5 Best Kefalonia Beaches

The coastal area of the island of Kefalonia is 254 km and with its spectacular beaches that are among the largest, picturesque and clean in all Greece. The coasts of Kefalonia offer a true paradise for lovers of sandy beaches and no shortage of beautiful bays ideal for snorkeling.

5. Skala Beach

Talking about the latter, Skala beach is a long sandy beach surrounded by lush green and rocky hills, boasting an exotic setting. Although it often gets crowded during the summer, there are several more private spots, for those who like seclusion.

4. Platia Ammos Beach

Platia Ammos is one of the most impressive beaches of Kefalonia.  This beach amazes every visitor with its natural beauty, which landscape is quite similar to this of Myrtos and Petani but far more unspoilt and peaceful. The beach offers no facilities such as beach bars, taverns, sunbeds or umbrellas. It is surrounded by huge cliffs that create a fascinating backdrop. Situated close to the Monastery of Kipoureon, in the peninsula of Paliki, Platia Ammos was accessible only by boat. Today, about 280 steps have been carved on the cliff side leading down to this lovely beach. The area is an ideal place for relaxation. The water needs extra caution since it is very deep.

3. Foki Beach

Foki is a beautiful beach in North Kefalonia, situated at the starting point of cosmopolitan Fiscardo. You will love its blue and green sea watercolours and the natural shade from oak and olive trees. The rich coastal cypress, perennial pines, oaks and arbutus trees forest, of the Erisos peninsula of Fiscardo reaches right down to the shore. The cleanliness of the waters is proved by the seaweeds families that grow in the depths of these waters, such as the Poseidonia seaweed which cannot survive in more than 1% of pollution. Many travellers have said about Foki beach is like swimming in a fairy-tale lake.

2. Antisamos Beach

Antisamos is one of the beaches that fascinates most visitors to Kefalonia. On the way to the bay, the view is breath-taking and once you arrive at the beach there is more fantastic scenery.

The landscape has distinctive natural beauty, it consists of turquoise waters and a marvellous surrounding of green hills and lush vegetation that almost grows into the sea. The water is perfectly clear and full of fish.

Antisamos has gained worldwide recognition from the Hollywood movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”, where some of the scenes were filmed.

1. Myrtos Beach

The beautiful Myrtos beach is located in the north-west of the island of Kefalonia, nestled between the high cliffs of two mountains, Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros. It is one of the most scenic beaches in Greece, with its 1.5km long arch of sparkling white pebbles and turquoise waters.

It is a wide beach of very white round pebbles, bathed by a sea of incredible transparency, reminiscent of the Caribbean beaches. It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Kefalonia and is included in the ranking of the 30 most beautiful beaches in the world. In fact, it attracts thousands of visitors to the island of Kefalonia every year.

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