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EAST COAST

Beaches are ordered from the Southern to the Northern ones of the island. 

Skala

 

Type

pebbles mixed with sand

Size

more than 2 km long and very wide

Facilities

plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for rent in addition to showers and cabins

Activities

water sports, rental of canoes and paddleboats

Food

there are a few bars and restaurants behind the beach

Description

the beach of Skala is really great, one of the longest on the island, and the one to the east. Being so large permits to have areas with loungers and parasols and open areas where you can find peace even in high season.
Is it possible to have fun with water games such as bananas or ringos, or rent a canoe to explore the coast.
Behind the beach there is a beautiful pine forest refuge to stay in the shade during the hottest hours, and where the children can play in the playground dedicated to them.
For its beauty, the resort of Skala with its beach, is included into our TOP 10 where you can see more pictures and find out more information.
 





Limenia

 

Type

Two parts are made of pebbles, one area is made by both sand and small pebbles.

Size

there are three narrow beaches one after the other

Facilities

wild beach not equipped for tourists

Description

Limenia beach is not one but three beaches one after the other along the coast that connects the two biggest centers of this part of the island that are Skala and Poros.
They are all rocks and shallow, the sea is crystal clear and there are rocky outcrops coming out from the water.
Very impressive to photograph the rocks that seem mushrooms sprouted from the water and can be reached easily on foot or swimming.
This stretch of coastline with a shallow water is ideal for snorkeling because the water is extremely clean.
The only “bad point”is that the road is just behind
the beaches and in high season the cars can be annoying.
 





Poros
and
Ragia

 

Type

the town beach is sandy with pebbles, the beach just after the town is made of stones

Size

one is small, the second "RAGIA" is one kilometer long

Facilities

one is equipped with deckchairs and umbrellas the other is wilde

Food

behind the beach of the village there is a square with bars and restaurants

Description

Poros has two bays, the first is equipped with a nice port, also used by ferries arriving from the mainland. In the second one, which is smaller, there is a large square and beach facilities for tourists with a small dock.
Along the coast to the north, at the end of the town, there is a second much larger beach of white pebbles. This beach named Ragia is wilder, less deep and less crowded (third photo).
Very nice scenario to have a wonderful sea in front and green mountains behind.
 





Lazarou
Xilomata
Kutsupia

 

Type

stones

Size

three small beaches

Facilities

beaches not equipped for tourists

Description

Lazarou is accessible only by jeep along the coast because the road is unpaved and comes right near the beach (40 m), while Xilomata and Kutsupia are two beaches accessible only by sea.
These are the only three beaches in a very long stretch of coast (13 km), which is uninhabited.
So there are no restaurants or bars, nor chairs, umbrellas and other equipment.
There is only one total peace!
 




Antisamis

 

Type

white pebbles

Size

long and not very wide

Facilities

there are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent

Activities

water sports, canoes and paddleboats for rent

Food

there are a couple of snack bars / restaurants on the beach

Description

after Myrtos is the most famous beach in Kefalonia island and one of the most beautiful in Greece.
You get to Antisamos only by a panoramic road along the coast and immediately after the last turn there is this lovely bay. You will be surprised  by the vivid colors of the sea, vegetation and the beach: You will appreciate the deep green of the trees, a long, narrow white line of the beach and then many variations of blue and blue sea.
This beach has also been chosen for the movie "Captain Corelli's Mandolin."
Behind the beach there is a large parking space.
The beach is long and in the center part is equipped with deckchairs and umbrellas while to the east end is free. In fact, walking along the beach towards the end of the bay you reach a rock, after which there is a little bay isolated. Someone here also practice nudism.
For its beauty Antisamos beach is included in our TOP 10 where you can see more pictures and find out more...
 





Sami

 

Type

white sand with pebbles

Size

medium length but not wide

Facilities

equipped for tourists with loungers and umbrellas

Food

is close to the waterfront of the village of Sami where there are several bars and restaurants

Description

Sami beach is not very big, is narrow but long 500 meters.
There are chairs and umbrellas in front of the camping that is right on the beach but the rest of the bay is free.
The sea in this great gulf is calm and shallow.
Not far from the beach is the port of Sami where you can dock any type of boat.
 





Agia
Paraskevi

 

Type

white pebbles

Size

there are two small beaches

Facilities

not equipped for tourists

Description

Agia Pareskevi is a medium-sized beach along the road linking Sami to Agia Efimia and it is followed by another unnamed beach very small and beautiful.
These two beaches are lovely with a wonderful sea and have no bars or equipment.
You have to leave your car on the road because there is no parking area and then take a path that arrives to the beach.
The sea is calm, and faces the island of Ithaca.
 





Agia Efimia

 

Type

white pebbles

Size

medium-size and not so long

Food

Aghia Efimia beach is right in the center of the village, close to every bar or local restaurant.

Description

The beach is small and narrow.
On one side has a seafront promenade, in the center of the beach there is a small pear and on the other side there is the port that is suitable for sailing boats.
The village is just behind with its shops and restaurants and snack bars for lunch and dinner.
 



Gorgota

 

Type

stones

Size

medium-size, about one hundred meters

Facilities

is not equipped for tourists

Food

there are no restaurants or bars on the beach

Description

Gorgota beach can be reached by a panoramic road from where you can admire the entire east coast of Kefalonia island and Ithaca.
The beach is one of several bays rich of vegetation that you can find along this coastline, is secluded and quiet.
 



Ag. Sofia
and
Plati Limani

 

Type

stones

Size

medium-size and not wide

Facilities

is not equipped for tourists

Food

there are no restaurants or bars on the beach

Description

Driving along the path that leads to the beach named Gorgota you will reach the two beaches of Agia Sofia and Plati Limani.
The road that will take you down to the sea is a dead end road.
These two beaches seem to be divided by a ghost village with a few houses, probably fishermen.
The sea is clear and the beaches are not visited by many tourists.
 





Baia
Kakogilos

 

Type

white and big stones

Size

medium-sized

Facilities

no facilities for tourists

Food

there are no bars or restaurants nearby

Description

there is a very long and curved road that from the village of Plagia arrives only to this bay.
As the previous beaches, this bay is not tourist, is isolated and there are only fishing boats and a mussel breeding farm.
Behind the beach there are some very beautiful trees that provide shade during the hottest hours.
Surely it is suitable if you want to stay away from mass tourism but it is not if you want convenience and comfort.
There is a small pier at the end of the beach for those who want to arrive by sea.
 






Foki

 

Type

pebbles and sand

Size

small-size but wide

Food

There is a bar just behind the beach

Description

Foki is a small beach but at the end of a deep bay on one side and a jagged coastline filled with cypresses and other ruins of the past.
The sea is very calm and clear and the beach deep and relaxing.
An interesting feature is a cave that, looking at the sea from the beach, is placed along the coast on the right side.
You can reach it by swimming or along a path on the coast. At the entrance  the cave seems small, but you can discover many old tunnels and artificial rooms created probably during the second World war. Obviously without a torch you can not move inside.
It is believed that during the war it was used by the inhabitants as a refuge.
 






Fiskardo

 

Type

small pebbles

Size

medium-sized

Activities

you can rent a boat to visit the coast and have a break at beaches not accessible by car or even go to Ithaca island.
There are also organized boat tours for those unwilling to hire one.

Food

several bars and restaurants just around the beach

Description

This is the popular beach of Fiskardo village, small and unpretentious, however, has all the amenities of a beach near local restaurants, bars and shops.
The sea is as beautiful as anywhere on the island.
It can be crowded because Fiskardo has a very nice harbor and there are many who want to stay in this port with their boats.
Also in the village there is another beach that is less crowded and is located along the coast, going to the beach Foki.
It 'a romantic beach, with a nice shadow provided by the olive trees and small village houses just behind.
 





Emplisi

 

Type

white pebbles

Size

small-size but wide

Facilities

is not equipped for tourists

Food

there is one bar on the beach

Description

This is really a paradise! This is what comes in mind when you see the sea from this beach.
The incredible colors, exceptional transparency, it looks like a pool, even better, much better!
Perfect for those who loves snorkeling and swimming..
The beach itself is normal, deep with white pebbles.
On either side of the bay there are rugged coastline full of vegetation.
And 'the green of the trees is reflected in the sea, creating shades of greenish water rather than blue.
It 's impossible to resist this sea.
 







 


 
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