Discover Afales Gulf, at the north of Ithaca

Afales is a beautiful bay with breathtaking landscape and turquoise waters at the north of neighbouring Ithaca Island. It consists of numerous unique beaches, some of them accessible by car and some only by boat.

The landscape has a wild beauty with steep dramatic cliffs on one side and lush vegetation on the other. Visiting by boat will give you a sense of being in paradise…(the way I imagine it!). Your senses will be stunned by the colours, blue waters and white sands, and you will want to get off in all of the small and big beaches you will reach as they get better and better as you move on! Cypresses, olive and pines trees descend to the sea. The waters are so clear that you can see the fish and the rocks at the bottom of the sea.

To get to the main beach you need to drive to the village of Platrithias and then take a dirt road down an impressive route through lush vegetation. Once you reach the beach you can take the small trails to reach the two further coves, Kouloumi and Perivoli, ideal for isolation and relaxation. The gulf of Afales is often wavy, so you have to check the wind direction before you get there.
That is why getting there with a boat from Fiscardo, Kefalonia is not something you can always organise in advance. You need to contact the captains that offer this service a few days before you want to go.


  1. Gav
    September 6, 2017 at 9:58 am — Reply

    This looks beautiful, that beach 50 seconds into the video I must go.
    Looking at going to Kefalonia for the first time next year, is it easy to navigate to from Fiskardo?
    I guess the problem with the best beaches [sandy] is that they’re ultimately going to be the busiest, if you know of sandy beaches that aren’t packed I’d appreciate your guidance there.

    • September 6, 2017 at 10:45 am — Reply

      Thank you for your message! These beaches are at the north of Ithaca and can be explored by boat and they are not packed as most of them can only be reached by yachts and boats

  2. Gav
    September 7, 2017 at 7:04 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the advice

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Discover Afales Gulf, at the north of Ithaca