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Who we are

by lukas

We are a small team of professionals that chose to move to Kefalonia, each with different backgrounds and reasons but with a common love of the island.

We’ve all experienced Kefalonia as tourists first and have worked in tourism and other fields here for many seasons. For the past few years we have combined our knowledge and enthusiasm, to present you all the best of Kefalonia, each bringing a personal approach from their area of expertise.

Anna Votsi
Founder - Editor | Property Manager - Advisor | kefaloniabyanna.com

My name is Anna Votsi and I am the founder and editor of Kefalonia by Anna. I moved to the island with my family when my 11 year old son was 45 days old! Even though many things have changed since then, I can say without doubt that this was the best decision of my life!

I studied Electronic Media and Film Studies and for over 15 years I worked in the production of large cultural events and festivals in London and Athens! It was a great experience but I was fed up with living in a city!

Now, I live in Agia Efimia, a beautiful little port at the heart of Kefalonia and for the last 10 years I have been involved with tourism. I manage rental properties, I create videos & documentaries, and I also work as a local coordinator/researcher and location manager for foreign companies in the production of events on the island, or events inspired by the island.

My passion is traveling around collecting information and recording the beauty of this unique island with my camera to share with you through my site. My vision is to offer readers & travellers an inside look into the authentic side of Kefalonia, focusing on those seeking an experience rather than a holiday, those that want to delve deeper into our nature, customs and people.

Read here my latest blog posts

Let me introduce myself is a series of underwater photos I took last summer!

I love Kefalonia by Anna

+30 6977410877 kefaloniabyanna(@) gmail.com

Sarah O.
Editor | kefaloniabyanna.com
I left the UK over 17 years ago and have lived in Kefalonia ever since. I hold an M.A. from the University of Sheffield, and have many years’ experience as an Intranet Content Specialist with a large pharmaceutical company. Disillusioned with the rat race my partner and I upped and left the UK and started a new, exciting and sometimes challenging, life in Kefalonia. When I am not editing, adding content and proof-reading the site I love travelling and exploring the world, and Kefalonia!

Check out my posts on “Island Breeze” where I’ll try to bring you some interesting stories of everyday life on this wild and beautiful island!


Dyann Haritatos Nashton June 24, 2024 - 7:23 pm


While I am very familiar with the island and can provide an itinerary of highlights myself, I am wondering if you can help with a driver and a van, a meal at Xaritatou Winery (I have visited many times, am probably related somehow and adopted my dog from them in 2017!), a boat tour and any other one of a kind experiences I might not be aware of. (I would absolutely love if we can one day find out where we might see the wild horses!) We are planning a group trip for 5 couples in mid-July 2025. Eager to hear your ideas!

Anna Votsi July 22, 2024 - 9:28 am

Hi, please send me a mail on kefaloniabyanna@gmail.com

Mr Gerald Tyrer July 8, 2024 - 9:59 pm

Stunning website. Fabulous-looking island. I have spent several hours across 3 days ‘inching my way’ around your entire website. It is jam-packed with interesting information & great ideas. Particularly useful to me was your information about Assos and the Venetian Castle. Can’t wait to visit them from my 30 September 2024 flight-in for 11 days! Your hard work, brilliant photos and enthralling videos are truly a Great Advertisement for Kefalonia.

Please just edit out my E-address from any published data, and anonymise my name to TyrerG if you so wish. Very well done, again. Finding your website has been very useful for my next travel adventures.

Anna Votsi July 22, 2024 - 9:26 am

Thank you very much for your nice words, I would appreciate it if you leave me a review on google or the fb page, all the information you see is privately funded, thanks


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