Kefalonia – Tradition

The beginnings of the history of Kefalonia are lost in the mists of time. Civilization has left the modern generations with thousands of years worth of varied cultural elements, whose presence is intense and easily recognizable today.

• Archaeological sites of great interest, from the prehistoric city’s walls, Mycenaean cemeteries, classical Tetrapolis of Kefalonia and Roman villas, dating back to the last years of the Roman Era.

Churches and Monasteries constituting elements and components not only of the religious expression of Kefalonia, but also of its culture, as they are made with special attention to Art – so that today they are monuments and touristic attractions. The same has happened of course with their valuable ‘content’ – the Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons of immeasurable value.

• The museums of Kefalonia encompass the culture of the island in different forms: archaeological findings from the plethora of excavations are presented at the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli, the whole history of modern Kefalonia at the Folklore Museum, you will also find museums of special interest – all this variety is difficult to leave any visitor indifferent.

• Libraries containing thousands of volumes of books covering a long period of human history, from the 16th century to today. It is another example of the love of the inhabitants of Kefalonia for Culture.

• Centers of culture, which are simultaneously attractions, such as the Municipal Theatre of Kefalos and the Philharmonic Academy of Kefalonia.

• And finally, the sights of Kefalonia: monuments, statues, recreational areas, major works of the 19th century, lighthouses, natural monuments and geological paradoxes, rarely does a single island combine such different and unique attractions that cover the entire spectrum of Culture.

  • Fest in Virgin Mary Fidoussa in Markopoulo

  • Fest in the church of Valeriano

  • Fest of Saints Fanentes in Sami

  • Fest in Agrilia

  • Fest in Troianata

  • Fest of Farsa

  • Fest of Savior

  • Fest of Saint Panteleimonas

  • Fest of Diotissa

  • Fest of Saint Paraskevi

  • Fest of Drapaniotissa

  • Fest of Lamia

  • Fest of Saint Gerasimos

  • Fest of Virgin Mary in Themata

  • Rimnadoroi of Kefalonia

    The verses of Kefalonia are improvised humorous lyrics, imbued with the folk wisdom.

  • Litany of St. Gerasimos

    With the Litany of St. Gerasimos, peak the celebrations of the greatest religious celebration in Kefalonia and takes place on 16th of August and 20th of October.

  • Carnival in Lixouri

    The Carnival in Lixouri is famous for its satire and the fun of its inhabitants and has a tradition that goes back to centuries.

  • Colognes

    The colognes is the custom of Kefalonia with which its inhabitants farewell the old year.

  • Carols of Kefalonia

    The Christmas carols in Kefalonia are sung even today in all areas of Kefalonia.

  • Quadrilles

    Quadrilles is a French dance but is danced very often in Kefalonia, in the festivals of the island and the Carnival in Lixouri.

  • Serenades of Kefalonia

    The serenades of Kefalonia are the traditional folk music of the area. Guitars and mandolins keep the beat to be sung the romantic lyrics.

  • Events in Kefalonia

    The cultural events that take place each year in Kefalonia cover the entire spectrum of culture and gather a crowd.

  • Celebration of robola

    The Celebration of robola takes place in 'honor' of the famous local wine, every August, in Kefalonia.

  • Barcarole

    Barcarole in Kefalonia takes place in Lixouri and Assos, where the serenaders of the island embark in boats just dark and sing!

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