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 eyes and brain get an overdose of blue and white and you will want to get off in all the small and big beaches you will reach as they get better and better as you move on. Cypresses, olive and pines trees are descend reaching 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 organise in advance. You need to contact the captains that offer this service a few days earlier.