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     paul_sam_13: Just a note to say we have just come back from a fab 7 days at Astra Village. The place is amazing, the staff are the nicest people you could meet.. they all speak english to a high standard..especially the 2 or 3 ladies on reception.
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     adam k: although we didnt stay here the staff were very helpful & tried to solve our problems.internet, trips & bike hire available here... we def would stay here if in kefalonia again. the astra restaurant is good for lunchtime snacks
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182   Churches and Monasteries
Information about Panayia Lagouvarda, Saint Andreas Monastery, Kipouria Monastery, Sissia Monastery, Saint Spyridon, Aghia Paraskevi, St Gerassimos, St Barbara's Monastery, Church of the Virgin and The Metropolis.
 
       
62   Cuisine
Kefalonian cuisine is rich in the flavours of the Mediterranean. Specialties consist of local ingredients found on the island, especially olives, lemons, vegetables, tomatoes and fish. Many dishes hark back to the days when cooks put all the ingredients in a single pot and left it to simmer all day.
 
68   Historical Writing
William Turner was a British diplomat and author. In 1811 he was sent to the British Embassy in Constantinople. While there he visited most of the Ottoman Empire, as well as the Greek islands and mainland. This extract tells of his stay in Kefalonia and is taken from Journal of a Tour in the Levant, published in 1820.
 
       
71   Olives
The history, cultivation and production of olives and olive oil. This section includes some fascinating olive-related trivia. For instance, did you know that olive oil is an antidote for ammonia poisoning? You will also find a video showing olive oil production in Kefalonia.
 
       
69   Museums
Among Kefalonia's museums you will find exhibitions of Archaeology, Byzantine Art, Natural History, Folklore and Olives.
 
       
75   Language
It's surprising how a little Greek will enhance your stay here. If you can offer a few words, even the most simple greetings, you will receive in return an even more enthusiastic welcome. This section contains the Greek alphabet and a few words and phrases that you might find useful.
 
       
169   Odysseus
Odysseus was a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. Odysseus also plays a key role in Homer's Iliad and other works in the Epic Cycle.
 
       
77   Wine
Vine cultivation on Kefalonia dates back at least 3,500 years and, according to Homer’s Odyssey, Laertes bestowed 50 different grape varieties on his son, Odysseus. Today, 48 of these varieties are still cultivated in Kefalonia's vineyards, the most well-known of which is Robola, one of the finest Greek white wines.
 
       
170   HMS Perseus
On the night of 6 December 1941, the submarine HMS Perseus was patrolling the straights between Kefalonia and Zakynthos when suddenly a tremendous explosion shuddered the submarine from stem to stern. She had struck an Italian mine. What followed is is probably the single most remarkable survival story to come out of WWII. This page includes an underwater video of the wreck.
 
       
175   The 1953 Earthquake
In 1953 one of the world’s most powerful earthquakes destroyed the islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos and affected the islands of Lefkas and Ithaka. Included on this page is some contemporary news footage.
 
       
   Traditional Arts and Customs
The Kefalonians love to sing, dance and drink wine – they need little excuse to get together and have fun, accompanied by the traditional music and dances learnt from their parents and grandparents.
 

Address: Hotel Suites & Spa - Svoronata Ammes - Kefalonia, Greece
T (+30) 26710 42335-6 - F (+30) 26710 42337 | Email: info@astra-village.gr

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