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Beach guide

Swim the blue waters of kefalonia

12 Beaches you shouldn’t miss!

The island of Kefalonia has a 237 km long coastline which boasts 39 beautiful sandy, pebble or gravel beaches. We’ll give you the top 12 beaches that were recently rewarded with the Blue Flag. Read on and don’t forget to pack your swimsuits!

 

Platis Gialos

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
Platis Gialos is located right next to Makris Gialos and is quite known for its unspoiled beauty. It consists of white sand and crystalline waters. It is one of the most famous beaches of Kefalonia, in close distance to Argostoli. The beach concentrates both locals and tourists. The area is surrounded by a beautiful environment of lush green hills and thick vegetation.
3Km from Blue Paradise Studios

 

Makris Gialos

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Diving Club
Makris Gialos is a nice tourist resort that lies around a beautiful and crystalline bay. It is located 4 km south of Argostoli,the capital of Kefalonia. It is one of the most frequented beaches of Kefalonia, popular for its shiny golden sand, the azure and clean waters. Similar to most of the island’s beaches, Makris Gialos boasts a stunning landscape with dense vegetation and tall pine trees. Some rock formations are scattered creating an exotic atmosphere.
4Km from Blue Paradise Studios

Ammes

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
Ammes is a nice sandy beach located 10 km southwest of Argostoli, the capital of kefalonia and quite close to the village of Svoronata. The beach offers some tourist facilities like sunbeds and umbrellas and in close distance plenty of cafes and nice taverns.
10Km from Blue Paradise Studios

Avithos

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
Avithos is a quite beautiful beach with crystalline waters located 12km southwest of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia and very close to the village of Svoronata. The beach consists of reddish sand and an impressive mountain backdrop. Surrounded by verdant vegetation and nice facilities, Avithos makes the ideal environment for children offering many games in the sand and in the shallow waters.
12Km from Blue Paradise Studios

Lourdas

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
Lourdas is a quaint coastal settlement located 17km southeast of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. The settlement stands on the hillside overlooking the blue sea. It is quite popular for its well-organized beach where many visitors enjoy a refreshing swim, right after their arrival to the village. The beach is surrounded by a green landscape with thick vegetation and beautiful waterfalls running through the mountains.
17Km from Blue Paradise Studios

Petani

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
Petani is a magnificent beach located in a distance of 20 km west of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, in the beautiful peninsula of Paliki. It consists of blue crystal waters and a stunning landscape of huge verdant cliffs that reach the blue sea. The water deepens right away and there are usually big waves in Petani.
20Km from Blue Paradise Studios

Antisamos

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
Antisamos beach is arguably one of the most favourable destinations for swimming and sunbathing in Kefalonia. It is located 27km east from Argostoli and pretty close to the port of Sami. Antisamos distinguishes for its natural beauty that consists of turquoise waters and a marvelous surrounding of green hills and lush vegetation on top of it.
27Km from Blue Paradise Studios

Katelios

Type: Pebbled, Partly Organized
Katelios is a lovely beach and one of the most picturesque villafes of Kefalonia that lies 30 km away from Argostoli, the main town between Skala and Lourda. The area is known for its peaceful atmosphere, ideal for a family vacation. The beach is not a tourist resort but a relaxing spot with lush green hills that provide a beautiful backdrop. It is a protected area and tourist facilities are not allowed here. The coast is much preferred for long walks and sunbathing. At the main road of Katelios you will find a couple of nice beachfront cafes and fish taverns.
30Km from Blue Paradise Studios

Myrtos

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

Myrtos is without doubt one of the most important poles of attraction in Kefalonia. It is located 30km north of Argostoli, in a beautiful area around huge verdant hills. Myrtos beach has gained worldwide reputation and has been constantly included in travel magazines among the best beaches in Greece and in the world. It has been awarded many times for its cleanness and the natural beauty.
33Km from Blue Paradise Studios

Skala

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized, Water sports
The beautiful beach is bordered by dense lush hills and rocky outcrops, a unique combination that captivates many visitors. The beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag for its cleanness and organization, something that is still famous for. Skala gets quite crowded during the summer season but you can still find a secluded spot for some quiet moments.
37Km from Blue Paradise Studios

 

Xi

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
Xi beach is definitely one of the most famous beaches in Kefalonia characterized by its white rocky hills that surround the beach and the reddish brown sand. It is a long drive from Argostoli about 40 km and 10 km from Lixouri. The beach took its name from the cove that has the shape of the letter X.
40Km from Blue Paradise Studios

Poros

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized
Poros beach is quite famous for the picturesque settlement that lies around the natural bay. Poros is found 40 km east of Argostoli, the lovely capital of Kefalonia surrounded by an enchanting environment. Poros is one of the island’s ports, located very close to the beach which attracts many swimming lovers due to the crystal and calm waters.
40Km from Blue Paradise Studios