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I would love to spend my time in Kefalonia hopping from bakery to bakery! What desserts do you recommend for someone who has a sweet tooth? Thanks :)
 
I am not sure which desserts might be good in Kefalonia, but here is a good list of Greek desserts to try when you visit Greece :)

 
There are great desserts everywhere and most Greek bakeries have a combination of the tried and true favorites like baklava, and some more innovative offerings. While in Kefalonia consider trying desserts like baklava, kouloura (traditional cookies), and whatever else you see in the bakeries that capture your attention. You really can't go wrong!
 
So, my mother would make this cookie called the Mandola (almost cookie). It is from her side I think I might have Kefalonian roots. Anyway, when I was in Kefalonia a long time ago, I seem to recall the cookie was all over the island. I didn't make the connection at the time that this could be some evidence for my family being from Kefalonia. I have since been to other parts of Greece and I don't see this cookie as much. While on the island, consider eating this cookie, it's delicious! Of course, I like my mom's better (haha, isn't that always the way?!)
 
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So, my mother would make this cookie called the Mandola (almost cookie). It is from her side I think I might have Kefalonian roots. Anyway, when I was in Kefalonia a long time ago, I seem to recall the cookie was all over the island. I didn't make the connection at the time that this could be some evidence for my family being from Kefalonia. I have since been to other parts of Greece and I don't see this cookie as much. While on the island, consider eating this cookie, it's delicious! Of course, I like my mom's better (haha, isn't that always the way?!)
I love Mandolas!! These are so great, especially when they're made with real almonds and not the fake tasting almond extract
 
So, my mother would make this cookie called the Mandola (almost cookie). It is from her side I think I might have Kefalonian roots. Anyway, when I was in Kefalonia a long time ago, I seem to recall the cookie was all over the island. I didn't make the connection at the time that this could be some evidence for my family being from Kefalonia. I have since been to other parts of Greece and I don't see this cookie as much. While on the island, consider eating this cookie, it's delicious! Of course, I like my mom's better (haha, isn't that always the way?!)
Do you have the recipe for Mandola? Cannot seem to find one
 
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I don't have a recipe but the ingredients are : Sugar, Almond, Caramel (sugar - glucose - honey), Lemon juice, Butter
I believe the are originals from Kefalonia.
They are candied almonds, I don't think " dessert" is a correct description.
 
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I don't have a recipe but the ingredients are : Sugar, Almond, Caramel (sugar - glucose - honey), Lemon juice, Butter
I believe the are originals from Kefalonia.
They are candied almonds, I don't think " dessert" is a correct description.
I see, im googling some images now... are the candied almonds red?
 
Yes mostly red but not always .
 

Seeing the Venetian Influence of Kefalonia?

I'm planning a trip to Kefalonia and I'm particularly interested in exploring the island's Venetian heritage. I've read that the Venetians left a significant mark on Kefalonia's architecture and culture, and I'd love to experience this aspect of the island during my visit.

Could anyone recommend specific sites or towns where I can see the best examples of Venetian influence? I'm also interested in any historical insights or guided tours that focus on this period. Additionally, tips on local foods or festivals that reflect Venetian traditions would be great!

Any advice on how to make the most of this cultural exploration would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

Turtles question about Kefalonia

I'm planning an upcoming trip to the beautiful island of Kefalonia and I've heard quite a bit about the turtles that can be seen around the island. 🐢💦

Being a wildlife lover, I'd be thrilled to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat! I have a few questions and would greatly appreciate insights from those who have visited or are knowledgeable about the local wildlife:
  1. What is the best time of year to observe turtles in Kefalonia?
  2. Are there specific locations where sightings are more common?
  3. Do local conservation efforts support safe viewing that won't disrupt the turtles' natural behavior?
Anything you have to share will be helpful!

Information and Advice about Wine Tasing in Kefalonia

I've heard Kefalonia has some fantastic wineries and unique wines, but I would love to get some recommendations from those who have been there or are familiar with the area.

What are some must-visit wineries in Kefalonia? Are there any specific wine tours or tasting experiences you would recommend? Also, what local wines should I make sure to try while I'm there?

Looking forward to your suggestions and any tips you might have for making the most out of a wine-tasting adventure on this stunning island.

Best beaches in Kefalonia for families?

I'm in the process of planning what I hope to be an unforgettable family vacation to the beautiful island of Kefalonia. With its stunning landscapes and inviting sea, I can't think of a better place to spend quality time with the family.

However, as we all know, not all beaches are created equal, especially when it comes to finding spots that are both beautiful and suitable for families. Factors like gentle waves, shallow waters, accessibility, and nearby facilities (such as restrooms and places to eat) can make all the difference in ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable day at the beach for both parents and kids.

I would greatly appreciate any recommendations you might have for beaches that fit this bill. Our family loves a mix of adventures and relaxation, so suggestions for beaches with a bit of both would be fantastic. Are there any particular spots that have captured your heart due to their beauty, safety, and family-friendly amenities?

Looking into Assos village on Kefalonia

I am researching Assos Village for a potential trip. From the pictures and descriptions, it seems like a stunning place with its quaint houses, beautiful harbor, and the impressive Venetian Fortress. I would love to get some firsthand insights from those who have visited or locals who know the area well.
  1. Best Time to Visit: When would you say is the ideal time to visit Assos? I’m looking to avoid the crowds but still enjoy good weather.
  2. Must-Do Activities: Are there specific attractions or activities that are a must? I'm interested in both the popular spots and some hidden gems.
  3. Local Cuisine: Any recommendations for local eateries or dishes I should not miss? I'm eager to try authentic local cuisine.
  4. Accommodation Tips: Can anyone suggest cozy, ideally located places to stay in or near Assos Village?
  5. Transportation: What’s the best way to get around? Is renting a car necessary, or is there ample public transportation?
  6. Cultural Etiquette: Are there any local customs or etiquette I should be aware of during my visit?
  7. Day Trips: Finally, are there any easy day trips from Assos that are worth taking?
I appreciate any advice or stories you’re willing to share! My goal is to make the most of my visit and experience Assos Village authentically.
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