Myrtos beach

Totally Unique! Myrtos is often lauded as one of the most impressive beaches in Greece. In my opinion, Myrtos is far more impressive if viewed from above, as the contrast of its white pebbles with the different shades of colour the sea takes on, due to the currents and the dark green of the area, make the… Read more

Byron’s Rock, Lakithra

On the way to Kalithea, in Lakithra, there is a rock with a plaque bearing the following quote “The poet that I am, I owe to the air of Greece” (translated from Greek) The words were written by Lord Byron, a famous British poet and philhellen who spent some time on Kefalonia, and in particular… Read more

Agrilia Monastery of Mother of God, Sami

Located a few km from Sami village towards Antisamos beach,and about half way in between, you will find a signpost. The monastery was built in 18th century on the spot where the miraculous icon of Theotokos was found by two shepherds and their maid in 1722.

Atros Monastery

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

Ainos Mountain and trails

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).

Assos Castle

A special day! Situated on the north west coast of the island, 25 km from Agia Efimia  the fortress at Assos  is the larger of the two castles on Kefalonia, and is one of the largest castles in Greece. In 1584, a petition was submitted by the nobles of Kefalonia to the Venetian Senate for the… Read more

Kipouria Monastery

Breathtaking Sunset! During your day trip to the Paliki area, 15km from Lixouri and very close to Platia Ammos, you can find Kipouria Monastery (Moni Kipouraion) built in 1759 by Archimandrite Chrysanthos Petropoulos from Paxos. Its name “Kipouria” comes from  the greek word “kipos” (land, vegetable garden) as the monks supported themselves by cultivating all the land… Read more

Saint George’s Castle (Kastro)

Unique views from the old capital! If you are spending a day in the area of Argostoli and you want to visit a historic landmark with great views, take your car and drive approx 7km, to the 320m high peak above the villages of Peratata and Travliata where signposts show visitor the way to Saint… Read more