The girl who will cycle from Cardiff to Kefalonia

Skint Grainne can't afford the airfare to see sister Charmaine tie the knot so she's cycling over the Alps to get there instead Grainne Canavan cannot afford to fly to her step-sister’s wedding in Greece, but that is not ­stopping her, she’s cycling there instead. The 26-year-old feared … [Read more...]

Cephalonia – The Archaeology of the Top 10 Islands in Europe

There are a few websites that focus solely on producing top ten lists – of almost anything and everything under the sun. So it is perhaps not that surprising then that travel writers are also fond of coming up with their top ten lists of destinations and attractions. At the beginning of this year … [Read more...]

Christians and Muslims Unite for Cephalonia

An interesting initiative has been launched in Komotini to help the victims of the earthquake in Cephalonia. Both the Holy Bishopric of Maroneia and Komotini and the muftiate of Komotini, along with the Muslim Asset Management Committee, held a fundraiser to show their solidarity with the victims … [Read more...]

Tripadvisor: And… number 6 is Cephalonia

The sapphire waters of Cephalonia are steeped with history. The large Greek island was home to Odysseus, the legendary king hailed in Homer’s The Odyssey. Fortunately, it won’t take you ten years to get there. Explore the enchanting caverns of the Drogarati caves, sail to Ithaca on a … [Read more...]

Only small number of Cephalonia buildings set for demolition

Just 2.5 percent of buildings on the Ionian island of Cephalonia have been slated for demolition by state engineers so far following damage suffered during two large earthquakes on January 26 and February 3. The engineers, however, warned that almost every building they inspected that was illegally … [Read more...]

Cephalonia: Tourist season won’t be affected

The situation on the island of Cephalonia, Greece turned dire after the second powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit the island last week. The continuous aftershocks rocking the island are worsening the life of the locals who cannot return to their homes and are looking for a safe place … [Read more...]

Kefalonian Meat Pie

Ιngredients 2kgs diced goat meat (thigh) or 2kgs diced lamb 4 cups rice 1 onion (chopped) 1 whole garlic (chopped) 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 stems of celery (chopped) salt and pepper For the Filo Pastry ½ kg plain flour ½ cup of oil (olive) ½ cup white wine hot water (as … [Read more...]

There’s a little place I know… Kimilia beach, Cephalonia

You’ve dreamt about this beach. It’s close to perfect. But if you want it, you’re going to have to work for it. Your journey will begin in Fiscardo, at the northern tip of Cephalonia, the Greek island frozen in time by Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. If you head one street back from the blue … [Read more...]