Kefalonia, Argostoli, Carnival 2012

Argostoli Woods, where the bombs fell.. Kefalonia ww2

Kefalonia: an Introduction & overview

Myrtos beach

Kefallonia, or Cephalonia, is the largest of the Ionians, the string of islands to the west of mainland Greece and the Peloponessos, favored by many for their proximity to Italy and the rest of Europe and the lack of Meltemi winds in the summer. It is a green island, not as wet as Corfu to […]

Melissani Cave, Cave of the Nymphs

Melissani Cave, Cave of the Nymphs During the first exploration in 1951, an ancient lamp, which is now on display in the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli, was found there. The excavations of 1962 were made by S. Marinos and produced few but important relics of a former Minoan culture on Cephalonia. Oil lamps, plates and […]

Kefalonia, a brief history

                            Taken From: History An aition explaining the name of Cephallenia and reinforcing its cultural connections with Athens associates the island with the mythological figure of Cephalus, who helped Amphitryon of Mycenae in a war against the Taphians and Teleboans.[3] He was […]

Fiskardo archaeology

    Fiskardo (Greek, Modern: Φισκάρδο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), lately, more commonly Fiscardo, is a village located about 54 km north of Argostoli and a district of the city of Erisos. It is the northernmost port of the Ionian island of Kefalonia, a short distance from Ithaca. The village was once called Panormos, but it was later renamed after Robert Guiscard, Duke of Apulia and […]

Sami Acropolis

Sami dates back to the Prehistoric period. The earliest reference to the settlement is found in Homer’s writings, who described it as part of the kingdom of Ulysses, the leader of Cephallenes. This is the time when the Cephallenes participated in the Trojan War. Traces of organized settlements in the area, date back to this […]