Star Gazing on Mt. Ainos, Kefalonia

Editor on my site Sarah O was celebrating her birthday and she wanted to do something a little different. So Sarah, a group of friends, my 7 year old son and I, set out on a star gazing adventure, beginning just before 20:30 on a July evening. We arranged to meet Kostas (the owner) and […]

Colourful Villages of Livathos

While exploring the region of Livathos you will pass through many impressive villages with distinctive architecture and well-tended gardens. Historically the region has strong links with merchants and shipping families. Stop your car and take a stroll around the little streets; the area is a photographers paradise, with numerous churches and remains of an old […]

Kefalonia – The Family Friendly Island!

Greeks are well known for their friendly and welcoming attitude towards guests; it’s called Filoxenia. Literally translated as ‘hospitality’ Filoxenia encompasses so much more, it’s a generosity of spirit towards visitors and none more so than children! It’s commonplace for Greeks to go out of their way to make children welcome and happy, whatever their […]

Lixouri Carnival 2018!

The Carnival in Lixouri has a great tradition as being the best in Kefalonia – and some say in Greece! The Carnival season (or “Mascara” in Kefalonia) comes to an end with the carnival parade on the last Sunday before lent begins in the rest of Greece, but in Kefalonia we sometimes have dances on […]

Five great reasons to visit Kefalonia this summer!

There are so many great reasons to visit Kefalonia we couldn’t possibly mention them all! These five categories are just a small sample for inspiration. Explore my website for a fuller picture, and for specific details for the activities mentioned. 1. The Beaches Blue flag award beaches, secluded beaches, rough waves, calm waters, pebbles, sand […]

Dive into the underwater world of Kefalonia…

In October 2017 the Hellenic Tourism Organization hosted a diving conference in Kefalonia and invited journalists and diving photographers from the UK, Germany and Poland to experience what the island has to offer. With its amazing shoreline, breathtaking and diverse diving and a host of shipwrecks, Kefalonia offers an impressive destination for divers visiting Greece. […]

Grab your binoculars and come bird watching…

Kefalonia doesn’t spring to mind as a hot-spot for birding in Greece but due to our climate and varied landscape many birds are attracted to us. We have several distinct areas rich with bird life, but you will also see many varieties as you travel around the island especially during migration periods. April and May […]

Kourabiedes & Melomakarona (traditional Christmas Cookies)

Melomakarona and Kourabiedes are traditional desserts prepared primarily during the Christmas holiday season. Kourabiedes are sweet white buttery, crunchy cookies and Melomakarona are brown, honey-soaked delicious cookies. Christmas time in Greek culture is about gathering with our loved ones. Family and food are the main ingredients of this period! Kourabiedes and Melomakarona can be found […]

Human & Nature, discovering Manias beach

Landscape is a treasured heritage of nature. When a panoramic, dramatic landscape unfolds in front of your eyes can be so captivating that leaves you speechless. You do not need or want to talk while discovering this place, you just need to hear, look and touch it. Even though “development” has moved us away from […]

Sunrise at Dias (Zeus) Islet!

Sunrises are beautiful moments lasting as much and as little to remain unforgettable… Dias (Zeus) is a rocky little island named after the ancient altar of Zeus. Today there is a small chapel built on the ruins of the altar, dedicated to Virgin Mary Diotissa or Virgin Mary of Vlaherna, celebrated on the 2nd of July. […]

This place calls me back again and again!

It is not the first time I present you the two beautiful beaches under the isolated village of Komitata with the unique views towards Ithaca! Some of my guests have complained that this is a scary road…and I understand that as it is quite narrow with many abrupt turns, but the  asphalt is good and […]