All along Kefalonia’s coastline, you can find beautiful long sandy beaches as well as small bays with pebble beaches. In general, most of the sandy beaches are in the south and south-west of the island while the north and north-east are dominated by picturesque, small bays with shingle and pebble beaches. They all have in common that their crystal clear water shimmers in every shade from deep blue to aquamarine.
Especially the secluded bays and beaches can be reached by small motorboats for which you usually don’t need a license.
Situated close to the car park and just below the road – access is easy. There is an archaeological site on the beach which is the remains of a Roman Villa. Unfortunately, this is closed off and not accessible. Olive trees provide welcome shade and there are views of Ithaca in the background.
The water is clear and good for swimming. Being situated just outside the entrance to the harbour, this is a good place to observe the ferries and yachts visiting.
Foki is easily accessed within a five minute drive from the busy village of Fiscardo. Foki is one of the most picturesque spots in Kefalonia known for its dreamy landscape with olive tree forests that come down to the beach and offer natural shade.
The area consists of small strips of pebbles with a stunning view to the crystal-clear waters. On the right side of the beach, a beautiful path leads to uncountable caves and coves that captivates all visitors. There are no tourist facilities, but the natural landscape offers relaxing and peaceful moments. Right above the beach is a tavern. The beach is a much-preferred destination for private yachts.
Kimilia is a virgin beach with crystal waters and cypresses and is consider as one of the most beautiful small beaches in Cephalonia. The easiest way to go is by car , take the main road out of Fiscardo and you will see a sign pointing towards to Kimilia beach and at the end of the road you will find a path walk 500m through a cypress forest/ Alternatively you can hire a boat and the beach is just one mile from the port of Fiscardo.
Dafnudi is a hidden beach at the northernmost tip of Cephalonia. Shade is limited when the sun is high so remember to take a beach umbrella. There is even a small and very cool cave at the water’s edge. The beach is pebbly, the waters are calm and the colours vary from blue to green. The easiest way to go is by car or motorbike, take the main road out of Fiscardo as far as Antipata (the first village you come to), turn right at the taverna, and follow the road down. After 1.2 Km you will find a path walk 400m through a cypress forest and you will find the beach.
Emplisi is probably the most cosmopolitan swimming beach in N. Cephalonia, since it is very beautiful and is at a distance of only 1.5Km from Fiscardo. It is a bay protected from the winds and it consists of white pebbles. It is surrounded by aged pine and olive trees providing natural shadow to the swimmers.
It is easily reachable through an asphalt road and there is a spacious car parking as well.
Alaties is a remote cove on the western coast. This name means “saltworks”, as sea salt used to be hand-harvested from the hollows in the rocks. The larger hollows were once used for healing baths. This perhaps explains the stepped landscaping of the terrain and the presence of pine trees. The beach is surrounded by rocks, making it a good spot for diving and snorkelling. There is a tavern behind where you can enjoy lunch or, better yet a memorable sunset.
Xilokaravo is a virgin beach with crystal waters, surrounded by rocks. The best way to visit this little bay is by boat.
About 9km from Fiskardo. One of the local “secrets”, the Holy City of Jerusalem is one of the few beaches that is still relatively quiet in August. There is a small and excellent tavern that provides good food in an idyllic setting, reminiscent of untouched Greece of bygone eras.
The beach takes its name from the small ruined church that stands on the side of the beach. The crystal clear waters are home to many seahorses. The sunsets on this beach are spectacular.
Myrtos is, without doubt, one of the most important poles of attraction in Kefalonia. It is located 24 km from Fiskardo, in a beautiful area around huge verdant hills. Myrtos beach has gained a worldwide reputation and has been constantly included in travel magazines among the most beautiful and impressive beaches in the world. It has been awarded many times for its cleanness and the natural beauty.
This is a hot spot for watching the sunset.
Til tip: Wear aqua shoes