Ammes Beach

Located approx. 9 km from Argostoli in the scenic village of Svoronata, Ammes beach is small, sandy close to the airport. Ammes beach has a natural green backdrop, with rocky outcrops amongst the sand. The soft sand and shallow, crystal clear, water makes it ideal for families, and the beach has good facilities including sunbeds, […]

Island Breeze by Sarah O. #3 – An October afternoon at Porto Atheras

Anna, Yiannis & I decided to make the most of a beautiful sunny October afternoon by driving to Porto Atheras for a short walk and a swim. We began by parking up at the top of the beach and taking the undulating but easy path to the left of the beach, which eventually ends at […]

Ai Helis Beach, Svoronata

Located approximately 10 km from Argostoli, and very close to the village of Svoronata in Livathos, the large sandy beach of Ai Helis offers many attractions for the visitor. Towering rock faces and beautiful greenery create the scenic backdrop to this large sweeping bay. The shallow, crystal clear waters and beautiful grey-brown sand make this […]

Porto Atheras Beach, Paliki Peninsula

Porto Atheras Beach is located approximately 14km north of Lixouri on the Paliki Peninsula, and is easily reachable by car, or by foot from Atheras village – at about a distance of 3.2km. On the journey down to the beach, winding through the traditional village roads of Atheras, stop and admire the stunning, unspoilt views […]

Agia Eleni Beach, Paliki Peninsula

This small but beautiful beach is located on the Paliki Peninsula and is reached from the village of Damoulianata. Drive to the village, taking the main road to the north of the peninsula towards Petani beach. When you descend from the village pause to admire the stunning views, then carefully drive down to Agia Eleni (Saint Eleni) Beach. […]

Myrtos beach

Totally Unique! Myrtos is often lauded as one of the most impressive beaches in Greece. In my opinion, Myrtos is far more impressive if viewed from above, as the contrast of its white pebbles with the different shades of colour the sea takes on, due to the currents and the dark green of the area, make the […]

Sissia Monastery, Simotata

It is said that the Old Sissia Monastery was constructed in the 13th century by order of Saint Francis of Assisi (the Catholic saint protector of animals & nature) in the name of the Virgin Mary. It is therefore likely that the name ‘Sissia’ is an alteration of the name Assisi. The monastery is located […]

Avithos Beach, Livathos

Avithos beach is located close to the villages of Kaligata and Svoronata, in Livathos on the south coast of Kefalonia. It’s approximately 12 km from Argostoli and is reached by following the sign posted route from either Kaligata or Svoronata. The sandy beach has a beautiful mountain backdrop of steep cliffs and lush vegetation. The shallow, […]

3 Little Beaches near Argostoli

If you are visiting, or staying in, Argostoli and are looking for somewhere to relax, swim or picnic one of these three idyllic beaches maybe just what you’re looking for! You can walk or drive between the beaches : Fanari to Kalamia – walking approx. 43 min (3.4 km), driving approx. 8 min (3.4 km) […]

Five great reasons to visit Kefalonia this summer!

There are so many great reasons to visit Kefalonia we couldn’t possibly mention them all! These five categories are just a small sample for inspiration. Explore my website for a fuller picture, and for specific details for the activities mentioned. 1. The Beaches Blue flag award beaches, secluded beaches, rough waves, calm waters, pebbles, sand […]

Unspoilt Koutsoupia beach

Koutsoupia beach and trail departing from Antisamos beach. Koutsoupia beach is located in the eastern part of Kefalonia, along the coastline between Antisamos and Poros. It can only be reached by boat or on foot (approx 3 hours, one way) through a very beautiful trail (photos of the route you can see on the following […]

Human & Nature, discovering Manias beach

Landscape is a treasured heritage of nature. When a panoramic, dramatic landscape unfolds in front of your eyes can be so captivating that leaves you speechless. You do not need or want to talk while discovering this place, you just need to hear, look and touch it. Even though “development” has moved us away from […]

Poros Port, Beach and Village

Poros is an attractive coastal village located 45 km south west of Argostoli, (the capital) and 35km from Agia Efimia. It is the main port of the island connecting it with the mainland at the port of Kyllini in the Peloponnese. Arriving into Poros can be an impressive welcome to the visitor as the small picturesque village is surrounded […]

Agia Sophia Beach

This is not a breathtaking beach, it is a return to our childhood memories… Approx 12 km north of Agia Efimia, take the road that leads to Fiscardo, and after passing the isolated but proud village of Komitata you will find a sign that takes you down to Agia Sophia and Horgota beaches. Here you […]

This place calls me back again and again!

It is not the first time I present you the two beautiful beaches under the isolated village of Komitata with the unique views towards Ithaca! Some of my guests have complained that this is a scary road…and I understand that as it is quite narrow with many abrupt turns, but the  asphalt is good and […]

Saint Thomas Beach

The special little beach of Saint Thomas is located approx. 1 km from Karavados village and 11 km from the capital of Argostoli, on the southern part of Kefalonia, famous for its sandy beaches. Saint Thomas is a unique beach ideal for families with kids as the golden sand, the exotic, interesting landscape, a diving platform and […]

Kapsolimionas Beach Trail

It is a very common habit for me to take the car to go for a ride to an unknown destination… and on the way to it, to decide to stop and take a walking trail to discover something new! Departing from Agia Efimia following the road towards Fiskardo, from the eastern side of the island, […]

Koroni beach

Koroni is a beautiful sandy beach surrounded by lush vegetation under the village of Thiramonas. The rocks create an impressive background to this golden beach. The way down from a narrow road offers magical views of the Ionian  Sea and even to the neighbouring Zakynthos on the clear days! Adding to this beaches charm is the little […]

Fteri and Amidi beaches

There are some places that are memorable! This eastern coast of Paliki peninsula is a breathtaking sight ! Turquoise waters, amazing dramatic coastline, unique scenery, all combined create a magical environment that you should not miss while travelling to Kefalonia. Can be visited by boat or on foot, there is no road access to it! I […]

Katelios Village and Beach

Simple and relaxing! Katelios village and bay are located approx 30km from Argostoli, at the south west coast of Kefalonia, in the region of Elios-Pronnoi. Traditionally a fishing village, Katelios is one of the most relaxing places on the island, ideal for couples and friends that dream of swimming, relaxing and eating locally. A beautiful […]