The original church in Anninata was destroyed by the earthquake of 1953 and restored in 1954 unfortunately it was destroyed again by a big fire in 1986.
In recent years, … see more
The road to the ruins of Saint Fanentes Monastery is between Sami and Antisamos beach, it’s a lovely scenic drive up to what is known as ancient Sami.
A review … see more
About 3km up the coast from Skala towards Poros are the ruins of the Archaic Temple of Apollo and next to these ruins is the little Church of St George. … see more
The castle of Assos is a fine example of military architecture, British general Charles James Napier described it as stronger than Gibraltar. The castle stands on the top of a 170 m high … see more
The garden was established by the Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation in 1998 to preserve and display the native flora of the island. The site was formerly an olive grove. Different areas have … see more
Writings taken from the information board at ancient Sami site:
Ancient Sami, built deep in the natural bay, was one of the four cities – States of the “Cephalonian Tetrapolis” … see more
We highly recommend visiting this beautiful village, give yourself time to walk round the ruins of the Venetian Castle of Saint George, the views from up there are breath-taking.
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The church of Agia Varvara (Saint Barbara) is located over the water from Argostoli, just off the road heading towards Razata.
According to tradition, in around 1912, a small child … see more
The myth surrounding these small grey/black snakes, which appear to have a cross on their heads and cross shaped tongues comes from the year 1705, when the monastery in the … see more
The de Bosset bridge (formerly Drapano Bridge) connects Argostoli with settlements on the north side of the Koutavos Lagoon. It gets it name from the governor of the island during … see more
To the south west of Sami you will find the impressive Drogarati cave, a cave so large even orchestras have performed there. The cave was discovered 300 years ago when … see more
The memorial to the Acqui Division; an Italian infantry unit which was stationed on the island during the 2nd world war and allies of the German army.
They were brutally … see more
Round the northern end of the Argostoli peninsula is the mill wheel and sink holes. There is nothing spectacular about the wheel itself, it’s a replica constructed after previous ones … see more
In Argostoli, approximately 1.8km from main street Lassi.
A Museum of island history featuring photos, paintings & artefacts, plus a library with a reading area. The museum is housed on … see more
On the coastal road between Argostoli and Lassi you cannot miss the Lighthouse of Saint Theodora. It stands proudly at the end of a walkway which extends into the sea. It is named after … see more
In nearby Karavamilos is the beautiful naturally occurring Melissani Lake. It was discovered in 1951 and is directly in the flow of sea water which runs under the island from … see more
From the centre of Lixouri, it’s about a 20 minute drive to this impressive historic monastery on the west coast.
The monastery sits on a cliff 90m above the sea, … see more
The Monastery of Saint Gerasimos is located in the Omala valley – it is an imposing building with a reconstructed church.
Beneath the monastery, there is a cave with two … see more
Mount Aenos or Ainos is the tallest mountain on the Ioanian island of Cephalonia, Greece, with an elevation of 1,628 metres.
Its bedrock is dominantly dolomite and limestone of Cretaceous … see more
Up through the gorge out of the west side of Poros towards Tzanata you will find this well-preserved Mycenaean Tholos Tomb which dates back to 1350 BC and was excavated … see more
Near to the Monastery of Saint Gerasimos are what remains of the original village of Valsamata, now known as Palia Valsamata.
It was the main settlement in the area at … see more
Approximately a 15 minutes drive away, above the village of Sami is the ruined village of Palia Vlahata, it was devastated by the earthquake which shook the island in 1953 … see more
The winery and vineyards are set amongst the rolling hills in the picturesque Omala Valley in the Robola Zone.
In 1982, the growers of the Robola Zone, in order to … see more
On the edge of the village of Skala are the remains of a Roman villa, it is believed the land owner discovered the villa by accident in 1944 and excavations … see more
Writings from the onsite information board:
The ancient city of Krani is located on the south eastern side of the Gulf of Koutavos, 1km away from Argostoli. It’s habitation had … see more
The hermitage has been built onto the front of a hillside so be prepared for an uphill walk to see this beautiful piece of Kefalonian history.
Agios Gerasimos, originating from … see more
From the small beach next to the ferry port it is possible to walk round to the Venetian lighthouse on the north side; on the way you will pass the … see more