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Kefalonia beach guide

The Which Greek Island Kefalonia beach guide offers an in depth look at some of the best beaches in Kefalonia.

Popular tourist beaches in Kefalonia

The main tourist beaches are unsuprisingly based around the tourist resorts, those being Makris Gialos and Platis Gialos which are both close to Lassi as well as Skala beach and Lourdas. All of these beaches have great facilities and if you just want to spend a few hours at the beach, maybe try some water sports or simply top up your tan on the loungers whilst sipping a cold Mythos then these would be the perfect tourist beaches for you.

Secluded Kefalonia beaches

If you want to get away from the crowds of the above beaches then why not check out Koroni or Kaminia (Mounda). Both are found on the south west corner of Kefalonia island, both are easily comutable from Skala and both are free from the mass crowds.

Picturesque beaches in Kefalonia

This ones easy, go and soak in the views at Myrtos, easily one of the most photogenic beaches in Greece with it’s white pebbles and stunning turquoise waters you’re sure to love it. Another option is Foki, it’s another pebble beach but this ones surrounded by Olive trees giving a wonderful sense of isolation. Foki is up in the north of Kefalonia so a great option is to combine it with a visit to Fiskardo.

Sandy Kefalonia beaches

This is where Kefalonia excels, there’s a wealth of good sandy beaches, the best of which are on the west coast, with the most popular ones been found at Lassi, Skala and Lourdas with quieter ones dotted about in between.

Pebble beaches in Kefalonia

For those that don’t like getting covered in sand or simply prefer a pebble beach there are a number of good options and they are all around the north or north east of the island. Firstly, there’s the obvious choice of Myrtos. There’s also the huge Antisamos and tiny beaches of Foki or Assos.

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Agios Thomas

Agios Thomas is a small sandy beach on the south coast of Kefalonia. It’s not one of the main popular beaches on the island but as it’s so small it can feel a bit crowded, particularly at peak times in the summer, there are tavernas but no watersports.

Ammes

Ammes beach is in the south western part of Kefalonia, in the Svoronata area, right at the end of the airport runway. The sand slopes steeply before getting to the water line but then remains shallow for some distance out making it good for youngsters.

Antisamos

Antisamos beach is close to the resort of Sami on Kefalonias east coast it’s a pebble beach that has loungers out the front of the two tavernas. There are water sports including jetskis, banana boats, pedalos, canoeing, water skiing and many more.

Assos

Assos is a small bay with two beaches, a larger one with loungers and a smaller one without. The larger beach has taverans and shops running along the shore line where you can get drinks and snacks as well as a fresh meal.

Foki

Foki beach is a beautiful inlet just south of Fiskardo in Kefalonia, due to it’s location close to Fiskardo it is often called Foki Fiskardi Beach. It's a small beach with white pebbles surrounded by olive trees, there are no sun loungers and the only taverna is not on the beach itself.

Gradakia

Gradakia Beach is a small rocky inlet found at the northern end of the Lassi strip. Although Gradakia is a small beach it still crams in 3 rows of sun loungers which, when fully occupied makes the beach feel quite crowded.

Kalamia

Kalamia beach is a beautiful quiet cove and the most northerly of the Lassi beaches along the Fanari road. It never gets too busy and is usually very peaceful, facilities include sun beds with umbrellas and a small bar for drinks, snacks and lunch.

Kaminia

Kaminia beach, which is also known as Mounda Beach,is long, sandy and perfect for swimming, walking or sunbathing. It slopes gently into the sea, you can get out over 50m and still be able to touch the bottom so it’s really safe for youngsters.

Katelios

Katelios beach is mainly shingle with some stone and sand in places, particularly at the waters edge. It doen’t have the wealth of tourist facilities that you would find on the main Kefalonia beaches so it’s a welcome change to some but disappointing to others.

Koroni

Koroni beach is a gorgeous sandy cove that lies around the bay of Mounda in Kefalonia, not far from the resort of Skala. Koroni beach is surrounded by steep cliffs and lush vegetation. Access is via a difficult rocky road that takes you down to the beach.

Lepeda

Lepeda beach is situated just south of Lixouri in the Paliki peninsular of Kefalonia. Lepeda beach boasts a natural shallow pool area that’s perfect for kids to play in. The sand is soft, has an unusual red colour and the water is crystal clear.

Lourdas

Lourdas beach, otherwise known as Lourdata beach is one of the largest bays in Kefalonia and stretches over 2km, it has course sand and shingle. Lourdas bay is backed by Mount Aenos which gives it some of the most amazing scenery of any beach in Kefalonia.

Makris Gialos

Makris Gialos beach is a short walk from the main road in Lassi. Being close to one of the most popular tourist resorts, the shallow waters, golden sand and excellent facilities including sun loungers and water sports make it a very popular beach.

Minies

Minies beach, sometimes also known as Minia beach is a natural sandy beach found on the west coast of Kefalonia close to the northern end of the airport. Minies beach is ideal for children due to the soft golden sand and the shallow clear water.

Myrtos

Myrtos beach is that stunning picture post card beach that you’ve seen photographed from the winding roads above dozens of times and probably part of the reason why so many people go to Kefalonia. Myrtos is found on the west coast up in the north of the island.

Petani

Petani Beach is a sandy bay with pebbles around the shore line. It’s located on the west cost of Kefalonia, just north of Lixouri. It has a good number of sun loungers to hire mainly clustered around the beach side tavernas.

Platis Gialos

Platis Gialos beach is a continuation of Makris Gialos beach and just under a kilometre from Lassi. Platis Gialos is set in a gorgeous bay, surrounded by pine trees, sheer rock faces and vegetation, it has beautiful soft golden sand and transparent water.

Poros

Poros beach is a calm and pretty bay on the east coast of Kefalonia, on the edge of Poros village. It has sun loungers to hire, it's narrow and although not normally too bad it can feel busy at peak times, it has crystal clear waters and is made up of pebbles and shingle.

Skala

Skala is a massive beach that is both long and deep, it's surrounded by Pine trees and is mainly sand and shingle. There are a few tavernas along this stretch of coast to get food and drink during the long days spent taking in the gorgeous weather.

Trapezaki

Trapezaki beach is a narrow sand beach roughly half way between Argostoli and Skala on the south west coast of Kefalonia. There's a single taverna which has toilets and serves food and drinks as well as playing chill out style music.

Vatsa

Vatsa is a large sandy beach on the south coast of the Paliki peninsular it has a wooden shack taverna that’s ideal for a relaxed meal and a couple of drinks, there’s a few sun loungers and some shelters made from driftwood that gives the beach a rustic feel.

Vrachinari

Vrachinari beach is usually pretty deserted, there are a handful of sun loungers and a taverna at the rear of the beach, the sea stays shallow making it decent for kids but there are some rocks around the entrance to the sea and at either end of the beach so not ideal.

Xi

Xi beach is a popular stretch of coast just a few kilometres south of Lixouri on the south coast of the Paliki peninsular. Xi beach has soft red sand and plenty of water sports, beach side bars with great facilities including luxury loungers and umbrellas.

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