KEFALONIA

BEACHES GUIDE (NORTH KEFALONIA)

FISKARDO BEACH

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 BEACH

Foki (meaning seal in Greek) 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 little fish tavern.

DAFNOUDI BEACH

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.

KIMILIA BEACH

Is a virgin beach with crystal waters and cypresses. It 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.

ALATIES BEACH

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 tavern there where you can enjoy lunch or, better yet a memorable sunset.

EMPLISI BEACH

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.

ASSOS BEACH

In the small bay of Assos and 20 km from Fiskardo. Assos has two small pebble beaches and a small fishing harbour. Around these beaches and harbour are many restaurants and cafeterias. Behind the beach there is a large square with also several cosy cafes and restaurants. A few kilometres south of Assos is the famous Myrtos Beach

MYRTHOS BEACH

Considered by many tourist magazines as one of the 30 best beaches in the World, Myrtos bay is not only the symbol of Kefalonia, but it’s also one of the most famous beaches all over Greece.

of the island.
This marvelous bay is surrounded by tall and green cliffs and is made by million of white small pebbles. The color of the sea changes from dark blue to electric blue and turquoise, and the panorama offered by Myrtos beach is really stunning at every moment of the day.

Do not forget to admire from this bay the most romantic sunset of your holidays.
The sun in fact will go down exactly in front of you and the color of the sea will change from orange into rose.