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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.
Except for the beaches, there are also many places for sightseeing. Discover the best things to see in Kefalonia.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.