This is a charming beach in a unique setting! Stretching 2 km south of Lixouri this beach has an impressive rock that welcomes you upon arrival creating a stunning natural background to the beautiful beach and the little lake created by the sea entering from the side. Reddish brown sand with shallow clear waters ideal for families with… Read more
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… Read more
Located 5 min from Agia Efimia, at the traditional village of Makriotika, there is a little Olive Museum! (opening times for 2019 not yet announced) Olive oil production is a major component of Kefalonian economy. Until the 18th Century the quantity of olive oil produced on the island just covered the needs of the residents…. Read more
This is a beautiful white pebbled beach, located 2km from Fiscardo village and 31km from Agia Efimia. Flat rock formations on both sides of the beach create a magical setting as well as serving sunbathers wanting to enjoy their privacy. The beach is not organised, so you can enjoy more the natural beauty with the surrounding lush… Read more
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… This is a very special house-museum created by Takis Tokkas with a passion, deep knowledge of Kefalonian history and traditions, and a lot of personal work! It is worth a visit to see the collection especially as you will be guided by the creator himself! You are invited to explore and… Read more
Monastery of Mother of God-“Themata” was built in the 11th century on the slope of Agia Dinati near Makriotika, just 6 km from Agia Efimia.
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.
The ruins of Agioi (Saint) Fanentes Monastery are located a few km from Sami on the way to Antisamos beach. Here you can admire superb frescoes from the post-Byzantine era.
Located a few km from Sami village towards Antisamos beach,and about half way in between, you will find a signpost. The monastery was built in 18th century on the spot where the miraculous icon of Theotokos was found by two shepherds and their maid in 1722.
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…. Read more
On the edge of the present village of Skala, is the remains of a 3rd-century Roman Villa with some remarkably well preserved mosaics.
Located five kilometers outside Argostoli and towards Pessada, you come across the Mazarakata Tombs, found in the early 20th century.
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.
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… Read more
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 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.
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).
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.
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.