Flora in Kefalonia

The flora of Kefalonia Island is particularly rich, thanks to the high habitats diversity. The number of flora species in the National Park of Ainos alone is estimated to be around 400, with around 1200 species and subspecies recorded throughout the island! Kefalonia Island had triggered naturalists’ and researchers’ interest, who performed botanical explorations even… Read more

Flora & Fauna – Biodiversity in Kefalonia

Biodiversity in Kefalonia Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and the 6th largest in Greece. The islands various types of habitat (forests, bushy hills, olive groves, vineyards, meadows, rocky and sandy beaches) host a rich variety of flora and fauna (read more on the links). The natural wealth and rich biodiversity of the… 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

Semi-Wild Horses of Ainos

A rare encounter with the semi-wild horses on the slopes of Ainos is a magical experience! The majestic Mount Ainos is located 30 km from Argostoli and is central to the Ainos National Park and is home to a rare and beautiful herd of semi-wild horses. The horses originate from the ancient Greek mountain breed… Read more

Zoodohos Pigi Monastery and trail

The “life-giving” trail! It was exactly 3 months ago when I had a call from Stefanos, the owner of Euphoria Agricultural Tourism, he said he was getting ready to go back to the spring of the Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi (dated from 1400AD) to carry water to make his well known Tsipouro (strong distilled spirit containing… Read more

Ainos Mountain and trails

Magic! Mountain Ainos, located 30 km from Argostoli,  known as Monte Nero (Black Mountain) during the Venetian period due to thick forestation of the dark Kefalonian Fir tree (Abies Cephalonica), is the tallest mountain of the Ionian islands with an elevation of 1,628 metres (5,341 ft).