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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mycenaean Tombs, Tzanata

Excavated in the early 1990’s by Lazaros Kolonas, these are the largest vaulted Mycenaean tombs of the area, with a height of 3.95 metres and a diameter of 6.8 metres. There is evidence that this tomb was built on another, smaller tomb as the stone used in the earlier tomb had been incorporated into this one. […]

Sissia Monastery, Simotata

It is said that the Old Sissia Monastery was constructed in the 13th century by order of Saint Francis of Assisi (the Catholic saint protector of animals & nature) in the name of the Virgin Mary. It is therefore likely that the name ‘Sissia’ is an alteration of the name Assisi. The monastery is located […]

Roman Cemetery, Fiskardo

Located in the pretty village of Fiskardo, the almost perfectly preserved Roman Cemetery was discovered in 2006 when excavations were taking place for a new building. The plot is in the shape of a small house and archaeologists discovered offerings of pottery, bronzes and jewellery in the vaulted graves as well as a stone coffin. […]

HMS Perseus Submarine, near Poros

Located on the sea bed just off the coast at Poros lies the HMS Perseus submarine which sank on 6th December 1941 after hitting an Italian mine. The submarine was recharging her batteries 3km off shore when the devastating explosion took place. There was just one survivor called John Capes, whose story was doubted until […]

Old Farsa Village, Argostoli

The village of Old Farsa lies 11 km north of Argostoli. Take the coast road north from Argostoli (Epar.Od. Argostoliou) towards Farsa. The village stands on the opposite side of the Paliki peninsula and has amazing sea views and a unique sunset. On reaching Farsa village take a right turn uphill, park and walk to […]

Kefala’s Kiln, Kaminia

The area Kaminia (kilns), located 32 km from Argostoli, took its name from roof tile artisanship that flourished on the south hill side village of Ratzakli. The development of roof tile making in this area has been sustained by an ample amount of argil that the locals call “glina” which is found on the slopes […]

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.

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. […]

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.

Mazarakata tombs, Livathos

Located five kilometers outside Argostoli and towards Pessada, you come across the Mazarakata Tombs, found in the early 20th century.

Ancient Sami, trail

Walk through history and enjoy magnificent views Located about 9km from Agia Efimia and 2km from Sami, on the top of the hill, stands the ancient Acropolis of Sami. If you enjoy walking, try the following route: On your way to or back from Antisamos beach, you follow the sign to “Ancient Acropolis of Sami” with the car.