Atheras is in the northwest Kefalonia, in the beginning of the peninsula Palliki. The village has 129 residents, according to the 2011 census and is 14 km from Lixouri. The distance from the island’s capital, Argostoli, is 35 km.
Atheras celebrates the same day with Agia Paraskevi, on 26th of July. It is the biggest church in the village’s square with the wooden temple dating back to the 19th century and the imposing stone church tower with the twin bells. In the village, takes place a big festival, with traditional music and fun till morning. Atheras is flooded with people and visitors from all over Kefalonia that come in order to listen live music and dance traditional dances, from Kefalonia and not only.
The village is built at an altitude of 250 meters and has an endless view to the sea. Three kilometers from Atheras, is Porto Atheras, the village’s beach. It is a picturesque bay, ideal for swimming, but also for small children as the water is protected, in the end of which, there is the founder of St. Spyridon church, painted in an amazing “indigo” color.
Near Athevas, is one of the most impressive beaches in Kefalonia, Petani.