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Top 5 Beaches of Kefalonia, Cephalonia, Cephallenia, Cephallonia, Kefallinia, or Kefallonia

Posted by alainaflute on June 26, 2012

However you choose to spell this island’s name, you’re still in the same place in western Greece, and hopefully, you’re already hitting the beach.

Map of the Ionian Islands (Wikimedia Commons/PD-USGov)

The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia has beaches to suit every taste. According to the guest post “Top 5 Beaches of Kefalonia” by Kefalonia Tours on “The Blog”, these are the ones you’ve got to hit.

Myrtos Beach – The view from above will take your breath away. This beach is one of Kefalonia’s claims to fame, having received a number of international awards as one of the best Mediterranean beaches. It has also been awarded the Greek National Tourism Organisation’s “blue flag” year after year (I have no idea what that means, but it sounds fancy). Take a dip in the turquoise waters and stick around to watch the sun go down.

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia (Rob Bendall/Wikimedia Commons)

Made famous by the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Antisamos is a another “blue flag” beach that captures the imagination. Only a few miles away from the port of Sami, this beach’s “landscape combines all shades of blue and green, where the vegetation grows almost into the sea.”

The next beach on the list, Petani Beachconsists of fine white pebbles and crystal clear turquoise waters. The path to the beach is just as unique as the beauty of the whole of the landscape which literally leaves the visitor speechless.” This beach is comes fully equipped with sun beds and nearby restaurants.

Petani Beach, Kefalonia, Greece (Matt Sims/Wikimedia Commons)

Just when I was starting to think that all Kefalonian beaches looked the same, Xi Beach is a bit different. Sans steep cliffs and deep waters, this beach is easy to access and is very family friendly. What makes this beach special is the red clay sand, giving visitors a“natural and free spa session, as it is said to have cleaning and tightening effects to the skin.” It’s easy to park here, and this beach also offers a variety of water sports.

Xi Beach, Paliki, Kefalonia, Greece (Splendid entry/Wikimedia Commons)

Last but not least, Skala Beach is known for its length (over 3 kilometers long), clear water, and plentiful vegetation. According to the blog post, “Apart from the village and the beach of Skala it is worth visiting other beautiful beaches and picturesque villages situated in the southeastern part of Kefalonia.”

The Beach in Skala, Kefalonia, Greece (Matti/Wikimedia Commons)

In a land where everything is all Greek, hitting the beach is a language we all can understand.

5 Responses to “Top 5 Beaches of Kefalonia, Cephalonia, Cephallenia, Cephallonia, Kefallinia, or Kefallonia”

  1. Jody said

    Sun beds at the beach? No, thank you! I think I would prefer to head to Xi Beach for the “natural and free spa session.” 😉

  2. I really liked this great post and useful information. I like traveling on different places which has beautiful beaches. I found here very nice information about lovely beaches and I really enjoyed this sharing. I will add Kefalonia in my next trip list because I would like to see “Myrtos Beach”. Thanks a lot for informative post and valuable information.

  3. Oh, yes these Greek Island beaches are so stunning!

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