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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lepeda Beach

This is a charming beach in a unique setting! Stretching 2 km south of Lixouri this beach has an impressive rock that welcomes you upon arrival creating a stunning natural background to the beautiful beach and the little lake created by the sea entering from the side. Reddish brown sand with shallow clear waters ideal for families with […]

Platia Ammos Beach

Wild beauty! Platia Ammos is one of the most impressive beaches on the Paliki Peninsula and in all of Kefalonia, located a little after Kipouria Monastery, 12km from Lixouri.  

Platis and Makris Gialos Beaches

Beautiful but usually crowded! 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.

Petani Beach

Great beach – breath taking sunset! On your day trip around Paliki peninsula, I recommend you spend an afternoon here. Petani is a magnificent beach and it looks a lot like Myrtos (it almost has the same orientation for admiring the beautiful sunset). Located in the beautiful peninsula of Paliki and 13 km away from […]

Vouti Beach

Total serenity and beauty! You can easily reach exotic Vouti beach located at the west part of the gulf of Agia Kyriaki on the Paliki peninsula. If you are coming from the north you will head to the junction of Divarata (Siniori) and from there you will take the road to Lixouri. After a few […]

Xi Beach

Gray Rocky formations against reddish sand… located on the peninsula of Paliki, 7 km from Lixouri town, one can find Xi beach, definitely one of the most special locations in Kefalonia. It may not be one of my favourite beaches to swim but I would suggest you stop to admire the unique landscape,  rub the clay on your body […]

Skala Beach and Village

Endless sand! Skala sits on the southern tip of Kefalonia 37km from Argostoli in the region of Elios-Pronnoi. It is known for its beautiful 3km long sandy beach and its crystal clear waters. It has developed  into an important and lively tourist area over recent years offering something for everyone!