Surrounded by amazing coasts, most of Kefalonia beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag for their cleanliness. The most famous beach is Myrtos, which is considered among the most impressive coasts in the Mediterranean Sea. Other gorgeous beaches in Kefalonia Greece are Antisamos, Lourdas, Skala, Xi and Makris Gialos. Kefalonia beaches can be both organized or secluded. You will find below a list of the best beaches in Kefalonia island.
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Guide to 36 beaches
Discover our guide to 36 beautiful Kefalonia beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Kefalonia. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: 29 km north of Argostoli
Description: Myrtos is the most famous and beautiful beach of Kefalonia. It is actually a large coast with turqoise water and white sand, surrounded by steep cliffs.
Location: 30.6 km north east of Argostoli and 4 km from Sami
Description: One of the most gorgeous beaches on Kefalonia, Antisamos is a vast golden beach, surrounded by lush greenery. Scenes of the Hollywood movie "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" were filmed there.
Location: 3 km south of Argostoli
Description: Makris Gialos is a very beautiful and popular beach in close distance to Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, and the busy tourist resort of Lassi. It has golden sand and many watersports centres around the beach.
Location: 36 km south east of Argostoli
Description: The fishing village of Skala hosts a large, sandy beach within a walking distance from its port. Organized and clean, this is a lovely spot for family vacations.
Location: 16.7 km south east of Argostoli
Description: The area of Lourdata is a calm beach resort on the southern side of Kefalonia. The beach has white sand and it is organized with umbrellas and sun beds.
Description: Foki is a small beach with large stones and crystal water. Surrounded by much greenery, Foki is a picturesque place to relax.
Description: Platis Gialos is one of the most popular beaches on the island, close to the capital village and the busy resort of Lassi. It has golden sand and many watersports centres.
Location: 35 km north west of Argostoli
Description: This is a beautiful beach that reminds a lot the bay of Myrtos, the most famous beach on Kefalonia. It is located in the peninsula of Lixouri, on the western side of the island.
Location: 42 km west of Argostoli and 10 km south of Lixouri
Description: Xi is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches of Kefalonia. It is very large, sandy and organized with umbrellas and sun beds.
Location: 13.3 km south east of Argostoli and 2 km from Lourdata
Description: Trapezaki is a small beach with calm ambience. It is organized and close to the beach resorts of Lourdata and Pesada.
Description: The beach of Poros provides a nice spot to relax. Its crystal water and the white pebbles attract many visitors.
Location: 11 km south of Argostoli
Description: One of the best beaches on the southern side of Kefalonia, Ai-Helis is a sandy and organized coast close to the airport and other resorts.
Description: Due to the close distance to Fiscardo and its natural beauty, Emblisi gets very popular in summer. It is a picturesque beach with white pebbles and green nature.
Description: A golden sandy beach on the southern side of the island, Ammes is a relaxing place in close distance to the capital. There is a slight wind here and the water remains shallow for a long distance out to sea.
Description: Avithos is a nice beach on the southern side of Kefalonia. Golden and with crystal water, Avithos is surrounded by a wild steep cliff.
Location: 10 km south of Argostoli
Description: This beach is the closest to the airport of Kefalonia and it is usual that visitors see planes take on and off above their head.
Description: Only accessible by boat till few years ago, Platia Ammos can now be reached through climbing down about 280 steps. This is a secluded beach of impressive natural beauty.
Description: Agios Nikolaos (or Vatsa) is a small, sandy beach in close distance to Lixouri. Some rooms to rent surround the region and there is a nice tavern on the beach
Description: Agios Thomas is a small crystal beach between the summer resorts of Pesada and Lourdata. Its crystal water attract a lot of visitors.
Description: Alaties is a very small sandy beach surrounded by rocky landscape. The beach is located on the northern side of Kefalonia.
Description: Eglina is a small beach next to the airport and close to the capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli. It has crystal water and a sandy coast.
Description: Kaminia is a large, sandy beach on the south eastern side of Kefalonia. Its beautiful environment provides a nice settling for the sea turtles to nest and lay their eggs.
Location: 29 km south east of Argostoli
Description: Located between the busy resorts of Skala and Lourdas, Katelios is a long sandy beach with relaxing ambience.
Description: Kato Lagadi is a really tiny beach sitting between the tall rocks. There are no facilities anywhere in Kato Lagadi, so it usually doesn't get crowded.
Description: Sitting on the south eastern side of the island, between Lourdata and Katelios, Koroni is a small golden sandy beach enclosed by tall steep cliffs.
Location: 43 km west of Argostoli and 10 km south west of Lixouri
Description: This is a pretty isolated beach far from the busy tourist resorts of Kefalonia. It can be reached following a road from Lixouri.
Description: Lagadakia is a secluded beach which offers much relaxation to visitors. It has crystal water and large stones on the shore.
Description: Lepeda is a sandy beach close to Lixouri, the second largest village of Kefalonia. The landscape includes the rocky surroundings of the beach, which are a real treat.
Description: This is a small and calm beach characterized by the rock formations in the sea. It has crystal water and pebbled shore.
Description: This is a long and sandy beach close to the capital town and the airport. It gets very popular in summer as it is organized and has some watersports centres on the coast.
Description: This small beach has red sand on the shore and looks a lot like the close beach of Xi.
Description: Paliolinos (or else known as Cape Liakas) is a small, secluded beach with rock formations in the sea. It is located between the popular beaches of Pesada and Ai-Helis.
Description: Although this beach is located close to the busy resort of Lassi and the capital town of Kefalonia, it is unknown to many people. This is actually a small, organized beach with clean water.
Description: Pessada is a scenic place, ideal for relaxing vacations. The small port of Pessada is daily connected by ferry to Agios Nikolaos Zakynthos.
Description: Spartia is a picturesque beach on the southern side of Kefalonia. It is surrounded by a steep cliff and usually it doesn't get crowded.
Description: Vrachinari is a picturesque small beach with sandy seashore. Due to its long distance from the busy resorts of Kefalonia, it usually doesn't get frequented.