Festivals and Events

Discover and participate in one of the many festivals or events taking place throughout the year in Kefalonia. Events range from religious and cultural festivals celebrating Saints Days, National and local holidays, wine and cheese production to workshops, art displays, road running races, classic car rallies, gymnastic and martial arts conventions and so much more! […]

Restaurants, Cafes & Bars

Trying local food and drink specialties is an integral part of the romance of holiday and travelling! Experiencing the local culture through its flavours, cooking techniques and presentation is exciting and can be as adventurous as you please! From trying a simple local tomato, or local wine or soft drink to a full celebratory spit […]

Water Based Activities

The island of Kefalonia is, of course, surrounded by water! The coastline is varied and offers wild nature, cliff faces, beautiful pebbly coves and stunning sandy beaches. There are also magnificent lakes and rare geological phenomena to explore as well as the more man-made water parks and swimming pools. An abundant amount of water based […]

Services

Car, Scooter, bicycle, boat, yacht, taxi hire Rent a car Kefalonia is a family company and its members are always ready to welcome you with a smile and courtesy as well as to answer all your questions. You will have excellent friendly service, you will receive your car without time-consuming procedures and you will always find […]

Family Activities

Kefalonia has always been an attractive destination for family holidays making the opportunity for combining quality family time with fun activities easy.  It is ideal for travellers with children that are looking for some stress free time connecting with their family whilst exploring the island. Older family groups can also find plenty to do! Activities […]

Land based activities

The mountains, coastline, beaches, lakes and valleys of Kefalonia make for an exciting playground of land-based activities. Towns and villages, fantastic beaches, rural countryside and tourist resorts offer a massive array of things to do ranging from the sedate and relaxing to the extreme and adrenaline fuelled! Horse riding & donkey trekking Connie, the owner […]

Oh My Spa! Hammam & Other Stories

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Oh MY Spa! Hammam & Other Stories Located in The Alley Hotel in central Argostoli Oh MY Spa! Hammam & Other Stories offer a variety of luxurious treatments carried out by a professional and friendly team. Pampering treatments include 8 kinds of massage therapies, traditional Turkish Bath (Hammam) treatments, Pilates, facials, pre and  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Road trip of temples, snakes and lilies – 15th August

One of the most important dates in the Eastern Orthodox calendar is 15th August – the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It’s a national holiday which sees events taking place all over the country to celebrate Mary ascending into heaven. Of course Kefalonia celebrates too, so Anna and I decided to visit some of the […]

Assumption of Virgin Mary, Arginia

At the church in the tiny settlement of Arginia, high up on the mountainside above the south coast, there is an icon of the Virgin Mary depicting her with snakes. Each August, around the feast of the Assumption on the 15th, snakes appear at the church and rest on the icon. Parishioners and visitors are […]

Panagia Lagouvarda or Fidoussa, Markopoulo

The church of Panagia Lagouvarda or Fidoussa (of the snakes) is located in the mountainside village of Markopoulo around 30km from Argostoli. The church is renowned throughout the Orthodox world for the icon which depicts the Virgin Mary with small snakes. “Panagia Fidoussa” is the name given to the image – Virgin of the Snakes […]

Virgin Mary Gravaliotissa or of the Krina (lillies), Pastra

The church of Gravaliotissa is located in the small mountain village of Pastra and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. On August 15th the feast of the Assumption is celebrated on Kefalonia and this particular church plays an important role in the celebrations drawing many visitors and tourists from all over the world to witness […]

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 […]

Saristra – first time visitor perspectives from both sides of the stage!

by Sarah O. If you don’t know, Saristra Festival is a 3 day arts and music festival held in the abandoned village of Old Vlachata near to Sami. It’s been held annually (missing just one year) since 2012 and it attracts many artists, bands and visitors from all over Greece and the world! This year […]

August Calendar of Events in Kefalonia!

August holds many fantastic opportunities to get involved with events, festivals and dances!  Here is a small selection to choose from, check out the links for more information, look out for posters around the island advertising other events. 1st/2nd  at Platis Gyalos, Fikia Beach, Marina Argostoliou, Ktima Haritatou, Annoula Beach, Alsos Kalitheas, SeaNema Open Air Film Festival […]