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Interview #3 Linda & Julian

Holidays for us are all about relaxation and enjoyment! We love the outdoors, nature, culture, arts, travel and music. Kefalonia suits us perfectly. Although summer is the busiest period for those of us working in the world of tourism we are lucky enough to meet new people everyday when we welcome them to the properties… Read more

Short stories from Kefalonia #1: A Rainy Day in Agia Efimia

Over the past years the tourist season has extended and autumn for me is the best time of year on Kefalonia;  the weather gets cooler, the light is sweeter, the beaches are washed and calm, the visitors are fewer. It often rains for a couple of days, normally it doesn’t last for long and the… Read more

Short stories of Kefalonia #2: A stork in Agia Efimia

In autumn the climate becomes milder and it is a great time to observe the changes in nature and small animals. My village, Agia Efimia is beautiful during this season, the village is still open for visitors, but at the same time winter activities have started. At sunrise the children are collected from the main… Read more

Virgin Mary Drapaniotissa Celebrations

Theotokos Myrtidiotissa is honoured in Kefalonia at St. Dionysios church (or Church of Virgin Mary in Drapano) where the Sacred Icon is kept. Theotokos Drapaniotissa is the Patron of Argostoli and is also known as “Panagia of Drapano” or simply “Drapaniotissa” . Celebrated on the 24th September where ceremonies in her honour take place and… Read more

Have you recently moved from the UK to Kefalonia?

I was recently contacted by the team at RDF Television UK to see if I could help with sourcing people for a new TV show they are putting into production. They are making a new series called ‘My New Greek Life’ which follows couples and families leaving the UK to set up their new life… Read more

Loggerhead Turtle Nest Inventory with Wildlife Sense!

One very early morning in September we set off in the dark to join Simon, a Field Leader, from Wildlife Sense (a research and conservation project to study and protect Kefalonia’s endangered loggerhead sea turtles) at Megali Ammos beach by the airport. Simon was carrying out an early morning inventory of one of the loggerhead… Read more

Interview #2 Yury Martynov

For us holidays are usually a time to relax but exploring the area around us is always an important part of our trip. One of the best parts of my job is getting to meet people of all ages from all over the world when I welcome them to the properties that I manage. As… Read more

Interview #1 Tim Lee

We’re a family of four from Devon in the UK. We normally go on holiday in our campervan, but our two sons who are now young adults, are finding this is increasingly unappealing. Although summer is the busiest period for those of us working in the world of tourism we are lucky enough to meet… Read more

Don’t let the rain ruin your holiday. Turn it into a special day…

An unusual blip in the weather has brought us some rain and cloudy skies! Not to worry there are plenty of activities to do until normal sunny weather resumes! Sit back, relax with a drink and experience Greek Café Culture. Try your hand at a game of backgammon (τάβλι), dominoes (ντόμινο) or chess (σκάκι) with the… Read more

Don’t have a car? Sit back, relax and take an excursion

If you are staying at the heart of the island in the Sami or Pylaros regions and want to explore the island or Ithaka without driving taking an excursion is a great way to do it! We can arrange four different excursions that include pick-up and drop-off from convenient locations in Agia Efimia, Karavomylos and… Read more

5 Easy Walks #2

Here you can find 5 more of my favourite easy walks on Kefalonia island to enjoy with your family or friends. Low season is ideal time to explore, when the temperatures are cooler, there are more flowers, birds and less people of course! Colourful Villages of Livathos While exploring the region of Livathos you will… Read more

5 Easy Walks #1

Here you can find 5 of my favourite easy walks on Kefalonia island to enjoy with your family or friends. Low season is ideal time to explore, when the temperatures are cooler, there are more flowers, birds and less people of course! Assos Village to the Venetian Castle From the charming village of Assos take… Read more

My Greek Odyssey – ΣΥΝΤΟΜΑ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΕΡΑ ΤΟ ΕΠΕΙΣΟΔΙΟ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΚΕΦΑΛΟΝΙΑ

Ήταν τέλος της σεζόν του 2017 όταν ο Peter και η ομάδα του επισκεύτηκαν το νησί μας για να ολοκληρώσουν ένα από τα επεισόδια της σειράς My Greek Odyssey, αποκλειστικά για την Κεφαλονιά. Κατά την πενθήμερη διαμονή τους στο νησί, είχα την τιμή και τη χαρά, σε συνεργασία με τη Φωτεινή Πίμπα, εκπροσωπό τους στην… Read more

My Easter in Kefalonia!

Whether you are religious or not, Easter in Greece is an important period of custom and traditions so connected with our childhood and upbringing that following and protecting them is a matter of respect to our history and generations gone by. Nowadays a lot of the customs have fainted, but still, especially the older women… Read more

7 Days in Kefalonia by Anna 2019

Hello! I’m Anna Votsi, the creator of the personal travel guide Kefalonia by Anna Over the last couple of years my site has reached over one million page views and over two million video views on Facebook & Youtube!! I am so pleased that the site continues to grow in popularity and I would like… Read more

My Greek Odyssey’s Episode 10 on Kefalonia will be airing soon!

My Greek Odyssey with Peter Maneas is an Australian 13-part television series that takes viewers to some of the most spectacular and unique islands in Greece where he travels on his super-yacht Mia Zoi (One Life). Peter is a successful businessman born and raised in the Sydney suburb of Bondi Junction to Greek migrants that… Read more

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, first Major Stage Production

On its 25th anniversary, the best selling novel is brought to life in a world premiere theatrical production touring around the UK in spring 2019 At the end of March 2018 I received a really exciting email! I had been contacted by the production team of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin , the first major stage production,… Read more

Yes, it does snow in Kefalonia, sometimes even a few months before you visit!

We’re often asked about the weather in Kefalonia during the winter. It’s difficult for summer visitors to believe that we have snow, rain, ice and storms when they are basking in high temperatures under the hot, bright sun! During these cold months we experience a different kind of beauty…our landscapes adapt the to weather bringing… Read more

It has been a while since we talked…

Ideally people could make a living from their hobbies. I am one of those lucky people that have managed to leave the busy capital, a great job and loads of good friends and relatives (that luckily come to visit me often) and come to this special island to create the life that I always dreamed… Read more

Christmas Celebrations and Traditions in Kefalonia, by Anna

Christmas in Kefalonia is a holiday full of activity, food and, of course, festive traditional celebrations. Many of the celebrations are religious in nature and whilst Easter is the most important holiday celebrated in Greece there are still many reasons to come and celebrate Christmas Kefalonian style! You will recognize many Christmas traditions but there… Read more