Kefalonia is proud of its tradition of high quality local produce and great food.
The excellence of the local meat (pork, goat and lamb), fish, very (!) free-range eggs, cheese (particularly our local Feta, mizithra (a ricotta-like cheese) and kefalotiri (a hard full-fat cheese), vegetables, fruit, herbs, honey (Kefalonia is famous for its honey) makes buying, cooking and eating in Kefalonia a great pleasure.
The cuisine of Kefalonia is largely Greek with some Italian influence from the years of Venetian occupation. Each restaurant and taverna has its own version of the traditional dishes of the island, Kefalonian Meat Pie perhaps being one of the most popular.
WHERE TO SHOP
Supermarkets (3 Supermarkets in Sami: Sami Supermarket, Demoulis and ‘new one’ on the corner. Carrefour, Lidl, AB in and near Argostoli)
Chemist in Sami – on the waterfront left of square looking out to sea
3 Butchers (George is our favourite – street behind waterfront on right after square)
3 Bakers (All our favourite – best bread on corner on the square)
Greengrocer (second left after the Church and on the right)
Newspapers (left of Greengrocer and Butcher – see above)
Hardware, Chandlery, Clothes ….. in Sami, Aghia Efimia, Argostoli and further afield
WHERE TO EAT – a few recommendations here that we eat in regularly
Gorgonas (The Mermaid) Restaurant in Sami (Effie, George, Toula)
IL Famillia, Sami
Zervati Fish Restaurant, Karavomilos (Maikis and Sophia)
Karavomolis Taverna, right on the beach by the lake in Karavomolis
Robilis Taverna, Poulata
Soulatso Taverna, Sami (Maria) – simple menu: meat, salad, bread, potatoes and always a treat!
To Perasma, Sea Front, Aghia Efimia Tel: 26740 61990 (Angelo and Barbis)
Pergola Taverna, Aghia Efimia Tel: 26740 61424 (Ilias & Stella)
Maklithari Taverna, Makriotika (first left in Aghia Efimia and continue for about 6 kms) Worth it!
To Kastro, St Georges Castle Tel: 26710 66367 (Spyros and Nicki) – Best on the island!
MEDICAL CENTRE- 24 hr in Sami
ATMs and POST OFFICE – in Sami
TOURIST OFFICE – in Sami
Our Visitor’s Book is a great place to find recommendations from past guests. Please add your names, comments and ‘good finds’ to The Walnut Tree Visitor’s Book.