Kefalonia Beaches: The beautiful beaches of the island of Kefalonia,
MYRTOS Myrtos is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of the Ionian Islands and has therefore become the trademark of Kefalonia. It is an impressive golden sandy beach located in the north of Argostoli.
It attracts thousands of visitors every year. It is not surprising that it is one of Greece’s most photographed places. The beach is surrounded by vertical rock cliffs and the water looks as if the blue colour of the sea was mixed with bleaching water.
The beach has a snack-bar and offers sun beds and umbrellas rentals.
Antisamos is one of the most beautiful Kefalonia beaches. It is a pebble beach situated near the village of Sami, 22 km from the island’s capital. It is a beautiful place, with turquoise waters lying at the feet of some impressive green hills.
The beach of Agia Efimia is situated 9 km from Sami and 31 km from the island’s capital. It is a large white pebbles beach in front of a nice village and resort. Many others small beaches are located in this area. The village has a number of hotels, shops, taverns and cafes, situated for most of them around the quayside.
Lassi is the nearest resort from the island’s capital, Argostoli. The resort has some of the most beautiful beaches of Kefalonia, some of them, awarded with the Blue Flag for their cleanliness. The resort has a main street plenty of hotels, shops, restaurants and bars.
The beaches of the area are: Tourkopodaro, Platys Gialos, Makris Gialos and Paliostafida.
Platys Gialos and Makris Gialos are the most famous of the area. Both beaches have been awarded with the Blue Flag and are very well organised. The beach offers sun beds rentals and some water sports facilities.
The beach attracts thousand of visitors every year for its natural beauty. It has a snack bar.
AMMES, AVITHOS AND AI HELIS
This 3 beaches are situated in the southwest of the island, just a couple of km from the capital, in the area of Svoronata. Even if it is only few minutes from the airport, the area is peaceful, covered with beautiful vegetation. Svoronata is also the name of the village situated a couple of kilometres from these beaches.
Ammes is a nice sandy beach and many accommodations are located around it. The beach has a snack-bar. Avithos is a sandy beach overlooked by two tavernas and Ai Helis, the third beach of the area, is a large sandy beach with a snack-bar and some sun beds.
Assos is situated on the west side of the island, 36 km from the capital. It is not one of the good beaches of the island but the area really worth seeing. It is a pebble beach with clear waters. Assos is considered as one of the most picturesque villages of the island. The verdant surroundings are beautiful, dominated by the ruins of a 16th century Venetian castle. A couple of tavernas are perched on the quay side and overlook the charming little bay.
Xi beach is situated a couple of kilometres away from the town of Lixouri.
It is a nice long beach of fine orange/red sand with some accommodations and snack-bars.
The beach is well organised with sun beds and umbrellas rentals. It also offers water sports facilities.
Agios Thomas is the nearest beach from the village of Karavados. The road that leads to the beach stops just above it and next to a tavern.
The place has two beaches. The first, just bellow the tavern, is a small sandy beach. The second, at the left, is much larger. To reach it, the visitor must walk trough a rocky slab. Near the slab is a comfortable snack-bar offering shadow and a nice view over the small bay.
HORGOTTA It is a small pebble beach that was used in the film “Captain’s Corelli Mandolin”. The beach has a picturesque wooden jetty and deep crystal waters. The surroundings are beautiful with plenty of olive trees offering their shade.
Lourdas is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. It is a long beach of white coarse sand and pebbles. It has clear crystal waters and beautiful surroundings with Mount Ainos as a background. It is an organised beach with sun beds and umbrellas rentals, some tavernas and shops. The area also offers many kinds of accommodations.
Megas Lakos is a beach situated a couple of km from the town of Lixouri.
It is very similar to the beach of Xi.
Lepeda is situated 2 km south from the town of Lixouri. It is an orange/red
sandy beach backed by some tavernas.