Lockdown has eased for us and with cautious optimism the preparations have restarted…are we meeting soon?

Kefalonia’s timeless beauty remains untouched during these difficult times. Luckily I can continue to explore this charming island during the summer months and to record its beauty. Normally work begins to renovate, clean and decorate accommodations, taverna’s, shops, cafes, bars and other premises early in the year in order to be ready in time for… Read more

Experience our fabulous Kefalonian nature as well as hospitality in a time of social distancing

In this period of uncertainty one definite constant is “Philoxenia” – the Greek tradition of hospitality and the love of strangers, or as we say family we just haven’t met yet! The Greek government has just released measures to ease the public lockdown and if everything goes well, we will expect to welcome visitors in… Read more

Cautious optimism as lockdown measures may begin to ease

As talk of easing lockdown measures begin in some parts of Europe we are cautiously optimistic that Kefalonia will be welcoming friends back soon! The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused a very difficult period for everyone, and the island is no exception. By now we are usually ‘open for business’ but strict measures have prevented… Read more

It’s awfully quiet here without you…

So it’s been a few weeks since we’ve spoken but we were left speechless and upset by the initial shock of the Coronavirus outbreak worldwide and the reality of what it means for all of us. It took some time to accept our new and different circumstances but we have adapted and we remain safe…. Read more

Summer 2020 loading…

Summer 2020 is nearly here!!! We have many beautiful beaches, activities and attractions to share with you, so whether you’re looking for total relaxation, an adrenaline fuelled holiday or anything in between we have something for everyone. Experience local culture through traditional cuisine and products, join in a festive celebration or visit one of our… Read more

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Snorkeling fun in Kefalonia!

Whether you are a novice or experienced at snorkeling there is always something new to discover in our beautiful turquoise sea! As well as being incredibly relaxing, snorkeling can be exciting and fun for any age. There are many stores where you can buy snorkeling equipment – from good value basic sets to the more… Read more

Megas Soros, the highest peak of the Ionian Islands

Ainos is not only the highest mountain of the Ionian Islands, it is also a national park with unique flora and fauna making it a magical place to hike in all seasons… In winter it usually snows on Ainos and it can become very cloudy and misty obscuring the magnificent panoramic sea views. This year… Read more

Experience an authentic Greek cruise around the Ionian islands with Captain Christos

This is an experience not to be missed! I had the luck to take this stunning 3 day cruise on one of the most beautiful boats, touring around the breathtaking islands of the Ionian Greek sea! (the cruise could be arranged as a full experience or combined with some land accommodation for a longer holiday)… 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

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