Karya is a village in northwestern Kefalonia, which belongs to the former municipality of Erissos, one of the seven municipalities of the island, as was applicable the project “Kapodistrias”, in public administration. It has 28 permanent residents, according to the 2011 census.
Karya is a traditional village, where the inhabitants, except livestock, produce organic products of high quality and grow herbs. Like the most part of Erissos, so Karya was not demolished in August 1953, when a series of earthquakes of tensions more than seven on the Richter scale had leveled three Ionian Islands: Ithaca, Zakynthos and Kefalonia. Thus, in the village, you can see pre-earthquake buildings, which retain the character of the era manufactured and give in Karya a more atmospheric air.
If you pass in the afternoon from the village, stop, so do not miss the sunset of Karya: the orientation of the village is such that it creates a unique setting as the sun sinks into the sea…