Body Care Products

Soap Olive oil has been known since ancient times for its exceptional nutritional properties as well as for beneficial properties on the skin. Pure olive oil is the simplest, most effective and tolerable skin cleanser. The saponification with olive oil is an ancient knowledge of Mediterranean civilisation and since the past it has been useful […]

Traditional sweets and desserts

One of the most well-known traditional products of Kefalonia are the vibrant, deep red, caramelized roasted almonds called Mántoles which traditionally are colored using a kind of seaweed. Other delicious sweets produced on Kefalonia are Pastélia (a candy bar made of sesame seeds and thyme honey), Komféto or Pastokydono (quince paste with almonds), Mantoláto (soft […]

Honey

The island of Kefalonia has an incredible floral and arboreal biodiversity – a paradise for bees! The most famous types of honey are thyme honey (méli thimaríou) which is known as the best quality Greek honey and is produced in June and July, and pine honey (méli elátou) made from the Kefalonian fir as well […]

Meat, Eggs & Fish

MEAT Like Ulysses himself, the shepherd is a typical local job and shepherding continues to be an important sector in the local economy. The animals, in particular goats, sheep, and a smaller percentage of cows, spend their existence mostly in the wild eating mainly wild plants. Meat, milk, yogurt, butter and cheese are the derivative […]

Dairy Products: cheese, yoghurt and milk

MILK & CHEESE Cheeses, milk and yogurt produced on Kefalonia are delicious because of the high percentage of aromatic wild herbs present in the diet of the animals. The most frequently used cheese in the local kitchen is White Kefalonian cheese (traditionally named everywhere on the island as Féta, but since 1994 “Féta” has become […]

Beers, wines, liqueurs & Tsipouro

BEER Fresh, non-pasteurized beer entered recently on the list of the local products of the island – a lager and a red ale. Led by a young trio of Kefalonian entrepreneurs the Kefalonian and Ithaka micro brewery uses 100% Greek malted barley and Kefalonian water well known for its high quality. WINE The discontinuities in […]

Fresh vegetables

Spring and Summer time is an explosion of colors in the vegetable gardens of the island. The summer production begins with the pink king of the island, the red garlic of Erissos (to kókkino skórdo tou Erissoú), a red bulb, white inside, a small but super tasty pearl of Greece. For garlic lovers this is […]

Aromatic herbs

Besides being very tasty and making dishes unique, these delights of nature have numerous beneficial properties and are a staple of Kefalonian’s food culture. Oregano (rígani), is an essential ingredient of Kefalonian recipes and is used to flavor tomato sauces, pies, olives, meats, fish, cheese, egg dishes, salads, and cheeses. Oregano can be easily confused […]

Olive oil

The olive tree, a symbol of peace and prosperity, as well as resurrection, strength, resistance and hope, important in the whole Mediterranean area, has served the Greek population as a source of food and oil for centuries. This sacred element when offered to Gods was deemed by Homer the “liquid gold” and by Hippocrates as […]

The Festival of Grape Harvest and Moustalevria

The Festival of Grape Harvest and Moustalevria is held annually at Agia Paraskevi, Troianata, in the heart of the Robola wine area. The festival is one of the most important events of the year in the wine region and illustrates the cultural heritage of the area, specifically the harvest of the famous grapes which make […]

Pie making!

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Pie making activities! Would you like to learn the secret of making the perfect Greek pie, have you always wanted to make that perfect crust? Experience the creation – from start to finish – of a truly authentic Kefalonian speciality pie with a local baker, made to local tradition, using 100% […]

Makis Grill House, Skala

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… After years of experience in the tourism industry, our family decided to open a restaurant that was truly missing from our hometown of Skala, a paradise-like village on the deep blue crystal clean waters of the Ionian Sea in Greece. Our family restaurant opened its doors in June 2010, and since […]

Alou Yialou Beach Bar

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Alou Yialou Beach Bar Alou Yialou Beach Bar is located in Katelios, right on the beach! Lounge on a sunbed on the beach and take advantage of our friendly and efficient table service. Ideal for a light snack, drink or cocktail.  Open daily until 3am, take away available. Contact Info Please mention […]

Melissani Taverna, Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Melissani Taverna For more than 35 years Melissani Taverna have been serving traditional Greek food in Sami Elias’ warm welcome awaits you at Melissani Taverna! Mrs Sofia, the chef, serves freshly prepared, high quality dishes daily, all well presented and delivered by professional and friendly waiters. Her home style kitchen uses […]

Contessina restaurant, Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Contessina Restaurant Located by the harbour-side this is a traditional family taverna serves freshly prepared, home made dishes. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner the friendly staff are ready to serve you with a wide range of traditional home made dishes, pizzas, salads, and desserts. Call in for a coffee […]

Mangiare grill – snack – cafe, Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Mangiare Located in the square at Sami this charming, family run place offers gyros, souvlaki, oven dishes, sandwiches and snacks. Sit right beside the sea and watch the world go by whilst enjoying some of the best souvlaki and gyros on the island! Only the freshest and best quality ingredients are […]

CrepaLand, Argostoli

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… CrepaLand Call into CrepaLand, Argostoli for delicious quality crepes, waffles, sandwiches and speciality coffees in a relaxed but stylish atmosphere… Begin the day with a freshly brewed coffee to drink in, or take away. Add to that a savoury or sweet menu item… classic sandwiches and club sandwiches from fresh bread, […]

Draught Grill & Beer House, Argostoli

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Draught Grill & Beer House Beers from exotic Brazil and sunny Mexico to the vast Czech meadows, the traditional Bavarian villages and the underground cellars of the Belgian monasteries… Visit the world of Draught Grill & Beer House !!! Draught Grill & Beer House is located in a beautiful building just […]