Τετάρτη, 31 Μαΐου 2017

Wild Life Sense Kefalonia and the Sea Turtle

Wildlife Sense  is a sea turtle research & conservation organization based on the beautiful island of Kefalonia, Greece. The team does a wonderful job every year and has contributed a lot to the multiplication and conservation of the turtle population in the Ionian Sea. Check out their fantastic work in https://wildlifesense.com/en/





A couple of years ago me and my family had the luck and honor, indeed, to watch multiple nests hatching at Megali Ammos Beach in Minies. We helped the little ones find their way to sea, we were all thrilled with the procedure.
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And the videos:

New borns 1

New borns 2

We wish for many many more in 2017 !

xxx





Κυριακή, 21 Μαΐου 2017

Celebrating the 153 years of the unification of the Seven Islands with Greece.

The 21st May is a local holiday for Kefalonia and  the rest of the Ionian Islands, as we celebrate the unification of our islands with the rest of Greece. Students from all schools participate in the parade and take part in many activities and speaches that refer to this historical moment. 

In 1862, Britain decided to transfer the islands to Greece, as a gesture of support intended to bolster the new king's popularity. On May 2, 1864, the British departed and the islands became three provinces of the Kingdom of Greece though Britain retained the use of the port of Corfu. On 21 May 1864 the Ionian Islands officially reunited with Greece.










Τρίτη, 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Walking the Cyclopean Walls of Ancient Krani




This Monday was Clean/ Ash Monday, a day off, weather was fantastic for the kids to fly their kite and have picnic, but three of us decided to hit the mountains....Close enough to be back for launch but far - and high- enough to test our climbing and walking skills, but also admire the Cyclopean Walls of Ancient Krani. 
Ancient Krani (around 6th c. B.C) was situated in the coves of Koutavos gulf, built on the hills that rise above the lowlands of Krania. According to the archaeologists, the lowlands of Krania were the main area of the ancient city. Krani was one of the four cities of Kefalonia, along with Proni, Palli and Sami. Today, a large part of the walls still remains and witnesses the ancient Greek art of fortification. 
The path is not hard to walk, it is 10km if you start from Argostoli and climb up to Razata. However, you can visit the wall by car, just drive on the main Argostoli to Sami road and just before you reach the village of Razata the sign will indicate the way to the right. Follow this track until you reach a signed indicated open area where you can park. 



View over Argostoli
Part of the Wall 





Δευτέρα, 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Flights + villa in Kefalonia: new option in kefalonia-villas.com



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Δευτέρα, 16 Ιανουαρίου 2017

Ellis Villas in Petani changed for 2017.

Elli's Villa in Petani changed for 2017 and offers more. Ellis Villas accommodates now 10- 12 people, large families or extended group of friends that want to stay together but wish to have complete privacy with 5* services and comfort. 



Elli's Villas is a warm and welcoming place, created with passion and care for the location and with full respect for the environment. The surrounding private space of Elli's Villas is carefully designed, rich in plants and greenery, discreetly and hospitably welcoming you to enjoy your vacations alone, with family or with friends. It right above Petani Beach and it offers amazing views to the Ionian Sea, endless horizon and the best sunset you would ever see. http://www.kefalonia-villas.com/levantes-petani








Σάββατο, 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Oh Christmas Tree - Argostoli 2016




It was freezing cold last night in Argostoli, but that did not kept us in. The town met at the Bell Tower Square in Lithostroto, that has been transformed to the center of the Christmas Celebarations for this year, due to works that take place at the Vallianios, the main square. 







This year's "Christmas Village" is smaller but warm. Argostoli's Christmas Tree lighting attracted many people of all ages, the countdown was lead by our Rio 2016 Paralympics athlete in swimming G. Lignos, for whom all the island is very proud. The band, the choir, the dancers and singers that framed the cheerful ceremony was joyful and vivid like a fairytale. 





(Source: kefaloniapress, anexartitos blog and inkefalonia)

Παρασκευή, 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Get the Christmas Spirit!

What better way to welcome December, the X-mas month, other than posting our town's best images. Argostoli has put on its Christmas best and we get the holiday spirit :)





(image sources: inkefalonia & anexartitosblog)