Chorgota Beach is located on the northeast side of the island, along the road that connects Agia Efimia and Fiscardo villages . On this route, there are several bays and beaches. However, Chorgota Beach and Agia Sophia Beach are the only ones that have an easy access by road. The beach is very close to the village of Komitata, in the Erissos municipality.
The place worths a visit, due to its mesmerizing beauty and this is why the producers of the famous Hollywood movie, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, chose it for a filming location.
Chorgota Beach features both in the opening scene and the poster of the movie!
From the top of the descending road which ends up at the beaches, the view is spectacular.
The beach is covered in white pebbles and deep green cypresses and olive trees surround the area.
It offers a natural shade, due to the thick vegetation of the area. It is not organized, so make sure to bring beverages with you.
Along with the quietness and peacefulness of the scenery, the visitors can enjoy an amazing view of the nearby island of Ithaca!
Chorgota Beach lies on the east side of the island, which means that the sun sets down early. So, if visitors want to enjoy plenty of sunbathing, the best time of the day to arrive is probably early in the morning.
The alternative name of Chorgota Beach in the Hollywood movie was Pelagia Beach.
Captain Correli's Mandolin was filmed in the Sami region, and in Antisamos beach, in the summer of 2000. It starred Penelope Cruz and Nicolas Cage, and due to its worldwide success, Kefalonia became even more internationally renowned for its beauty!
The calmness of the waters makes them perfect for snorkeling and diving.
A few meters down Chorgota beach lies the Agia Sophia beach, which can be reached on foot.
The village of Komitata is located 19kms from Agia Efimia and 21kms from Sami. Chorgota beach is 6.5kms away from the village.
When visitors reach the Komitata settlement, they have to follow the sign with the route to Agia Sophia. The road is paved and easy to drive.
After the intersection of Chorgota, the last portion of the road is unpaved, for around 900 meters.