Just 3 km outside of Argostoli, on the way to the airport, in the area of Lassi, you can visit two of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Kefalonia, Makris and Platis Gialos. There are a few canteens available on the beach of Makris Gialos as well as watersports.
If you are not visiting the island during high season, I would suggest you spend a day there as these beaches are everything you can dream of! On the other hand if you are coming in high season (July-August), this dream can be spoilt by the number of people visiting them. In this case come only if you enjoy the beauty and the services offered together with a lot of “friends”. The beaches offer beach bars, restaurants, water sports and a lifeguard. The sand is finely grained with blue and crystal clear waters, ideal for children.
The natural extension of Makris (long) Gialos is Platis (wide) Gialos, from which it is separated by only a few rocks. As a result, going from one beach to the other by either walking or swimming is possible. From the beach you can admire the vast blue of the Ionian Sea and the Tourkopodaro beach, as well as the Paliki peninsula and the Vardianoi island in a distance.
On the far end of Makris Gialos there is a nudist part.