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Petani Beach Kefalonia
7 Mar

Discover The Fabulous Beaches of Kefalonia Greece

KefaloniaAs one of the largest Ionian Islands, Kefalonia holidays are truly unique offering a fantastic range of landscapes, resorts and historical sites to explore, and of course let’s not forget the fabulous beaches.

Lassi is the closest beach resort to the capital Argostoli and has a proud reputation for cleanliness and has been awarded the Blue Flag because it keeps the beaches in absolutely pristine condition. Surrounded by fresh pines and cypresses, the golden sands of Lassi can be found in the area’s finest beaches including Tourkopodaro, Platys Gialos, Makris Gialos and Paliostafida Platys Gialos. Attracting visitors all year round, the Lassi resort is bustling with hotels, tavernas and restaurants serving freshly caught fish every night of the week.

Lourdas boasts a string of lush white bays and beaches. Slightly inland, the original village of Lourdas is a quaint Greek residence and boasts a traditional square shaded by a pine trees, taverns and a charming food market. As the second largest bay in Kefalonia, Lourdas provides swimmers with wonderful views of Zakynthos and Mount Ainos. Offering visitors a traditional Greek alternative to the mass tourism experienced elsewhere in the country, Lourdas is the perfect place for anyone wanting to escape the hassle, fuss and lies of everyday life.

Myrtos is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and has been a postcard icon of Kefalonia for decades. By encapsulating the idyllic Greek image of a turquoise paradise, Myrtos attract thousands of visitors every year. Myrtos is situated north of the island’s capital Argostoli and has become one of Greece’s most popular holiday destinations. Surrounded by white limestone cliffs and sandy shores, Myrtos has been consistently voted the most beautiful Greek beach for decades. Naturally it has become a magnet for discerning tourists but the area’s volcanic mountains and breathtaking views have so far avoided the ills of mass-tourism.

Myrtos Beach

Situated further south is Kefalonia’s second city, Lixouri and like the capital Argostoli it was completely destroyed in the earthquake of 1953. Very little remains of the old Venetian buildings but the authentic Greek atmosphere of the town has never gone away. With a rich variety of sparkling beaches and coastal landscapes on display, some of the highlights of the Lixouri region include Aghios Spiridon Beach in Atheras Bay. Extremely beautiful and with a mysterious history, Atheras Bay once formed a smugglers’ cove in the north of the Pali peninsula.

Petani Beach Kefalonia

The Lixouri district’s regional charms are best illustrated at Petani Bay, which is very secluded and famous for its cobalt blue seas and rocky white cliffs. Until recently the white-pebbled bay had only been accessible by boat. With the construction of over 200 steps, Petani is now accessible by foot and the views of the white-pebbled beach are absolutely magnificent on a clear day. Terrifyingly steep and not for the faint hearted, anyone who suffers from vertigo should not attempt to reach the beach. However, this gorgeous region is rich with accessible beaches for anyone unable to scale the dizzy heights of Petani Bay.

Melissani Lake in Kefalonia Greece

Kefalonia has some of the finest beaches in Europe and provides a refreshing change to some of the more tourist populated districts of the Mediterranean. Always romantic and providing breathtaking views all year round, anyone wanting to relax on holiday should look no further than the turquoise seas of Kefalonia’s beautiful coastline.

About The Author: Written by the travel blog team at the easyJet holidays website.
Photo Credits: Myrtos Beach-Matt Sims, Petani Beach-Dan Taylor