Join us on the luxurious, spacious Lady O for an unforgettable day out. Our most popular trip is the 'BBQ Cruise' which shows off two wonderful Kefalonian beaches and it's crystal clear waters. You may be lucky enough to see turtles and dolphins on the way! The sea air will open your appetite ready for our BBQ lunch on the beach with wine included. We offer a variety of trips and are also available for private hire. Please look at our other cruises for further details.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Kefalonia by Anna

Kefalonia Cruise Enalios finally had the pleasure of meeting Anna Votsi of kefaloniabyanna.com when she recently joined us on board the Lady O.




The summer was all hands on deck for the Lady O crew. With an ever growing list of jobs to do that would have to wait until the busy period had passed, it was not until now that we have been able to think about networking with local people, businesses and check who had linked their website to ours.

We wanted to thank them and see how we could work more closely with them in the future. As the website administrator/media promoter it was my job to find out who they were.

To my pleasant surprise I found that Kefalonia Cruise Enalios had been featured on Anna's website for some time when it was better known as Enalios Cruises. What a wonderful surprise.
Not only was it great to see the Lady O featured on Anna's website, I was also inspired by her website.

The layout was easy to navigate, it had a good balance between script and images and as Anna had studied Film Making and worked for 7 years in London and 11 years in Athens on big events, concerts and plays, she sure did have an eye for taking good photos and videos that were all her original material.

Her website features the villas that she proposes, and also features a variety of activities (including ours), attractions and tours you could choose from while visiting the island. Unlike other tourist guides, Anna's website includes her personal views. She even listed helpful/emergency telephone numbers (I wrote them down for future reference......you never know when you might need them!)

As intended I contacted Anna, introduced myself and thanked her for featuring Enalios Cruise on her website. I explained the name had been revamped and that Nicos was Dennis's new partner. It so happened that she and Dennis had spoken several times over the years. He had invited her to come on a cruise with the intention that Anna would update her website and do a full feature of the Lady O, but for one reason or another it never happened.

So...............I invited her to join us for the last cruise of the season. To my delight she accepted. I couldn't wait to tell Dennis and he was equally delighted. And so that is how it happened to be that two days later Dennis, Nicos and the rest of the crew got to meet Anna (In my mind a local celebrity!).

No sooner had she arrived and introduced herself, Anna had her camera out and was snapping away! She continued to do this throughout the day.



A wonderful day was had by all on the final final final cruise of the season (we had 3 so called final cruises!).

I asked Anna if she was from Kefalonia and how her website came to be. She put her camera down just long enough to tell me her story.

Originally from Athens, Anna explained that even from a young age she had wanted to leave busy city life and live on a quiet, unspoilt island.

Years later, she encountered a Kefalonian origin classmate from primary school and fell in love with him and Kefalonia. They had a child together and so they moved to Kefalonia for a quieter life and to raise their son.

While Anna had taken a break to raise her son and enjoy a more agricultural life and activities, she had the luck to be offered by Stamoulis family a great opportunity to manage their villas.

Until then the only experience Anna had of tourism, was being a tourist herself, travelling around the worlds and in Greece. Soon she realised that guests had many similar questions and requests, and so she decided to create a page to gather all the information she was collecting as well as her photos and videos, as her hobby. And so the kefaloniabyanna.com was born!

Even though the relationship with her sons father ended, her strong love of the island made her stay. Recently she received a European grant to support her website and now this has turned into a full time job but always remains a hobby too.

She describes her decision to stay in Kefalonia as being;

'The best decision of my life!'



To our delight Anna thoroughly enjoyed the day and was just as enthusiastic to work with us and we were to work with her.



'​I had a great day, a special experience that filled my heart with beautiful, unique images and a great vibe and service from all the crew! ' Anna Votsi

Kefalonia Cruise are excited to see the final version of the Lady O featured on Anna's website kefaloniabyanna.com. Being the talented (yet ever so humble) lady that she is I have no doubt in my mind that it will do us proud

Keep a look out for her blog on her day out on the Lady O ........on 'Kefalonia by Anna'

Thank you Anna for joining us on board the Lady O.............Let's Cruise together!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

OXI Day - 28th October

Today is a very special date for Greek people all over the world. 
28th October - Oxi day (pronounced 'Ohi', which translated means 'NO' day) is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and Greek communities all over.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Happy Saint Gerasimos Day

Greece celebrates many religious festivals throughout the year based on the Orthodox calendar. Some celebrations are the same throughout all of the Greek islands however each island also has it's own religious celebrations.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Going Naked!

Naturism has always been a touchy subject however more and more people are admitting that wearing clothing is actually a bit of a chore! Not having to decide what to wear is one less thing to worry about and a very liberating experience. Most people have been skinny dipping (secretly) and enjoyed it!................or it's on their 'to do' list!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Learning Italian!

Buongiorno, mi chiamo Eleni!! I had always known that Kefalonia was a popular destination to our Italian neighbours, but after spending the summer on the Lady O with Dennis and Nicos I realised that although there were many Greeks, English, Norwegians and Dutch people, actually most of their custom was from the Italians.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Welcome Back to Blighty hey!

The season is not quite over but I am back in the UK for a wedding. Within hours of my return I was sitting on the M25 in traffic in the rain! Welcome back to Blighty hey!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Sea Turtles of Kefalonia

When out on the Lady O on our daily cruises we frequently see turtles and sometimes dolphins. It's always exciting and beautiful to see them in their natural environment. Our passengers gather, trying to get a closer look so they can take photos. We slow down and wait in case the turtle blesses us again and pops its head up out of the ocean, but we don't chase them. We wait patiently.