Loui Per – Handmade Dolls by Louisa

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Loui Per – Handmade Dolls by Louisa “The doll made of humble materials has been for many centuries the favorite, and most often the only toy. Traditionally it was made by the mother or grandmother (a law in my place) or even the children themselves. Indeed, here in Kefalonia they called… Read more

Kefalonia Olive Mill

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Kefalonia Olive Mill You can visit the Kefalonia Olive Mill at Keramies and see production of local organic olive oil. They have products to taste and sell, as well as an online store. Contact Info Please mention Kefalonia By Anna when you contact Kefalonia Olive Mill | Sp.Lykiardopoulos Rd, Kerameies, Spartia,… Read more

Rosie’s Kitchen Bar-Cafe, Karia

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Rosie’s Kitchen Bar-Cafe, Karia Pop into Rosie’s cute Kitchen Bar-Café located in the village of Karia – and ideal stop between Assos and Fiskardo – for a range of teas, coffees, drinks, snacks and buy local products from her shop. Vegetarian and vegan options available Contact Info Please mention Kefalonia By… Read more

Farm Out Shop and Vitamin Bar, Argostoli

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Farm Out Shop and Vitamin Bar, Argostoli The store is stuffed with produce from their agricultural cooperative on the island, and health food products.  Stay and try their delicious menu, vitamin drinks and juices.  Contact Info Please mention Kefalonia By Anna when you contact Farm Out Shop and Vitamin Bar, Argostoli… Read more

Kefalonian Beer & Microbrewery, Karavomilos

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Kefalonian Beer, Karavomilos Giannis Polixronatos , Kyriakos and Nikos Moraitis the men behind Kefalonian beer and are the creators of Kefalonian and Ithaca microbrewery.  KEFALONIAN BEER, as the first beer of Kefalonian and Ithaca microbrewery is called, has been a long-lasting dream that after struggle, rigorous planning and passion for creativity… Read more

Stoa Handmade Pies & Coffee, Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Stoa Handmade Pies & Coffee Try Anastasia’s & Makis’s traditional Kefalonian specialities of Kefaloniain meat pie & cod pie, cheese pies, vegetable pies, meat pies and  sweet pies (such as apple pie, chocolate croissant and crème filled bougatsa). All pies are made fresh daily on-site from three different flours. We follow… Read more

Kefalonian Recipes

There’s nothing like old fashioned recipes to warm the soul and trigger the senses! I am currently searching for local cooking enthusiasts, who have vintage recipes (even secret ones!) passed down through the generations and prepared with traditional procedures, in order to create an archive of video recordings to share with you. I have an avid… Read more

Local products

Local products Let food be the medicine and medicine be the food. Hippocrates A lot of guests have said that fruit and vegetables never taste the same at home as they do here.  A  old friend sent me a photo of him eating watermelon on the beach on a previous holiday saying “I can’t wait… Read more

Food Experiences, Cooking Lessons and Private Chefs

If you are ready to take a gastronomic journey there are two options on the island.  Sea Rock ws restaurant host a “Taste Kefalonia Food Experience“ in their beautiful outdoor space with amazing sea views. For more information press the link. Located at the beautiful coastal road of Aga Efimia they can easily be reached from… Read more

Crafts

When you buy something from an artisan you are buying a hundred hours of experiments and failure, months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are not buying an object, you are buying a passion, a moment of life of a person. Going around the island you might observe that many corners, gardens, boats,… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Divino Wines & Vinegar, Pessada

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Divino Wines & Vinegar This modern winery complex combines the traditional facility (dating back to the 16th century) with modern wine producing facilities. There is an exhibition/museum area with a wine bar for tasting the 12 wines and 3 vinegar varieties produced onsite.   Contact Info Please mention Kefalonia By Anna… Read more