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 […]

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 […]

Saint (Agios) Gerasimos, Omala

The religious centre of Kefalonia is undoubtedly the Monastery of Agios (Saint) Gerasimos at Omala. The monastery is located 15km from Argostoli where twice a year, thousands of believers gather to worship Agios Gerasimos. A few people vow to go to the monastery on foot from their houses just before the celebrations of August 16th, to honour the Saint for supporting […]

A few words about Kefalonia

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 […]