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
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
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
Sunrises are beautiful moments lasting as much and as little to remain unforgettable… Dias (Zeus) is a rocky little island named after the ancient altar of Zeus. Today there is a small chapel built on the ruins of the altar, dedicated to Virgin Mary Diotissa or Virgin Mary of Vlaherna, celebrated on the 2nd of July…. Read more
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.
Kefalonia Botanica was established in 1998 at the initiative of the Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation. Its original aims were the preservation and display of the wild and endemic plants of Kefalonia and the promotion of environmental issues.
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.
Magic! Mountain Ainos, located 30 km from Argostoli, known as Monte Nero (Black Mountain) during the Venetian period due to thick forestation of the dark Kefalonian Fir tree (Abies Cephalonica), is the tallest mountain of the Ionian islands with an elevation of 1,628 metres (5,341 ft).
One more nature’s paradox! On your day trip around the area of Paliki, if you pass from the south, stop for a visit at Kounopetra. Just 8kms from Lixouri town, close to Xi and Vatsa beaches and Gero Gobos Lighthouse, you will find a sign explaining about this geological phenomenon.
A Dreamy Location! 8km from Agia Efimia and just 1km from Sami village, the traveller can visit Karavomylos Lake. According to scientists, Karavomylos is part of strange geological phenomena observed in Kefalonia: researchers have found that the waters from Katavothres on the western side of the island, end up here after traversing underground Kefalonia and mixed with… Read more
Natural Art Drogarati Cave was discovered 300 years ago and was opened to the public in 1963. It was discovered when a strong earthquake caused a collapse that revealed the cave’s entrance. It is close to Melissani Lake and belongs to the same geological region. Drogarati is an impressive cave with remarkable formations of stalactites and stalagmites. It… Read more
One of the world’s most rare & astonishing geological phenomena Unique and strange phenomena are an intriguing part of the island’s mystique. Leaving Argostoli, on the way to the Lighthouse (Fanari) beautiful coast road, at approx 3 km, I suggest you stop at Katavothres, a unique geological phenomenon for which there has been a lot of discussion…. Read more