Breathtaking Sunset! During your day trip to the 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Culture The Municipal Theatre of Kefalos is the largest theatre stage of Kefalonia and it is located to the Vallianou central square, the center of Argostoli. It was built in 1857 where many famous operas and plays were performed. After the Destruction of Mikra Asia, the Municipal Theatre of kefalos was used to house refugees and […]
A Distinguished Landmark The Lighthouse (Fanari) of Agioi (Saint) Theodoroi is a distinguished landmark of a circular, simple Doric structure with 20 columns and its tower is 8 m tall. The lighthouse was built in 1828 century when the island was under the command of Charles Napier, and it was deemed necessary for navigation. In 1863, […]
Corgialenios Museum The Corgialenios Historical and Cultural Museum located in Argostoli, span the history of Kefalonia, from the Venetian Conquest (circa 1500 A.D.) to the destruction of the cultural heritage by the 1953 earthquakes, from the point of view of everyday life of island people which is interposed and dynamically affected by historical developments (consecutive occupations […]
“Salty” Beach Located in the region of Erissos and less than 9km from Fiskardo you can find this beautiful little cove. At the village of Maganos you will turn left and follow the signs for Alaties beach and Chalikeri.
Beautiful but usually crowded! Just 3 km outside of Argostoli, on the way to the airport, in the area of Lassi, you can visit two of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Kefalonia, Makris and Platis Gialos.
Kefalonia’s second largest town It is a beautiful little town, the second largest after Argostoli and the biggest one in the peninsula of Paliki. Lixouri is a lively working town and port with an interesting street layout, an impressive main square and houses with gardens full of flowers.
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. […]
The religious centre of Kefalonia is undoubtedly the Monastery of Agios (Saint) Gerasimos at Omala. The monastery is located 15km from Argostoli where twice a year, thousands of believers gather to worship Agios Gerasimos. A few people vow to go to the monastery on foot from their houses just before the celebrations of August 16th, to honour the Saint for supporting […]
Unique views from the old capital! If you are spending a day in the area of Argostoli and you want to visit a historic landmark with great views, take your car and drive approx 7km, to the 320m high peak above the villages of Peratata and Travliata where signposts show visitor the way to Saint […]
A small village-port surrounded by lush vegetation! Sami is a beautiful coastal town located 9 km from Agia Efimia. It is the second largest port of Kefalonia after Argostoli, and it serves daily trips to Ithaca, and during the summer to Patras and Italy. It is centrally located, so it is a good base to stay in order […]
Α hidden treasure! One of the places you can combine with a day trip to the village of Fiskardo is Dafnoudi cove! It is a hidden treasure, not reachable with a car, at the northernmost tip of Kefalonia. Approximately 5km from Fiskardo, you will find a sign at Antypata village. You will have to leave your car and […]
Reminiscent of the 1960’s, find two beautiful bays to relax… Along the east coastline, between Agia Efimia and Fiskardo one can find several bays for swimming though most of them are not accessible from land, only by boat, except Agia Sofia and Horgota beaches. In order to access these beaches you need to follow the […]
Love at first sight! Assos is a charming little harbour village located 36 km north of Argostoli and 24km from Agia Efimia, and has less than 100 permanent inhabitants. Tiny and secluded, it is a romantic setting and my favourite shelter, both in winter and summer!
Great beach – breath taking sunset! On your day trip around Paliki peninsula, I recommend you spend an afternoon here. Petani is a magnificent beach and it looks a lot like Myrtos (it almost has the same orientation for admiring the beautiful sunset). Located in the beautiful peninsula of Paliki and 13 km away from […]
Total serenity and beauty! You can easily reach exotic Vouti beach located at the west part of the gulf of Agia Kyriaki on the Paliki peninsula. If you are coming from the north you will head to the junction of Divarata (Siniori) and from there you will take the road to Lixouri. After a few […]
Gray Rocky formations against reddish sand… located on the peninsula of Paliki, 7 km from Lixouri town, one can find Xi beach, definitely one of the most special locations in Kefalonia. It may not be one of my favourite beaches to swim but I would suggest you stop to admire the unique landscape, rub the clay on your body […]