One of the most well-known traditional products of Kefalonia are the vibrant, deep red, caramelized roasted almonds called Mántoles which traditionally are colored using a kind of seaweed. Other delicious sweets produced on Kefalonia are Pastélia (a candy bar made of sesame seeds and thyme honey), Komféto or Pastokydono (quince paste with almonds), Mantoláto (soft […]
Did you ever hear the cries of ‘gavros, kolios, fresca fresca!’ or ‘karpouzi! karpouzi!’ or the sound of air horns blasting out through the villages? Many people rely on the trucks, vans and sometimes tractors that sell fresh produce and household groceries. Visiting several times a week these mobile vendors are an integral part of […]
Would you like to try something new? Are you interested in enhancing your travel experience? Would you like to “taste” Kefalonia in a fun and informative way? Do you dream of perfecting a local dish and then eating your creation with a small like-minded group by the seaside? Would you like to know more about […]
Since 1978 there has been a Robola wine festival held every year, on the first weekend after August 15th. It’s a celebration of the new production of the award winning Robola wine, produced on the island. The villages of Fragata and Valsamata in the Omala Valley have a two day panagyri where you have the […]
There are so many great reasons to visit Kefalonia we couldn’t possibly mention them all! These five categories are just a small sample for inspiration. Explore my website for a fuller picture, and for specific details for the activities mentioned. 1. The Beaches Blue flag award beaches, secluded beaches, rough waves, calm waters, pebbles, sand […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Myrtillo, Greek Natural Pure Shop Stop here to Taste Kefalonia! Myrtillo shop is located at Divarata junction on the way to Myrtos beach. It presents a big selection of Greek traditional products and many local products too. You can just stop here to meet the 3 friendly ladies that own it. […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… A lovely shop with unique items from all over Greece!! Lemon Tree has in store for you handmade objects of all kinds, that promote only the best of Greece! Here you will find a selection of jewellery, ceramics, scarfs, bags, olive wood objects, soaps, local spirits and many more. Contact Info […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Voskopoula If you want to buy local traditional pastries you have to visit this great shop!
There’s nothing like old fashioned recipes to warm the soul and trigger the senses! I am in a procedure of finding local cookers holding vintage recipes (even secret ones!), prepared with traditional procedures, in order to create an archive of video recordings to share them with you. Local ingredients, herbs, procedures, old utensils, special cooking techniques […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Handmade olive oil soap, beeswax ointment and rose water! Aris and his family have put all their passion and care into producing natural products from their own local herbs, extra virgin olive oil and honey. Visit them and familiarise yourself with local herbs, bees, and the general management of a small […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Euphoria Experience the real Kefalonia with Stefanos and Loukia! Stefanos and Loukia are the owners of a traditional Kefalonian home named “Euphoria” in Mousata , 13 km from Argostoli and two of the most interesting and nice people on the island! They welcome you to join them and take part in […]
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… In 1982, the growers of the Robola Zone, in order to ensure their income, to protect and at the same time highlight the dynamic of Cephalonian Vineyard, armed with experience and knowledge, founded the Robola Cooperative of Cephalonia which currently comprises of 300 members.