Island Breeze #4 – Miracles, Myths and Magic of Kefalonia

Cave of the Nymphs (Melissani Cave) – Karavomylos, Sami Travel to a mythical and magical world and into the subterranean treasure that is Melissani Cave. Surrounded by thick forestry, descend into the ‘cave of the nymphs’ and see it’s beautiful waters, whose turquoise shades change throughout the day as the sun passes over the cave’s […]

Barcarolle Festival in Assos

The Βarcarolle (or Varkarolla) Festival is held every year on the 24th of August at the beautiful village of Assos as well as in Lixouri. The one in Assos has been combined with the religious celebration of Saint Cosmas of Aetolia, a great preacher and prophet that came to Kefalonia in 1777 for the first time. On […]

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 symbolizing the welcoming of spring… Whatever the origin of this tradition is, it stays alive many years now at mid day of Holy […]

Monastery of Mother of God-“Themata”

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.