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Platis Gyalos beach in Argostoli Kefalonia

Platis Gyalos beach in Argostoli

Adjacent to Makris Gialos, and sharing all its main characteristics, Platis gialos is a fine-grain sand beach, fully equipped with all the necessary amenities to make a day at the seashore relaxing and enjoyable. There is something here for everybody, whether it’s swimming, beach volleyball, or simply sunbathing, Platis Gialos caters to all tastes.

Fanari beach in Argostoli Kefalonia

Fanari beach in Argostoli

A little before reaching the St. Theodore lighthouse in Argostoli, one encounters a gold-sand beach with shallow waters. Conveniently situated inside the confines of the capital and across from an organized camping site, this spot is a favorite for many.

Avithos beach in Livatho Kefalonia

Avithos beach in Livatho

Only a few kilometers from Argostoli, Avithos has fine-grain sand surrounded by a range of impressive cliffs. Across the way, one can discern the small island of Dias–a sight beautiful and captivating in its own right.

Ammes beach near the Airport

Ammes beach in Minies

A favorite among locals for its beauty and proximity to Argostoli, Ammes is a sand beach with shallow waters ideal for families with children. Situated near the eastern end of the airport runway, approaching planes can be spotted overhead making for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Makrys Gyalos beach in Argostoli Kefalonia

Makrys Gyalos beach in Argostoli

Thanks to its clean waters, large expanse of fine-grain sand and easy accessibility from the capital, Makris Gialos is a true favorite among locals and tourists alike. A perfect place to enjoy a nice swim, beach sports and activities, or simply to bask in the sun, this beach has something for all tastes and temperaments.

Spasmata beach in Minies Kefalonia

Spasmata beach in Minies

One of the Minies beaches, this spot lies adjacent to Megali Ammos, and shares its characteristics. Fine-grain sand, deep blue waters and a premier view of the incoming airplanes overhead, make for a delightful experience.

Koutavos Lagoon in Argostoli Kefalonia

Koutavos Lagoon in Argostoli

Koutavos lagoon lies at the apex of the Argostoli bay, delimited by the DeBosset bridge on one end, and the Koutavos park on the other. Though the lagoon and surrounding areas had fallen into neglect in the past, recent efforts have given the area a renewed vitality. Koutavos is now an eco-park–a reserve for some of the region’s rarest species of fauna and flora, …

Argostoli Boardwalk in Kefalonia

Argostoli Boardwalk

The walkway along the pier in Argostoli is paved with pebbles and lined with palm trees, making this an ideal place for a light stroll. In the mornings this area bustles with activity, the highlight of which is local fisherman docking their boats to peddle their wares to the passers-by, almost as a subtle reminder of times gone by. If lucky, one might also …

Napier Gardens in Argostoli Kefalonia

Napier Gardens in Argostoli

An unexpected paradise in the center of Argostoli, Napier Gardens is a small but beautiful park located right above the main square. After recent renovation, it has been outfitted with cobblestone pathways, benches, picnic tables, and light fixtures so that the space may be enjoyed by visitors into the late hours of the day. The land on which the park was developed once belonged …

Kefalos Municipal Theater in Argostoli

Kefalos Municipal Theater in Argostoli

Originally built in 1857 by a Venetian architect, Kefalos Theater has been a pillar of the island’s cultural heritage. Though it was destroyed following enemy bombings in 1943, the theater was subsequently reconstructed in the aims of continuing the long-held tradition of artistic creation and appreciation.

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