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  Kefallinia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It used to be the fastest-growing part of Greece, with a growth rate of 35% to 40% in 10 years and reaching 30,000 in the 1990s.
Kefallonia is located in the heart of an earthquake zone.
One is Aghia Panagia in Markopoulo to the southeast, and the other is on the road between Argostoli and Michata, on a small plain surrounded by mountains.
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 Kefallinia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Location: 20,5 E or 20' 30 E, and 38.2 and 38.3 or 38' 12 and 38'18 N. The Island is named after Cephalus, some think its an island with a head, because the island's name and Cephalus comes from the Greek word for "head".
One that is Aghia Panagia in Markopoulo to the southeast, and the other near Argostoli on a small plain that is surrounded by mountains, and near Michata.
Odysseus was said by Homer to be the leader of the "Kefallinians", which is often offered as an explanation on why modern habitants of those two islands are so keen on travelling to other countries.
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 Kefallonia: About the Island
Kefallonia, or Cephalonia, is the largest of the Ionians, the string of islands to the west of mainland Greece and the Peloponessos, favored by many for their proximity to Italy and the rest of Europe and the lack of Meltemi winds in the summer.
It is a green island, not as wet as Corfu to the north but rich in vegetation and in the spring the hills and fields are alive in a variety of wildflowers.
The main influences of Kefallonia, like the rest of the Ionian islands is Italian since the Venetians controlled it for almost 300 years.
www.greektravel.com /greekislands/kefallonia/page2.html   (1698 words)

 Kefalonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kefalonia, also known as Cephallenia, Cephallania, Cephallonia, Kefallinia, or Kefallonia (Ancient Greek: Κεφαλληνία; Modern Greek: Κεφαλλονιά or Κεφαλονιά), is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece.
Location: 20°30' E, and between 38°12' and 38°18' N. The island is named after the mythological figure Cephalus, although some believe its name literally means "an island with a head", referring to the island's shape, because the name "Cephalus" is derived from the Greek word for "head".
It used to be the fastest-growing part of Greece, with a growth rate of 35% to 40% during the 1990s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kefallonia   (2122 words)

 Discover Kefallonia, Cefallonia
Kefallonia is a green island, not as wet as Corfu to the north but rich in vegetation and in the spring the hills and fields are alive in a variety of wildflowers.
Like Zakynthos to the south, Kefallonia is a nesting ground for the loggerhead turtles which lay their eggs on the southern beaches in June, and the Mediterranean Monk Seal, the rarest of seals and one of the six most endangered mammals in the world.
Argostoli is the capital of the island, a new city which was built after an earthquake destroyed the old one in 1953, not the first time the island has been hit and probably not the last.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Kefallonia/kefallonia-discover.html   (1316 words)

 Markopoulo (Kefallonia), Greece - TheBestLinks.com - Kefallinia, Poros, Mount Ainos, Argostoli, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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Markopoulo (Greek: Ancient/Katharevousa:, Μάρκοπουλο Modern: Μάρκοπουλον) is a village founded in the southeast part of Kefallinia.
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 The Ellada Site - Ionian islands - Kefalonia - Cephalonia
With the island of Ithaca (Itháki) and smaller nearby islands, it forms the nomós (prefecture or department) of Kefallinía in modern Greece.
In 1797 France briefly possessed it, and in 1809 it was taken by the British, who established a protectorate over the Ionian Islands by the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1815).
Close to Argostólion are the ruins of Cranii and the Venetian castle of St. George (Hagios Georgios).
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 sightseeings of kefalonia island of eptaneses complex in greece
Setting off from the capital of the island, with northeast direction, in a distance of 8 km, we come across the village of Travliata, which stands under the fortress of Ag.Georgios and it is the gate of the fertile plain of Livathous.
Today it is famous as one of the most touristic centres of Kefallonia, with big streets, squares and a pine forest that surrounds the village.
In Poros it operates an intellectual centre, in a traditional building, with exibitions of painting and music nights.To the edge of the lake Akolis was found a Mycenae Grave of 13th century and on the top of the mountain is located the historical Monastery of Atrou of 13th century with his marvelous medieval quadrilateral castle.
www.greek-tourism.gr /kefalonia/diadromes1UK.htm   (741 words)

 Phenomena on Kefalonia
Markopoulo is internationally known for a unique phenomenon that coincides with festivities in honour of the Virgin Mary and Child Panayia' on August 15th.
The original church of Panayia of Langouvarda was burned in the war during 1945 and its remains destroyed in the earthquake of 1953.
It is said that the snakes fail to appear only when the island is in distress, as they did during the German occupation of the island and the earthquakes of 1953.
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 Attica Travel Guide: Hotel Reservations, Restaurants, Nightlife, Maps, Transportation, Articles, and Things To Do in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It's the southernmost point of mainland Greece and is surrounded by the Saronic Gulf and the Aegean Sea.
The peninsula ends to the south at Cape Sounio, where the ruins of the tranquil Temple of Poseidon are found.
Heading north along the coast you come upon a number of resorts such as Mati, Agios Andreas, and Nea Makri, where a large number of Athenians gather in the summer for their vacations and weekends.
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 Vacations in Kefalonia
Kefalonia is the largest island of the Ionian Sea, and the 6th in size of all Greek islands.
Nowadays the phenomenon has disappeared, most probably because the unstoppable movement of the underwater masses has stabilized the base of the rocks, but there are still people that remember the rocks moving (the writer's grandfather had seen it with his own eyes).
Then, it’s the phenomenon of the water’s route under the island, which is described in the Photo Album of our site, as well as the phenomenon of the appearance of little snakes at the church of Panagia in Markopoulo (which is also mentioned at the Photo Album).
www.pkt.gr /kefalonia-vacations.htm   (734 words)

 Cephalonia,Kefalonia, holidays, travel, information,
It is an island of many miracles: on the day of the Virgin Mary, the 15th of August snakes come into the village Markopoulo, blessing the Church of Our Lady with their presence.There is a flower on the island that only blossoms on this day.
The patron saint Gerasimos' well preserved body is sometimes said to have seaweed on his feet - local folklore has it that he visits his friends St. Spyridon and Nectarios on the neighbouring island Zakynthos (Zante) and Corfu.
Myrtos is probably the most photographed beach in Greece but the road down to it is so steep and winding that no bus can take you there, so you'll have to either walk all the way or rent your own vehicle.
www.in2greece.com /english/places/summer/islands/cephalonia.htm   (1434 words)

 beach hotels mainland greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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 Kefalonia island , Cepholonia Greece
Also worth seeing is the unique phenomenon in the village of Markopoulo in the southeast of the island, where every year on 15 August during the celebrations of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary hundreds of harmless snakes with the shape of a cross on their heads appear by the local church and bell-tower.
Often on the island you will find ruins of houses or even whole villages, which were abandoned by the inhabitants after an earthquake and only a few metres away new houses or a new village stands, full of life as if nothing has happened.
The local "Korgalenios" library, one of the largest in Greece, is also interesting.
www.corfutoday.com /ionian-islands/kefalonia-island.htm   (491 words)

 Kefalonia Greece | holiday travel guides to the Greek island Kefalonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Places worth visiting include the Historical and Cultural Museum, some say the best in Greece, which is filled with memorabilia of a pre-earthquake city when it was sophisticated, fashionable and a noted centre of culture.
With Lefkas to the north and Zakynthos to the south the island is firmly on the tourist map.
The many olive groves and vineyards (Kefalonia boasts some of the best wine in Greece) are testimony to the islanders' reliance on agriculture before the relatively recent arrival of the tourist.
www.greekisland.co.uk /kefalonia/kefalonia.htm   (6950 words)

 realholidayguides.com Kefalonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kefalonia is dominated by a range of wooded hills and one of the highest mountains in Greece (Mount Aenos 1628 M around 5,350 ft).
One of the natural 'halls' in the rock has perfect acoustics and is occasionally used for music concerts.
In August every year the village of Markopoulo becomes home to thousands of harmless snakes which disappear into the local church as part of their migratory ritual.
www.realholidayguides.com /kefalonia.htm   (361 words)

 astoria travel dates of Greek customs and traditions organising tours following the Greek traditions.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Vigorous celebrations held in Patras(the Bourboulia), Naousa, Veria, Kozani, Xanthi, Serres, Skyros, Chios (at Mesta, Olimbi, and Thymiana), Poligyros, Kefallonia, Zakynthos, Messini, Agiassos on Lesvos, Karpathos, Amfissa, Galaxidi, Thebes, Efxinoupolis (Volos), Lamia, Agia Anna (Evia), Crete (Heraklion and Rethymnon) and Athens with chariot parades on the last Sunday and the burning of the leading chariot.
In some region of Greece such as Crete, this ceremony is accompanied by the burning of effigies of Judas Iscariot.
and at the village of Markopoulo on the island of Cephalonia at the church yard, small harmless snakes bearing a small fl cross on their head appear.
www.astoria.gr /sundries/dates.htm   (1894 words)

 Kefalonia's Hot Spots
These structures are called Cyclopean walls and were built in Greece since primeval times.
These vast blocks of rocks are placed one on top of the other without mortar and it is the sheer weight, building technique and design that keep these giants in place.
Some say it's a miracle, whilst others believe the wet damp route that runs from the fresh water spring in Arginia down the ravine to Markopoulo is a migratory path.
kefhelm.tripod.com /2ndSiteNewLayout/hotspots/hotspots.htm   (3860 words)

 Markopoulo - TheBestLinks.com - Disambig, Markopoulo (Kefallonia), Greece, Markopoulo (Athens), ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Markopoulo - TheBestLinks.com - Disambig, Markopoulo (Kefallonia), Greece, Markopoulo (Athens),...
There are communities that have the name Markopoulo in Greece (before the 1970s, Markopoulon):
This is a disambiguation page, i.e., a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
www.thebestlinks.com /Markopoulo.html   (104 words)

 Ithaki- Kefallonia
But Kefalonia was named after Kefallanes, a tribe from western Greece.
On 15 August, the feast of the Assumption, so it is said, serpents with fl crosses on their skins appear for the day only to be gone next morning.
Beyond Markopoulo there are attractive views across the sea to Zakynthos.
www.mcm.aueb.gr /ment/spetses/Koutsompogera-Manolopoulou/Ithaki.htm   (982 words)

 Greece Guide, Greece travel guide, Greece holidays, Greece islands, greek islands, Santorini, Santorini island, greek ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Villa dei Sogni appeals to people with a fine taste who look for a special quality when it comes to their holiday.
It is located near one of the most beautiful beaches of South Kefallonia, in Katelios village, which is famous for its fish taverns.
Every year on the 15th of August, a miracle happens in Markopoulo village (2 km.
www.touristorama.com /05/KefaloniaDiamoniVillaDeiSogni2_e.html   (163 words)

 MIRACLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Has anyone heard of that church in Greece where once a year these snakes come out of the shrubs and they all slither into the church which is celebrating it's Saint's Day...
The church of Virgin Mary in Markopoulo I built where a female monastery, destroyed by the Turks, used to be.
I have relo's at Kefallonia, non religious btw, who swear by it.
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 List of postal codes in Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here are list of postal codes in Greece.
3 300s: Central Greece, the Sporades and Lefkada
105: Athens, near the National Bank of Greece and Kotzia Square, central part
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_postal_codes_in_Greece   (686 words)

 Kefalonia - Cephallonia Night Life Greece - Greek Holiday - IndigoGuide Travel
The popular resort area of Lassi, south of Argostoli, is chockfull of lively music bars which throb till the small hours in high season.
Local festivals include the Feast of Saint Gerasimos on August 16th in honour of the saint whose preserved body lies in the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos to the south east of Argostoli.
On August 15th there's the rather bizarre Assumption of the Virgin Festival in the village of Markopoulo in the south east corner of the island.
www.indigoguide.com /greece/kefallonia-night-life.htm   (626 words)

 Rent a Car Crete Greece - Ionian Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The February/March pre-Lenten Carnival is a particularly big deal on Kefallonia and Zakynthos, with all the expected feasting, dancing and mayhem.
Greek Easter (March-April) is huge everywhere in Greece but particularly so on Corfu, where the mummified body of the town's patron saint, Saint Spyridon, is given an airing on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.
Assumption (15 August) is an important religious festival throughout the islands, though the most bizarre of the Assumption festivities would have to be the phenomenon of the Virgin's snakes in Markopoulo on Kefallonia.
www.elite-rentacar.gr /index.asp?pageid=105&langid=en&rentacar=Ionian_Islands   (385 words)

 Kefalonia - Phantis
Kefalonia also known as Cephallenia, Kefallinia, or Kefallonia (Ancient Greek: Κεφαλλήνια; Modern Greek: Κεφαλλονιά or Κεφαλονιά), is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece.
In 1864, Kefalonia and the southern half of the Ionian Islands become a full part of the Greece.
In World War II, the island was occupied by Axis forces.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Kefallonia   (1579 words)

 List of postal codes in Greece - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
List of postal codes in Greece - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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 Science Fair Projects - Kefallinia
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Kefalonia also known as Cephalonia, Kefallinia, or Cefalonia (Ancient Greek: Κεφαλλήνια Modern Greek: Κεφαλλονιά), is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece.
In 1861, Kefalonia and the southern half of the Ionian Islands become a full part of the Kingdom of Greece, which later became a republic.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Kefallinia   (1657 words)

 Greece Team Colors
Blue & White 1983 A.O. Iraklis Proonnon Tzannata [Kefallonia]........
Purple & White 1993 A.O. Ikosmias Vlachata Kefallonia..................
Their Goal was to liberate Greece from the Turks [Greek Revolution that started 1821] Smyrni = modern day Izmir Spitha = Spark Syndesmos = Union [Club] Synora = Border Talos = or Kalos.
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 Markopoulo Community: GTP Business directory
A village built on a rise with a superb panoramic view.
Each year around mid-August in Markopoulo the snakes of the Panagia make their appearance.
These are small harmless snakes which have the sign of the cross on their heads.
www.gtp.gr /TDirectoryDetails.asp?Id=21951   (124 words)

 Rent a Car Crete Greece - Ionian Islands
Candlelit processions take place in towns and villages throughout the Ionians on Good Friday, and the next evening's Resurrection Mass is marked by fireworks and more candlelit processions.
Saint Spyridon's remains are taken for another jaunt around Corfu Town on 11 August, St Spyridon's Day, and marching bands, community leaders and packs of people throng the city's streets.
Cultural pursuits are highlighted in July and August, with Kefallonia's cultural festival and art exhibitions, Lefkada's International Festival of Literature and Art and the Paxos Festival of Music.
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