Τετάρτη, 30 Μαρτίου 2016

Melissani



Melissani Cave is located close to Karavomilos, next to Sami. It is a cave of unique beauty 3.5 km long, 40m wide and 36m high. Melissani cave is a unique geological phenomenon. It was created by the process called karstikopoiisi (dissolution of rocks) during which water enters the calcareous rocks, erodes them and creates hollows.
The underground Melissani lake was discovered in 1951 by speleontologist Giannis Petrochilos. A big part of its roof has fallen down revealing an amazing sight. During antiquity the lake was a place of worship dedicated to Pan and Nymph Melissani. The myth has it that Nymph Melissani committed suicide and fell in the lake because Pan was not responding to her love for him.


The lake includes also an islet on which archeologist S. Marinatos discovered Pan's sanctuary. The findings are at present in the Archeological Museum of Argostoli. These findings include a clay figure of Pan, a clay disc depicting dancing nymphs, a clay plate depicting the procession of nymphs and a small plate with a woman figure relief.
Visitors reach the lake by an underground tunnel and have the opportunity to explore it with a boat and a guide. Therefore, they can admire this unique natural work of sculpture created by the stalactites and the crystal blue-green color of the waters.

The canadian travel site http://travelversed.co/ has voted Melissani among the 19 most breathtaking view on Earth!
http://travelversed.co/travel-spots/19-most-breathtaking-views-on-earth/18/

Δευτέρα, 28 Μαρτίου 2016

Sailing

Make the most of your summer vacation in the Ionian Sea enjoying affordable, fun, family or group sailing trips and adventures and make your holidays in our island a life experience. The charter companies we recommend you are privately owned from captains with many years of experience and are based in two different ports of the island, Fiskardo (North) and Argostoli (capital).  They specialize in providing bareboat, skippered and assisted bareboat charters, as also Daily Charters to the islands around or destinations you choose with their help. Kefalonia’s proximity to Zakynthos, Lefkas, Meganisi, Ithaca and other smaller islands around offer some of the safest sailing seas in the world, while the anchorage in hidden and otherwise inaccessible bays makes the whole trip a unique experience. All yachts are fully equipped and maintained to the least detail.  
*Daily trips start between 9:00am and last until 19:00pm
*On Daily trips skipper, petrol, beers & soft drinks and diving equipment is included in the price. You can bring food or stop at a picturesque port and take launch at traditional taverns by the sea.

For any further information, prices and reservations please contact us: info@kefalonia-villas.com








Τρίτη, 1 Μαρτίου 2016

March

An ancient Greek and Balkan tradition is the “Martinitsa”, or “Martis”.  It is believed to have originated in Ancient Greece and specifically in the Eleusinian mysteries. According to custom, on March the 1st mothers wear on the wrist of their children a bracelet made of twisted white and red thread as a ritual to protect them from the first sun of spring.

The red and white woven threads symbolize the wish for good health. They are the heralds of the coming of spring and of new life. While white as a color symbolizes purity, red is a symbol of life and passion, so the custom in its very origins, might have reminded people of the constant cycle of life and death, the balance of good and evil, and the sorrow and happiness in human life. The Martenitsa is also a stylized symbol of Mother Nature, the white symbolizing the purity of the melting white snow and the red the setting of the sun, which becomes more and more intense as spring progresses. These two natural resources are the source of life. Happy March !Happy Spring!


Argostoli

This is the oldest photograph of Argostoli, taken by the british photographer Fracis Bedford in June 3rd 1862. (http://kefaloniamas.gr/)