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… Read more

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…. Read more

Colourful Villages of Livathos

While exploring the region of Livathos you will pass through many impressive villages with distinctive architecture and well-tended gardens. Historically the region has strong links with merchants and shipping families. Stop your car and take a stroll around the little streets; the area is a photographers paradise, with numerous churches and remains of an old… Read more

Avithos Beach, Livathos

Avithos beach is located close to the villages of Kaligata and Svoronata, in Livathos on the south coast of Kefalonia. It’s approximately 12 km from Argostoli and is reached by following the sign posted route from either Kaligata or Svoronata. The sandy beach has a beautiful mountain backdrop of steep cliffs and lush vegetation. The shallow,… Read more

Museum in memory of Acqui Division Kefalonia, Argostoli

In September 1943, following the Italian Armistice,  5,155 soldiers from the Italian 33rd Acqui Infantry Division were massacred by the Germans on the island. The massacre began on the 21st September and lasted for one week. A further 3,000 soldiers drowned after the German ships carrying them away from Kefalonia to concentration camps were lost at… Read more

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… Read more

3 Little Beaches near Argostoli

If you are visiting, or staying in, Argostoli and are looking for somewhere to relax, swim or picnic one of these three idyllic beaches maybe just what you’re looking for! You can walk or drive between the beaches : Fanari to Kalamia – walking approx. 43 min (3.4 km), driving approx. 8 min (3.4 km)… Read more

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… Read more

Old Vlachata Village, Sami

The ruins of Old Vlachata village are located on the hillside, 3km from Karavomylos village and can be reached on foot, by bike or by car following the signs to “Saristra Festival” from the main road of Sami – Karavomylos. Another interesting route begins at Themata Monastery, this route is only by foot as the… Read more

Unspoilt Koutsoupia beach

Koutsoupia beach and trail departing from Antisamos beach. Koutsoupia beach is located in the eastern part of Kefalonia, along the coastline between Antisamos and Poros. It can only be reached by boat or on foot (approx 3 hours, one way) through a very beautiful trail (photos of the route you can see on the following… Read more

Human & Nature, discovering Manias beach

Landscape is a treasured heritage of nature. When a panoramic, dramatic landscape unfolds in front of your eyes can be so captivating that leaves you speechless. You do not need or want to talk while discovering this place, you just need to hear, look and touch it. Even though “development” has moved us away from… Read more

Poros Port, Beach and Village

Poros is an attractive coastal village located 45 km south west of Argostoli, (the capital) and 35km from Agia Efimia. It is the main port of the island connecting it with the mainland at the port of Kyllini in the Peloponnese. Arriving into Poros can be an impressive welcome to the visitor as the small picturesque village is surrounded… Read more

Agia Sophia Beach

This is not a breathtaking beach, it is a return to our childhood memories… Approx 12 km north of Agia Efimia, take the road that leads to Fiscardo, and after passing the isolated but proud village of Komitata you will find a sign that takes you down to Agia Sophia and Horgota beaches. Here you… Read more

Saint Thomas Beach

The special little beach of Saint Thomas is located approx. 1 km from Karavados village and 11 km from the capital of Argostoli, on the southern part of Kefalonia, famous for its sandy beaches. Saint Thomas is a unique beach ideal for families with kids as the golden sand, the exotic, interesting landscape, a diving platform and… Read more

Koroni beach

Koroni is a beautiful sandy beach surrounded by lush vegetation under the village of Thiramonas. The rocks create an impressive background to this golden beach. The way down from a narrow road offers magical views of the Ionian  Sea and even to the neighbouring Zakynthos on the clear days! Adding to this beaches charm is the little… Read more

Fteri and Amidi beaches

There are some places that are memorable! This eastern coast of Paliki peninsula is a breathtaking sight ! Turquoise waters, amazing dramatic coastline, unique scenery, all combined create a magical environment that you should not miss while travelling to Kefalonia. Can be visited by boat or on foot, there is no road access to it! I… Read more

Katelios Village and Beach

Simple and relaxing! Katelios village and bay are located approx 30km from Argostoli, at the south west coast of Kefalonia, in the region of Elios-Pronnoi. Traditionally a fishing village, Katelios is one of the most relaxing places on the island, ideal for couples and friends that dream of swimming, relaxing and eating locally. A beautiful… Read more