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The beaches of Kefalonia

On Kefalonia are many beaches and most beaches are quite large. Here is a summary of some of these beaches. There are many more.

Kefalonia beaches: Myrtos. Myrtos beach is the calling card of the island of Kefalonia and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in all Ionian islands. It is located north of the capital Argostoli. This beautiful beach has fine goldcolored sand and the water's beautiful turqoise (as if someone had thrown bleach into the blue sea). The beach is surrounded by impressive steep rocks. This beach is one of the most photographed spots in Greece and attracts thousands of visitors every summer. You can have a drink on the beach and a little something to eat, and there are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent.

Kefalonia beaches: Antisamos. The beach of Antisamos is one of the best beaches of Kefalonia and is located near the village Sami, 22 kilometres from the capital set in the east of the island. It is an attractive pebble beach surrounded by the hills. Above the beach is a monastery where you have a nice view over the beach and the Sami village.

Kefalonia beaches: Emblisi and Foki. The beaches of Emblisi and Foki lie near the village of Fiskardo (in the north of the island of Kefalonia). They are small pebble beaches with beautiful rocks and it can be quite crowded. On the beach of Foki there are many trees for shade.

Kefalonia beaches: Lourdas. Beach of Lourdas is a long beach with sand and pebbles and one of the beautiful beaches of the island of Kefalonia. There are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, and there are tavernas and shops. In the background is Mount Ainos. In this areathere are many hotels, apartments and studios. On this beach often blows a very hard wind.

Kefalonia beaches: Makris Gialos. Makris Gialos is a beach near the capital Argostoli and it is one of the better known beaches of the island. It is a great beach and it is busy.

Kefalonia beaches: Platis Gialos. Platis Gialos is also not far from the capital Argostoli, in the west of the island. It is significantly smaller than Markris Gialos and less developed (in terms sunbeds / parasols ed). In the sandstone rocks at the beach there are some caves. This beach is quieter than Makris Gialos.

Hans Huisman, 2014
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