In autumn the climate becomes milder and it is a great time to observe the changes in nature and small animals. My village, Agia Efimia is beautiful during this season, the village is still open for visitors, but at the same time winter activities have started. At sunrise the children are collected from the main… Read more
Wildlife Sense Kefalonia is a research and conservation project to study and protect Kefalonia’s endangered loggerhead sea turtles. We asked Wildlife Sense for an interview and despite being extremely busy Chanel Comis (Co-founder and Program Coordinator) answered our questions in great detail. Our questions arose from watching a 7 day inventory with one of the… Read more
One very early morning in September we set off in the dark to join Simon, a Field Leader, from Wildlife Sense (a research and conservation project to study and protect Kefalonia’s endangered loggerhead sea turtles) at Megali Ammos beach by the airport. Simon was carrying out an early morning inventory of one of the loggerhead… Read more
Phenomenal! Melissani Lake opened to the public in 1963 and is located northwest of Sami village near Karavomylos. The cavern caved in several thousand years ago creating an amazing sight. Although the cave is about 500m from the sea its water level is a meter higher than sea level, and the brackish water rises from a… Read more
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… Read more
Looking for something a little different? Kefalonia is an island of huge contrast and there’s no shortage of alternative things to do. Here are 3 ideas to start… Go Stargazing! Kefalonia can be fantastically dark at night due to our almost non-existent light pollution. If you travel a few kilometres outside of any settlement… Read more
Kefalonia doesn’t spring to mind as a hot-spot for birding in Greece but due to our climate and varied landscape many birds are attracted to us. We have several distinct areas rich with bird life, but you will also see many varieties as you travel around the island especially during migration periods. April and May… Read more
Landscape is a treasured heritage of nature. When a panoramic, dramatic landscape unfolds in front of your eyes can be so captivating that leaves you speechless. You do not need or want to talk while discovering this place, you just need to hear, look and touch it. Even though “development” has moved us away from… Read more
Monastery of Mother of God-“Themata” was built in the 11th century on the slope of Agia Dinati near Makriotika, just 6 km from Agia Efimia.
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.
THE KATELIOS GROUP FOR THE RESEARCH AND PROTECTION OF MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL LIFE The Katelios Group was founded in 1994 and consists mainly of local people with an interest in the long-term future of the Island of Kefalonia. The Group is concerned with researching and protecting the dramatically declining physical environment and aims through its… Read more
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.
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Wild Nature Expeditions If you want an alternative way to explore the island’s beauties, join this great team offering a wide selection of activities for you: Canoeing, Caving, Hiking, Jeep Safari, Rock Climbing, Star Gazing and Guided Tours. Guided Tours If you don’t hire a car, you don’t like the crowded bus tours… Read more
Wildlife Sense is a sea turtle research & conservation organization based on the beautiful island of Kefalonia, Greece. Our mission is to protect endangered sea turtles and their natural habitats, offer a unique learning experience to the volunteers who join our efforts, and promote public awareness. To achieve our goals, we operate a science-based research… Read more
Magic! Mountain Ainos, located 30 km from Argostoli, known as Monte Nero (Black Mountain) during the Venetian period due to thick forestation of the dark Kefalonian Fir tree (Abies Cephalonica), is the tallest mountain of the Ionian islands with an elevation of 1,628 metres (5,341 ft).
Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Experience Euphoria, the real Kefalonia with Stefanos and Loukia! Stefanos and Loukia are the owners of a traditional Kefalonian home called “Euphoria” in Mousata , 13 km from Argostoli and they are two of the most interesting and nicest people on the island! They welcome you to join them and take… Read more
One more nature’s paradox! On your day trip around the area of Paliki, if you pass from the south, stop for a visit at Kounopetra. Just 8kms from Lixouri town, close to Xi and Vatsa beaches and Gero Gobos Lighthouse, you will find a sign explaining about this geological phenomenon.
A Dreamy Location! 8km from Agia Efimia and just 1km from Sami village, the traveller can visit Karavomylos Lake. According to scientists, Karavomylos is part of strange geological phenomena observed in Kefalonia: researchers have found that the waters from Katavothres on the western side of the island, end up here after traversing underground Kefalonia and mixed with… Read more
Natural Art Drogarati Cave was discovered 300 years ago and was opened to the public in 1963. It was discovered when a strong earthquake caused a collapse that revealed the cave’s entrance. It is close to Melissani Lake and belongs to the same geological region. Drogarati is an impressive cave with remarkable formations of stalactites and stalagmites. It… Read more
The perfect combination of blue and green Antisamos is one of the beaches that fascinates most visitors to Kefalonia. On the way to the bay, the view is breathtaking and once you arrive at the beach there is more fantastic scenery. The landscape has distinctive natural beauty, it consists of turquoise waters and a marvelous… Read more