Excavated in the early 1990’s by Lazaros Kolonas, these are the largest vaulted Mycenaean tombs of the area, with a height of 3.95 metres and a diameter of 6.8 metres. There is evidence that this tomb was built on another, smaller tomb as the stone used in the earlier tomb had been incorporated into this one…. Read more
The Archaic Temple can be found on the main road of Skala. This Doric temple dates from the 6th century BC – early 5th century BC (Archaic period) and was dedicated to the Greek god Apollo. Archeologist Spyridon Marinatos excavated the site in 1960, it is unique on the island as it is the only site… Read more
Located in the pretty village of Fiskardo, the almost perfectly preserved Roman Cemetery was discovered in 2006 when excavations were taking place for a new building. The plot is in the shape of a small house and archaeologists discovered offerings of pottery, bronzes and jewellery in the vaulted graves as well as a stone coffin…. Read more
Poros is an attractive coastal village located 45 km south west of Argostoli, (the capital) and 35km from Agia Efimia. It is the main port of the island connecting it with the mainland at the port of Kyllini in the Peloponnese. Arriving into Poros can be an impressive welcome to the visitor as the small picturesque village is surrounded… Read more
The area Kaminia (kilns), located 32 km from Argostoli, took its name from roof tile artisanship that flourished on the south hill side village of Ratzakli. The development of roof tile making in this area has been sustained by an ample amount of argil that the locals call “glina” which is found on the slopes… Read more
At the heart of Agia Efimia, archeologists have identified traces of an ancient Roman Villa and mosaics from the Roman Period. When you visit this beautiful village you can find it, on the road where the diving centre is located. From there you can take the steps to the little parallel road above the coast…. Read more
On the edge of the present village of Skala, is the remains of a 3rd-century Roman Villa with some remarkably well preserved mosaics.
Located five kilometers outside Argostoli and towards Pessada, you come across the Mazarakata Tombs, found in the early 20th century.
Walk through history and enjoy magnificent views Located about 9km from Agia Efimia and 2km from Sami, on the top of the hill, stands the ancient Acropolis of Sami. If you enjoy walking, try the following route: On your way to or back from Antisamos beach, you follow the sign to “Ancient Acropolis of Sami” with the car.
Preserved beauty! Fiskardo is a picturesque and cosmopolitan harbour village, 60km from the capital of Argostoli and 32km from Agia Efimia at the northest part of the island. It is situated in the beautiful region of Erissos, with its rolling hills covered with olive and impressive cypress trees. Fiskardo and Assos are both unique in… Read more
Gem island! I moved to Kefalonia because of the diversity and beauty of this island which attracted me like a magnet. The landscape is wild; within a few kilometres you can experience the breathtaking peak of Mount Ainos at 1600m with its rare flora and fauna, and then climb down to the moist magic of… Read more