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

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

Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are one of the most marvelous creatures that swim in our seas. These marine reptiles are living fossils since they have changed very little since they first appeared, more than 120 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. In Indian mythology the earth is supported on the backs of four elephants… 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.

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.