News & Events
We are pleased to invite you to participate to an event about the threat of ‘ghost fishing’ organized by the environmental conservation organization Healthy Seas in collaboration with…read more
On Saturday, July the 25th 2020, at 19:00 p.m. it will take place the holding of a conference entitled: "Aenos National Park: Dark Sky Parks - Light Pollution…read more
Kefalonia – Ithaca Geopark in collaboration with Argostoli Hunters’ Association announces the organization of the annual informative excursion on oregano edible aromatic plant on Sunday…read more
The island of Kefalonia is known for its richness in archaeological and cultural history and biodiversity (leading to the proclamation of Mount Aenos as a Natural Park), as well as for its geological diversity, compared to an active geological laboratory, located in the most tectonically active location of Europe. The geological formations, the large number of faults -several of which are active- and the great earthquakes and seismicity, caves and karst formations, mount Aenos, and the special marine environment creating a geological pattern like a "mosaic with all the specifications requested to become a Geopark, within which plenty of geotopes and several geodetic routes could be defined. Except the islands of Kefalonia & Ithaca, the Geopark includes the inner Ionian Archipelago with its steep coastlines, clearly depicting the geology of the area, and the coastal caves.
According Deputy Regional Governor’s Decision No 85174/19590/03.10.2016, the GEOPARK of Kefalonia & Ithaca has been established; the main responsible is the MANAGEMENT BODY OF AENOS NATIONAL PARK, with its headquarters located at the Center of Environmental Education at Koutavos lagoon and the Coordination Body (CB) consisting of the following agencies: the Management Body of Aenos National Park, the Region of Ionian Islands, Municipalities of Argostoli, Sami, Lixouri, Ithaca, Museum of Natural History of Kefalonia & Ithaca, Kefalonia Forest Service, Ephorate of Paleoanthropology – Speleology, Ephorate of Antiquities of Kefalonia, Municipal Port Fund of Kefalonia & Ithaca, local Hoteliers Association, United Agricultural Cooperative and Farmers Organization.