Ithaca At Sami there’s a car ferry making the short crossing to the island of Ithaca, home of the mythological hero, Odysseus. Looking at Ithaca from Kefalonia the island seems impenetrable, with almost vertiginous slopes climbing from its shore on two peninsulas joined by a slender isthmus. In the spirit of Odysseus, Ithaca is an […]

Kaminia Beach

Kaminia Beach - Anthemis Living - Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

Kaminia Beach Kefalonia’s southernmost beach is a nesting site for the loggerhead turtle, and there are a few signs to heed and markers pointing out the nests. Apart from that you’re free to find a space for yourself on one of the longest sandy beaches on the island. Kaminia Beach is two kilometres long and […]

Fiscardo Harbor

Fiscardo Harbor - Anthemis Living - Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

Fiscardo Harbor Kefalonia’s northernmost port is a delight, with paved quaysides where you can amble and watch the fishermen and amateur sailors tending their vessels. There are old-fashioned gaslights on the way, and fronting the water in summer are tavernas, cafes and bakeries, interspersed by the odd boutique and art shop. The harbor is completely […]

Makris Gialos Beach

Makris Gialos Beach - Anthemis Living | Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

Makris Gialos Beach And there are lots of both at Makris Gialos Beach, a ribbon of golden sand served by beach bars. It’s the kind of place where you won’t have to lift a finger to get drinks and food at your sun lounger, but there’s also space to the west for people who prefer […]

Argostoli Harbor

Argostoli Harbor - Anthemis Living | Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

Argostoli Harbor If you’re a very early riser try to come to Argostoli’s harbor promenade first thing to watch the sun rise on the other side of the bay. A few meters from the quayside is a continuous line of palm trees, while the promenade has been paved with monochrome wavelike patterns and is lit […]

Antisamos Beach

Antisamos Beach - Anthemis Living | Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

Antisamos Beach Ten minutes east of Sami, Antisamos is another in Kefalonia’s collection of scenic beaches. Antisamos is in a cove with a backdrop of high hills densely covered in dark green pines and brush. Awarded the Blue Flag every year, the beach has a satisfying horseshoe shape and white pebbles instead of sand. Bring […]

Mount Aenos

Mount Aenos - Anthemis Living | Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

Mount Aenos The tallest mountain on Kefalonia crests at 1,628 metres and is inside a National Park. At an elevation of 700 to 1,200 metres the mountain has a mantle of black pine and Greek fir forest inhabited by semi-wild ponies. There are five signposted A to B and circular hiking trails in this magical […]

Myrtos Beach

Myrtos Beach - Anthemis Living | Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

Myrtos Beach Myrtos Beach is often rated as the best in Greece and is a sight you may already know from photos. The beach lies between the vertiginous lower slopes of two mountains, the 900-metre Kalon Oros and Agia Dynati, in the north of the island. With tufts of green vegetation the slopes plunge to […]

Petani Beach

Petani Beach - Anthemis Living | Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

Petani Beach To get down to this beach on the eastern Paliki Peninsula you have to brave a white-knuckle ride of eight hairpin turns. But you’ll know you made the right choice as soon as you step onto the beach and witness the epic limestone cliffs encircling it. These are coated with dark green garrigue, […]

Assos Village

Assos Village - Anthemis Living | Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

Assos Village On a natural harbor and an isthmus that fixes the Assos Peninsula to the Errisos Peninsula, Assos is an achingly pretty village in a cauldron of towering hills. As with much of Kefalonia, there’s greenery all around, in the palms by the water or the pines, firs, and cypress trees in the hills. […]