Best Beaches in Kefalonia
The best beaches in Kefalonia are not hard to find. Having managed to escape from the clutches of tourism, Kefalonia is the number one destination for all things Greek.
If you haven’t decided where to stay in Kefalonia, then this article might give you a few pointers in the right direction.
What comes to mind when we think of Greece? (Besides the amazing food, laid back locals and Mythos)
Beaches! Right? Well, we’ve got news for you, Kefalonia beaches are no different.
Sitting on a beautiful white pebbled beach, admiring the calm, crystal waters of the Ionian sea. (aaaah take us back)
But there’s one problem we encountered when we recently visited.
There are just too many photogenic, amazing beaches to visit, so which ones do you prioritise?
That’s why we decided to visit the island to find the best beaches in Kefalonia.
Best Beaches in Kefalonia
1. Myrtos Beach Kefalonia
You’ll know this one. And you might even want to book a hotel close by. There’s only one thing that brings flocks of tourists to admire on of the most popular and photographed places in Greece. The waters of Myrtos are simply unreal. From the top of the access road to the beach, you’ll see for yourself just how colourful the water is. As one of the best beaches in Kefalonia, even perhaps THE best, Myrtos Kefalonia has to be top of your list.
Location: Paralia Myrtos Kefalonia Greece
Where to stay: Best hotels near Myrtos
2. Antisamos Beach Kefalonia
Without a doubt, Antisamos Kefalonia has to be in this list of Kefalonia beaches. If you’re looking where to stay in Kefalonia, we recommend giving the north east of the island a try. Located in Sami, Antisamos gets our vote for being one of the best family beaches in Kefalonia. Surrounded by contrasting greenery and turquoise waters, there’s no wonder Antisamos is one of the best beaches in Kefalonia. If it was good enough for the set of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, then it gets a definite thumbs up from us.
Location: Antisamos Beach Kefalonia Greece
Where to stay: Best hotels near Antisamos
3. Skala Beach Kefalonia
Do you have children or a small family? Skala is home to the what local hotels call “the best family beaches in Kefalonia”. Lined with beautiful white pebbles Kefalonia is so famous for, Skala beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag due to the fact it’s so clean. However, if you’re looking for the secluded beaches Kefalonia has to offer, Skala gets rather busy. Especially in summer months.
Location: Skala Beach Kefalonia Greece
Where to stay: Best hotels near Skala Beach
4. Foki Beach Fiscardo Kefalonia
Imagine yourself being transported to the set of a Robinson Crusoe book, Foki is the place to imagine it. Found just outside of Fiscardo town, Foki is one of the best quiet beaches in Kefalonia. Arguably one of the best beaches in Kefalonia, Foki beach is all but a small strip of pebbles, overlooking calm, crystal clear waters. If the Greek heat becomes too much, hide under one of the many olive trees whilst you pinch yourself (no, you’re not dreaming).
Location: Foki Beach Kefalonia Greece
Where to stay: Best hotels near Foki Beach
5. Emblisi Beach Fiscardo Kefalonia
Emblisi beach Fiscardo has been described as one of the best beaches in Greece. Just outside of Fiscardo village, Emblisi beach offers nature lovers an amazing view of deep blue, green and clear waters, contrasted by the surrounding green landscape. If you’re searching where to stay in Kefalonia, try Fiscardo as it’s home to the best Kefalonia beaches.
Location: Emblisi Beach Fiscardo Kefalonia Greece
Where to stay: Best hotels near Emblisi Beach
6. Agios Thomas Beach Kefalonia
Heading south now, Agios Thomas beach Kefalonia should be in your list of secluded beaches Kefalonia has to offer. Just a 15 minute drive from Argostoli, Agios Thomas is one of the best sandy beaches in Kefalonia. If sand isn’t your thing, you’ll find a great sunbathing spot on the rocks to the right of the beach. Enjoy lunch at one of the family run tavernas just above the beach.
Location: Agios Thomas Kefalonia Greece
Where to stay: Best hotels near Agios Thomas
7. Alaties Beach Kefalonia
If you’re searching for the best secluded beaches Kefalonia has to offer, Alaties beach is the one for you. Found 20 minutes to the west of Fiscardo, Alaties is small, unspoilt spot for those looking for the best quiet beaches in Kefalonia. Although a great spot to swim, currents can be strong so act with caution. Hungry? A local taverna can be found right next to Alaties beach.
Location: Alaties Beach Kefalonia Greece
Where to stay: Best hotels near Alaties Beach
8. Dafnoudi Beach Kefalonia
Without a shadow of doubt, Dafnoudi has to be one of the best beaches in Kefalonia. But don’t forget to bring your trainers, the walk down to the beach consists of rocks and loose stone through a green forest area. We recommend visiting this beach in early May as you might even have it to yourself. Dafnoudi is top of our list for the best quiet beaches in Kefalonia.
Location: Dafnoudi Beach Fiscardo Kefalonia
Where to stay: Best hotels near Dafnoudi Beach
9. Paradise Beach Agia Efimia Kefalonia
Known for the pink and white pebbles that litter this cove, Paradise beach has to be seen. For those looking where to stay in Kefalonia this year, Agia Efimia is a top choice amongst beach lovers. Along with other small coves such as Elies beach, Paradise beach can be found along a quiet road, just past the harbour in Agia Efimia. One of the more secluded beaches Kefalonia has to offer, waters are as clear as you’d imagine.
Location: Paradise Beach Agia Efimia Kefalonia
Where to stay: Best hotels near Paradise Beach, Agia Efimia
10. Kato Lagadi Beach Kefalonia
One of the best sandy beaches in Kefalonia, Kato Lagadi offers beach lovers a moment of paradise. Found close to the resort of Limenia, Kato Lagadi is accessible through a steep path from the top of the road. We recommend avoid visiting during peak times as you may be able to have this hidden bay all to yourself.
Location: Kato Lagadi Beach Kefalonia
Where to stay: Best hotels near Kato Lagadi Beach
11. Pessada Beach Kefalonia
Travelling just 12km east of Argostoli, Pessada beach has to be on your list as it is one of the best beaches in Kefalonia and one of the best beaches in Greece (in our opinion). Leave the car at the top of the road and take a path down to this hidden cove. However, due to its small size, Pessada beach can become busy during peak times. Swim to the right of this paradise and you’ll find a second cove. A great place to find the secluded beaches Kefalonia is so famous for.
Location: Pessada Beach Kefalonia
Where to stay: Best hotels near Pessada Beach
12. Xi Beach Kefalonia
You will have no doubt heard of Xi beach Kefalonia as it’s so popular. Found just 10km from the town of Lixouri, Xi beach Kefalonia is one known to be amongst the best sandy beaches in Kefalonia. One of the more organised sunbathing spots on the island offering visitors plenty of water sports, its no wonder Xi beach is described as one the best family beaches in Kefalonia.
Location: Xi Beach Lixouri Kefalonia Greece
Where to stay: Best hotels near Xi Beach
13. Koroni Beach Kefalonia
Calling all animal lovers! Well, turtle lovers. Koroni is famous for being home to the highest density of turtles on Kefalonia island, claiming it as “the turtle nesting beach”. Located a 10 minute drive from the town of Skala, the sandy beach of Koroni lies relatively untouched due to its small size. Agreeably one of the best Kefalonia beaches and popular among locals. Top tip – the sunset here is incredible.
Location: Koroni Beach Kefalonia Greece
Where to stay: Best hotels near Koroni Beach
14. Makris Gialos Beach Kefalonia
Calling all families! Makris Gialos beach is one of the best sandy beaches in Kefalonia. During peak times, it does become crowded as the perfectly clear waters attract holiday-makers looking where to stay in Kefalonia. Typical of the landscape on this beautiful island, Makris Gialos beach Kefalonia struts its stuff with its dense greenery and typically Ionian pine tree backdrop surrounding the area. For this reason, it’s on our list as one of the best beaches in Kefalonia.
Location: Makris Gialos Beach Lassi Kefalonia
Where to stay: Best hotels near Makris Gialos Beach
What are your favourite beaches on Kefalonia island? We would love to know. Comment below.
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