Kefalonia is known for its natural beauty, especially its beaches. If you choose to holiday in Kefalonia, then it’s absolutely necessary that you visit a few of the beaches. The best part about the beaches here is that they’re all so different from one another, which allows you to have several unique experiences. We will cover the best Kefalonia beaches so you will know exactly where to go.
When your Kefalonia holiday becomes a reality, plan to visit Myrtos Beach before anywhere else. This is the most popular beach in Kefalonia for good reason. The beach here is impeccably clean and the atmosphere is one of pure beauty. It’s possible to take a bus to Myrtos Beach, but if you’re driving a rental car, be sure to stop at the top of the cliff before visiting the beach. You will find great views, which also makes for excellent photo-taking opportunities. When you get down to the beach, you will see that it has a crescent shape and that there are cliffs in the background. This is a beautiful backdrop that adds to the beach’s allure. The turquoise water also helps. There are umberellas available at Myrtos Beach, but there are no water sports. A snack bar is located on the beach. The waves are usually small, but they can pick up on windy days. Myrtos Beach also offers one of the best sunset views in the world. Keep this in mind if you’re on a romantic holiday.
Antisamus is a completely different type of atmosphere. Opposed to cliffs in the background, this beach has green hills. It’s a very relaxing atmosphere where you can even see wild goats roaming on the beach from time to time. The church and tower add to the beach’s personality. This beach is most famous for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which is a Hollywood movie that was filmed here. As far as water sports go, many people like to paddleboat, but you won’t find much past that because they like to keep it quiet.
Makris Gialos is one of the more crowded Kefalonia beaches. This is because of its proximity to Argostoli. There is a water sports center here, with jet skiing by far being the most popular option. This is the beach to visit if you’re traveling with family, if you’re planning on meeting someone or if you like fast-paced action.
The last beach to consider for your Kefalonia holiday is Skala Beach. This beach is interesting because it’s both active and secluded. You can choose which area of the beach to settle. The active section has umbrellas, snorkeling and glass bottom rides on offer. The secluded area is one of the quietest places in all of Greece.
Though it might be difficult, try to visit all four beaches if possible. At least visit one or two so you can get a true feel for Kefalonia.