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

Nikos Kavadias Statue, Argostoli

The statue of Nikos Kavadias (1910-1975), a famous Greek poet, can be found gazing out to see at the harbour in Argostoli, which is quite apt as he was known as “The Poet of the Sea”. Poetry by Nikos Kavadias  reflects the imagery and power of the sea in semi-fictitious writing based on his extensive world… Read more

Lithostroto and Bell Tower Square (Kabana)

The main shopping areas of Argostoli are concentrated on the first two parallel streets up from the coastal road and the small vertical streets crossing them. The first street called Siteboron Str has various shops but continue to the main shopping street called Lithostroto (paved street) where you can find a large selection of souvenir,… Read more

Memorial Acqui Division Kefalonia, Argostoli

The memorial commemorates the Italian soldiers of the 33rd Acqui Infantry Division who resisted and fought the Germans between 13th and 22nd September, 1943 in Kefalonia. In total 1,315 soldiers were killed in battle, 3,000 drowned at sea when the German ships taking them to concentration camps were sunk by the Allies, and 5,155 were executed by… Read more

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 … Read more

Argostoli – Capital City Walking Tours

Argostoli, our beautiful capital city! The islands capital city of Argostoli offers many attractions and activities to the visitor. Its relatively compact nature, neat street layout and gentle undulations mean it’s a great city for walking around. The city is easy to navigate, it’s interesting and full of life: from the bustling harbour and market,… Read more

3 Little Beaches near Argostoli

If you are visiting, or staying in, Argostoli and are looking for somewhere to relax, swim or picnic one of these three idyllic beaches maybe just what you’re looking for! You can walk or drive between the beaches : Fanari to Kalamia – walking approx. 43 min (3.4 km), driving approx. 8 min (3.4 km)… Read more

A magical walk on the bridge!

It is not the first time I share with you my excitement to go for a walk after a heavy rain. I explain to some of my guests sometimes that they should not get down by a small storm while on holidays here, as the sight of the sky, the clear atmosphere and the sea colors will compensate… Read more

Pottery Breaking – Easter tradition

This old tradition some say comes from the Venetians of the 16th century who used to throw all their old and useless objects and pots out of their windows, others say comes from Pagans symbolising the welcoming of spring… Whatever the origin of this tradition is, it stays alive many years now at mid day of Holy… Read more

Environmental Centre of Mountain Ainos

The Management Body of  Mt. Ainos National Park is responsible for the protection and conservation of the National Park. The offices of the management body are located in the Koutavos Environmental Centre in Argostoli.

Koutavos Lagoon and De Bosset (Drapano) Bridge

One of the best attractions in the capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, is the Koutavos Lagoon, a feeding ground for the turtles caretta caretta, wild ducks, black headed hens and swans, a variety of fish and a stop for many migrating birds.

Sesoulas Traditional Bakery, Argostoli

This small, local traditional bakery ‘Sesoulas’ was first founded by the Patsi family in 1890. As an eight year old, street seller, Aristofanis Pollatos started his career in the local bakery. He soon became irreplaceable, though his young age and took lead of the business using some of the traditional tools of that time like… Read more

Botanical Garden (Kefalonia Botanica), Argostoli

Kefalonia Botanica was established in 1998 at the initiative of the Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation. Its original aims were the preservation and display of the wild and endemic plants of Kefalonia and the promotion of environmental issues.

Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation

The Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation is located in Argostoli, Kefalonia. It was established in 1984 with the endowment of the three brothers Spiridon, Kosmetos and Nikolaos Focas-Cosmetatos.The initial aims of the Foundation were: a) the conversion of the family house into a Museum displaying their personal collections and b) the publication of studies on Kefalonia and the… Read more

Kefalos Municipal Theater

Culture The Municipal Theatre of Kefalos is the largest theatre stage of Kefalonia and it is located to the Vallianou central square, the center of Argostoli. It was built in 1857 where many famous operas and plays were performed. After the Destruction of Mikra Asia, the Municipal Theatre of kefalos was used to house refugees and… Read more

Agion Theodoron Lighthouse (Fanari)

A Distinguished Landmark The Lighthouse (Fanari) of Agioi (Saint) Theodoroi is a distinguished landmark of a circular, simple Doric structure with 20 columns and its tower is 8 m tall.  The lighthouse was built in 1828 century when the island was under the command of Charles Napier, and it was deemed necessary for navigation.  In 1863,… Read more

Corgialenios Library & Museum of Folklore and Cultural History

Corgialenios Museum The Corgialenios Historical and Cultural Museum located in Argostoli,  span the history of Kefalonia, from the Venetian Conquest (circa 1500 A.D.) to the destruction of the cultural heritage by the 1953 earthquakes, from the point of view of everyday life of island people which is interposed and dynamically affected by historical developments (consecutive occupations… Read more