Kaminia Blu Villa Kefalonia
THE EXOTIC ISLAND
Crystal clear waters, deep blue, blue-green, as they mirror the green nature... This is what you will find at whichever beach in Kefalonia you choose for your dives and to enjoy your swim!
Kaminia beach is one of the largest sandy beaches and one of the most impressive ones on the island. It is located in southern Kefalonia, on the road to Skala, near the village of Ratzakli and seems almost deserted. The beach overlooks Zakynthos and the sand is fine and golden. It spreads along, with shallow and relatively warm water throughout the summer.
A part of the beach is organized with umbrellas and sun beds, but there is plenty of free space for those who prefer something more peacefull and secluded. Although the beach is full of people most of the time, it is so long, thus it is very easy for someone to find a quiet place. On the beach, you can find a canteen and a few taverns.
Something distinctive about the beach is that it is one of the few coasts of Kefalonia the endangered species of the sea turtle Caretta-caretta use for their reproduction. On the beach you can observe various relevant signs, as well as an informative sign which informs you about the sea turtle.
In fact, if you walk across the beach, you will reach a different beach, Mounda beach, and if you are lucky you will have the opportunity to witness the little turtles jumping out of their shell and running towards the sea. The beach was named after the old ceramic kilns that existed there, especially during the 19th century.
Mounda beach is located in the southern part of Kefalonia, near the village of Ratzakli. If you look at the map or if you walk across, you will see that it is essentially an extension of the eastern part of Kaminia beach.
It is sandy, with fine golden sand, crystal clear waters and beautiful natural scenery. It overlooks to the northern part of the island.
What makes Mounda beach so special apart from its magnificent natural landscape, is that it is one of the places where the sea turtle Caretta-caretta go to lay their eggs. On the beach you will notice special signs and warning signs on the sand, so that bathers are especially careful. In particular, there are times when the lucky ones have the opportunity to witness for themselves the eggs on the sand, or even turtles running towards the water!
At Mounda beach, on the side of Kaminia beach, you can find cafes and restaurants that meet your every need.
Skala beach is one of the largest beaches on the island and extends over 5 km along the homonymous village, at the southern tip of Kefalonia. It is 37 km from Argostoli and 12 km from Poros.
The beach is known for its dense, golden sand and the dense pine forest at its back, thus creating an imaginary border between land and sea. The water is clear and blue and ideal for swimming.
The homonymous coastal village is a very famous destination for summer vacations, and attracts a great number of tourists as it has many hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs. It is obvious that Skala beach can get really crowded, but you never actually feel all this overcrowding.
The beach is easily accessible by car, not only by car, but also on foot, for those who stay in the village. On the beach you can find parasols and sunbeds, but there is also plenty of free space for those who prefer bathing in a quiet and secluded way.
It is worth mentioning that very close to the Skala beach, there is the Roman Villa of Skala, on the Miampeli location. The Villa was discovered in 1957 after excavations and is one of the most significant monuments of the Roman Era in Kefalonia.
Katelios beach is located in front of the homonymous village of Katelios, a fishing village on the southeast side of the island. This beach with its fine, golden sand and shallow clear water is ideal to enjoy swimming.
The beach is fully organised with parasols and sun beds, and you can find numerous restaurants and taverns where you can enjoy some fresh fish and seafood. At the marina right next, you will find boats for rent to enjoy a boat ride around the coast and explore all the hidden natural "gems" that are not accessible by car.
Katelios beach is quite large and spread along, so you do not have to worry about overcrowding, as there is room for everyone. As the area is a tourist resort and a popular destination there are numerous choises for accomondation close to the beach, from simple rooms to rent to big hotels.
The centre and the main beach of Katelios is called Agia Varvara. The beach, which is part of the largest beach of Katelios is 200 meters long and is located right in front of the village, surrounded by dense trees that create a natural shade, offering coolness during the summer and the very hot months. The beach is accessible by car and on foot.
Lourdas beach is located in the village of Lourdata just 15 kilometers from Argostoli in the southern part of Kefalonia. This beach like many others on the island has fine sand for the most part, but for those who do not prefer sandy beaches there are some parts of the beach that are covered with white pebbles. The waters are enchanting, deep blue and crystal-like. But you need to be careful especially if you have small children, as the sea goes deep enough in some parts.
The beach is located right in front of the coastal road of the village, which makes it easily accessible. It is fully organized with parasols and sunbeds, while, as it is located in a central and busy location, you will find plenty of restaurants and cafes, where you can enjoy a meal or a coffee without being deprived of the wonderful view and the wonderful sea.
If you are a fan of parties and nightlife, then this beach is for you! Very often during the summer, many beach parties are organized, which of course last until the morning.
It is also worth mentioning that the beach of Lourdas has been awarded the Blue Flag of the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. This means that the beach has not only high quality facilities and services, but special natural wealth and crystal clear water.
Xi beach is located south of Lixouri in the region of Paliki. The beach was named like that, as the bay seems to form the Greek letter "ξ"(Xi). It is 8 km from the city, and most of the time it is full of people and tourists in all the beach bars.
It is a unique and special beach known for the crimson and red shade of the sand and the clay rocks. Thus, you can enjoy a natural spa for free, as gray clay is well known for its cleansing and firming properties on the skin. The orientation of the beach that helps it to be protected from winds and waves and the fact that it is shallow make it ideal for families with children, as they can enjoy their swimming carefree.
Something we would definitely recommend to do is stay on the beach until dusk, to enjoy the incredible sunset, with the red shades of sand and rocks "marrying" with the blue of the sea and with the colour of the setting sun, creating a unique spectacle that evokes awe and remains unforgettable.
The beach is large and fully organized with parasols and sunbeds, while offering several options for coffee, snacks or food. There you can also have fun doing water sports such as jet skiing, water skiing, paragliding, and more.
Xi is surrounded by accommodation of all kinds, from large hotels to apartments and rooms to let, while there are various shops for the needs of the holidaymakers.
We could definetely point Myrtos beach as the precious gem of Kefalonia. And for a good reason. The beach is famous and award-winning, not only in Greece, but also all over the world and no one leaves the place disappointed, which is why it is so popular.
Myrtos beach will surprise you! The landscape is enchanting, as the dense vegetation and large rocks surround this hidden gem with very fine white pebbles and incredible water. That is why you should first admire it from above and then go down to the beach. The water is unique, clear, with hues of blue and green, like a crystal, like being completely transparent. Words don't do justice when describing the natural beauty of the landscape. The beach is also shallow, which makes it ideal for families with young children.
The only downside we could find is that there are no trees on the beach to create natural shade, so it would be advisable to come prepared, as the shade on the beach is minimal.
We suggest you stay on the beach until dusk to enjoy the beautiful sunset. As the beach is orientated towards the west it offers you the opportunity to admire the golden-red sun sinking in the clear blue waters, creating unique shades and hues. We recommend visiting the beach early in the morning, so that you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a beautiful morning bath. The absolute peace and quiet gives the beach an incomparable beauty. However, you should be extremely careful during the afternoon, as it is usually quite windy, which makes swimming in the deep water dangerous. There is always a lifeguard who can assist you and inform you.
Myrtosis 30 km from Argostoli and is located in Pylaros, the region that covers the western part of Kefalonia. Near the beach are located the villages of Divarata, Assos and Agia Efimia . The route is enchanting, as it crosses mountains and villages, while suddenly Myrtos emerges just below the road. It's a fantastic scenery to behold, and we recommend stopping by and taking a picture.
Antisamos beach is located right next to the port of Sami on the east side overlooking southern Ithaca.It is a pebbled beach, big in length and width, with beautiful turquoise waters, which reflect the incredible scenery that nature has set around. Green hills with dense vegetation of cypresses and oaks. In the background the blue of the sea meets the green of the coast of the southern part of Ithaca, with the two islands being so close that they almost like one.
The beach of Antisamo became widely known as it was the setting for some of the most impressive scenes of the famous Hollywood movie "The mandolin of Captain Corelli" shot in Kefalonia, in the summer of 2000. The whole area of Sami was turned into a huge setting for the needs of the film, in order to depict the Kefalonia of 1943.
The beach is accessible by car, via an asphalt road which starts from Sami and ends at a large parking lot. If you visit Antisamos it is also worth visiting the monastery of Panagia in Agrilia, where from there you can enjoy the magnificent view and see the small sea strait that separates Kefalonia from Ithaca. Also, from there you can visit the abandoned monastery of Agioi Fanentoi.
Makris Gialos Beach
Makris Gialos is the most popular beach of Kefalonia. It is a favorite destination for an escape for the residents of Argostoli , as it is only 3 km from Argostoli. Right next to that beach you can find Platis Gialos beach. The beach belongs to the wider area of Lassi, which is considered a suburb of the capital. The area is very touristic and has rich natural beauty, restaurants and large imposing houses and cottages.
Makris Gialos is a sandy beach, with golden yellow sand. Although throughout the year you will find swimmers in Makris Gialos, and despite the overcrowding during in summer, the water is always crystal clear.It is rare to have a combination of crystal clear water with a sandy beach. But this beach combines both. It is important to point out that the sea is shallow, and is ideal for young children who want to get adventurous with the waves, always with safety, but also for "older" children, who like having fun at the beach.
In addition to the bars on the seaside that provide you with parasols and sunbeds, you can try water sports under the constant protection of a lifeguard. The beach is surrounded by tall pines that hide it from the road, creating a feeling that you are in a secluded bay, despite the fact that the beach is large in size. Parking is available under the trees, which also provide natural shade from the hot sun, and then you can have access to the beach through a concrete alley.