The largest island in the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is famous around the world for its large beaches with the exotic waters. In fact, Kefalonia beaches are among the most photographed spots of Greece. Sandy or pebbled, organized or secluded, the beaches in Kefalonia offer precious moments of relaxation during your holidays. Actually you’d better stay in a Kefalonia hotel by the sea, so that you reach the water any time of the day… or the night!
No doubt Myrtos is the most famous beach of Kefalonia. This large bay with the exotic deep blue water is surrounded by a high cliff. Located on the northern side of the island, about 10 min drive from the picturesque village of Assos, Myrtos can be reached driving down a steep hill. The coast has white pebbles, the water deepens quickly and at one side of the beach is a small cave. Only one part of Myrtos beach in Kefalonia is organized with sun beds, umbrellas and a small beach bar.
Antisamos beach is found on the eastern side of Kefalonia island, only 10 min drive from the port town of Sami. This is a large, white-pebbled beach surrounded by a green cliff, which is why the waters have this nice blue-green colour. Antisamos became world famous when scenes of the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin were filmed there (2001). Part of the beach is organized with sun lounges and umbrellas, while there is also a beach bar and a water sports centre with fun games.
The 3km beach of Skala is among the most impressive beaches in Kefalonia. Due to its large size, the beach has sandy and rocky parts, organized or remote. This beach is found in a walking distance from the tourist, seaside village of Skala with the many shops, restaurants and hotels. In fact, this place is among the best holiday resorts for families in Kefalonia island, Greece. Very impressive is also the crystal, exotic water of Skala beach.
Less tourist than Skala, but with nice beach hotels and restaurants, Lourdas beach extends for about 2 km. This is a sandy beach with fantastic crystal waters. Part of the beach is organized with sun lounges and umbrellas, while there are also some beach bars and cafeterias. This is a great place to stay for families with kids and people who want to be very close to the beach.
Located at the peninsula of Paliki, close to Lixouri town, Xi is a very special beach. The red sand of the beach is said to have healing powers, which is why many people come to Xi for mud therapy. You will actually see many visitors getting covered with mud at the coast of Xi. This bay is fully organized with sun beds, umbrellas, water sports, restaurants and cafeterias, while few hotels are found in a walking distance from the beach.