has recently been refurbished providing an excellent location for relaxing and watching the world go by. A statue of the Kefalonian Panagi Vallianos, who is said the be the father of modern Greek shipping, stands proudly in the square. Take… 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