Kefalonia beaches

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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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.

Myrtos beach

Myrtos beach

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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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.

Antisamos beach

Antisamos beach

Family Friendly, Pebbled, Organised, Water sports
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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.

Makris Gialos beach

Makris Gialos beach

Diving Club, Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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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.

Skala Beach

Skala Beach

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Water sports
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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.

Lourdas beach

Lourdas beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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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.

Foki Fiskardo beach

Foki Fiskardo beach

Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 2 km south of Fiscardo, 48 km north of Argostoli
Description: Foki is a small beach with large stones and crystal water. Surrounded by much greenery, Foki is a picturesque place to relax.
Platis Gialos beach

Platis Gialos beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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Location: 3 km south of Argostoli
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.
Petani beach

Petani beach

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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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.

Xi beach

Xi beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
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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.

Trapezaki beach

Trapezaki beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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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.

Poros Beach

Poros Beach

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 40 km east of Argostoli
Description: The beach of Poros provides a nice spot to relax. Its crystal water and the white pebbles attract many visitors.
Ai Helis beach

Ai Helis beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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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.

Emblisi Fiskardo beach

Emblisi Fiskardo beach

Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 50 km north of Argostoli and 2 km from Fiscardo
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.
Ammes beach

Ammes beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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Location: 10 km south of Argostoli
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.
Avithos beach

Avithos beach

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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Location: 12 km south of Argostoli
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.
Minies beach

Minies beach

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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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.

Platia Ammos beach

Platia Ammos beach

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised, Nudism Friendly
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Location: 30 km north west of Argostoli
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.
Agios Nikolaos beach

Agios Nikolaos beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Non Organised
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Location: 35 km west of Argostoli
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
Agios Thomas beach

Agios Thomas beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Non Organised
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Location: 15 km south east of Argostoli
Description: Agios Thomas is a small crystal beach between the summer resorts of Pesada and Lourdata. Its crystal water attract a lot of visitors.
Alaties beach

Alaties beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Non Organised
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Location: 45 km north of Argostoli and 20 km from Fiscardo
Description: Alaties is a very small sandy beach surrounded by rocky landscape. The beach is located on the northern side of Kefalonia.
Eglina beach

Eglina beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Non Organised
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Location: 6 km south of Argostoli
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.
Kaminia beach

Kaminia beach

Partly Organized, Sandy, Secluded
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Location: 34 km south east of Argostoli and 3 km from Skala
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.
Katelios beach

Katelios beach

Partly Organized, Pebbled
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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.

Kato Lagadi beach

Kato Lagadi beach

Pebbled, Non Organised
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Location: 45 km east of Argostoli and 10 km from Poros
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.
Koroni beach

Koroni beach

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 22 km south east of Argostoli
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.
Kounopetra beach

Kounopetra beach

Pebbled, Non Organised
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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.

Lagadakia beach

Lagadakia beach

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 40 km west of Argostoli and 10 km west of Lixouri
Description: Lagadakia is a secluded beach which offers much relaxation to visitors. It has crystal water and large stones on the shore.
Lepeda beach

Lepeda beach

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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Location: 33 km west of Argostoli and 2 km south of Lixouri
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.
Limenia beach

Limenia beach

Pebbled, Non Organised
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Location: 45 km east of Argostoli
Description: This is a small and calm beach characterized by the rock formations in the sea. It has crystal water and pebbled shore.
Megali Ammos beach

Megali Ammos beach

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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Location: 5 km south of Argostoli
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.
Megas Lakos beach

Megas Lakos beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Non Organised
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Location: 35 km west of Argostoli and 5 km south of Lixouri
Description: This small beach has red sand on the shore and looks a lot like the close beach of Xi.
Paliolinos beach

Paliolinos beach

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 15 km south of Argostoli
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.
Paliostafida beach

Paliostafida beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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Location: 3 km from Argostoli
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.
Pessada beach

Pessada beach

Sandy, Non Organised
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Location: 12 km south east of Argostoli
Description: Pessada is a scenic place, ideal for relaxing vacations. The small port of Pessada is daily connected by ferry to Agios Nikolaos Zakynthos.
Spartia beach

Spartia beach

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Location: 12 km south east of Argostoli
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.
Vrachinari beach

Vrachinari beach

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Secluded
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Location: 40 km west of Argostoli and 10 km south west of Lixouri
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.

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