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.

Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation

The Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation is located in Argostoli, Kefalonia. It was established in 1984 with the endowment of the three brothers Spiridon, Kosmetos and Nikolaos Focas-Cosmetatos.The initial aims of the Foundation were: a) the conversion of the family house into a Museum displaying their personal collections and b) the publication of studies on Kefalonia and the […]

Atros Monastery trail

Panagia of Atros is the oldest monastery of Kefalonia, sits at an altitude of 760 meters above the bay of Poros, 37 km from Argostoli. Built around the 8th century, it is a rare element of monastic architecture. Until this day the medieval tower is still preserved in good condition. It was destroyed many times by earthquakes and fire. But […]

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.

Lagadakia beaches

  Lagadakia is a small bay located in the Paliki region – 7km from Vatsa beach. It is a white pebble beach with crystal green waters surrounded by beautiful landscape and big rocks around the bay, ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Foki Beach

Relax under the olive trees Foki is 1.5km from Fiskardo village (accessible by foot) in the region of Erissos. The name comes from the frequent appearance of the monk seal (Fokia in Greek) Monachus Monachus. The beach is not organized and is ideal for those who love shade, tranquillity and pebbly beaches.

Kounopetra

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.

Vatsa beach

Great choice for a family! Vatsa beach is located 9 km from Lixouri and 5 km from Xi beach. It is a little untouched sandy bay with shallow waters and a small river which merges into the sea and can easily be crossed by a pontoon bridge, a great game for kids!

Platia Ammos Beach

Wild beauty! Platia Ammos is one of the most impressive beaches on the Paliki Peninsula and in all of Kefalonia, located a little after Kipouria Monastery, 12km from Lixouri and 42km from Agia Efimia.  

Kipouria Monastery

Breathtaking Sunset! During your day trip to Paliki area, 15km from Lixouri and very close to Platia Ammos, you can find Kipouria Monastery (Moni Kipouraion) built in 1759 by Archimandrite Chrysanthos Petropoulos from Paxos. Its name “Kipouria” comes from  the greek word “kipos” (land, vegetable garden) as the monks supported themselves by cultivating all the land around […]

Karavomylos Lake

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 […]

Venetian Lighthouse & Byzantine Basilica, Fiskardo

Church’s ruins The Byzantine Basilica of Fiskardo dates back to the 6th century AD. An impressive Venetian Lighthouse is still standing there with a later British built replacement at the back. The remains of a Byzantine Basilica stand nearby.