Kefalonia Kounopetra beach

Information about Kounopetra beach

Kounopetra Kefalonia: Kounopetra is a coastal settlement lying 43 km south of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia and 10 km from the beautiful village of Lixouri. The beach itself is considered a huge geological phenomenon and is basically a huge rock that stands out of the sea and creates a relentless movement. According to the locals, the rock was moving every 20 minutes before the big earthquake in 1953.

Kounopetra is a delightful beach, not only for its unique geological feature but for the crystal clear waters as well which are ideal for swimming. Lush vegetation covers the entire area. It offer a few tourist facilities and right next to it is a picturesque port with boats and private yachts.

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How to get to Kounopetra beach

There are many different ways to get to Kounopetra from any location on the island.
Airport to Kounopetra: 50 km / 31 miles | Sami Port to Kounopetra: 51.4 km / 31.9 miles | Argostoli to Kounopetra: 43 km / 26.7 miles

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Kefalonia transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 5306 145, 0030 694 5118 866, 0030 697 7193 569 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Kefalonia with as little as 11 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Kounopetra and many other places of interest in Kefalonia at their own pace.

By Public transfers: From Lixouri, visitors should take the bus route Lixouri > Kounopetra. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Airport to Kounopetra: There’s a bus station outside the airport building. There are several buses from the airport to Sami during the day. From Sami visitors should follow the bus route Sami > Lixouri and then the bus route Lixouri > Kounopetra.  
From Sami Port to Kounopetra: There’s a bus station at the main port of Kefalonia, Sami. There are few buses from Sami to Lixouri during the day. From Lixouri, visitors should take the bus route Lixouri > Kounopetra. 
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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