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 symbolising the welcoming of spring… Whatever the origin of this tradition is, it stays alive many years now at mid day of Holy… Read more

Agia Efimia – Tarkassata – Themata trail

For those staying in the area of Pylaros, this is a great opportunity to explore the area, enjoying unspoilt views of Agia Efimia, Sami bay and Pylaros valley while discovering the Agia Dynati mountain. If you want to walk this trail, you will need to take the road next to the pharmacy of Agia Efimia… Read more

Atros Monastery Trail

Panagia of Atros is the oldest monastery of Kefalonia, sits at an altitude of 760 meters above the bay of Poros, 37 km from Argostoli. Built around the 8th century, it is a rare element of monastic architecture. Until this day the medieval tower is still preserved in good condition. It was destroyed many times by earthquakes and fire. But… Read more

Elitiko

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… Read more

Ancient Sami, trail

Walk through history and enjoy magnificent views Located about 9km from Agia Efimia and 2km from Sami, on the top of the hill, stands the ancient Acropolis of Sami. If you enjoy walking, try the following route: On your way to or back from Antisamos beach, you follow the sign to “Ancient Acropolis of Sami” with the car.

Drogarati Cave

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

Xi Beach

Gray Rocky formations against reddish sand… located on the peninsula of Paliki, 7 km from Lixouri town, one can find Xi beach, definitely one of the most special locations in Kefalonia. It may not be one of my favourite beaches to swim but I would suggest you stop to admire the unique landscape,  rub the clay on your body… Read more

Fiskardo Village

Preserved beauty! Fiskardo is a picturesque and cosmopolitan harbour village, 60km from the capital of Argostoli and 32km from Agia Efimia at the northest part of the island. It is situated in the beautiful region of Erissos, with its rolling hills covered with olive and impressive cypress trees.  Fiskardo and Assos are both unique in… Read more

Agia Efimia Village

Centrally located, beautiful and unspoilt!  Once upon a time Agia Efimia was one of the island’s more important centres of trade with stately homes and mansions. However the whole village was destroyed in the 1953 earthquakes and completely rebuilt with help from the French. The picturesque harbour village of Agia Efimia is located at the northeastern part… Read more