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This beach, nestling in a cove surrounded by two rocky headlands, embraces the visitor. It can get... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Cardiff, Wales
Perfect Greek beach

This place was amazing. The waters are clear and perfectly blue. There are a couple of tavernas on... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Chagford, United Kingdom
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Beautiful beach with white pebbles & clear water
40 km from Argostoli | Agia Thekli, Lixouri, Greece
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

This beach, nestling in a cove surrounded by two rocky headlands, embraces the visitor. It can get quite windy later in the afternoon, when the sea temperature has risen to encourage the winds to blow on-shore. Parking is ample after the longish drive here, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

This place was amazing. The waters are clear and perfectly blue. There are a couple of tavernas on the beach which open during the season.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

One of the most popular beaches at Paliki peninsula, quite commercial, however all kinds of visitors can find their places. In time of our visit there were quite nice waves and unfortunately dirt spot as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janoo0601
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The beach was beautiful and the sea was lovely and warm. Parking is limited so get there early. 2 beach front restaurants also.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank KaylaC1981
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We came here the day after visiting myrtos which is much more well known beach . We enjoyed it here it is set in a bay and has a similar beauty and a more rustic wilder setting than myrtos which we preferred.2 good restaurants ....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Billsomyork
Reviewed October 1, 2018

A fine destination having toured around the hills of this peninsula across from Xi Beach and Lixouri. Down the increasing tiers of hairpin bends to the shores of this dramatic beach, resembling a younger cousin of Myrtos. On the day we arrived a strong wind...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Beautiful quite and carm, sunbed prices reasonable too. Taverns lovely and food is delicious. Sea is so clear however purchase so pebble shoes before you go as they can be painful on your feet walking in and out the sea

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NikkieBayley
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Beach is lovely sea water goes deep very quick so you got to be careful special with kids gets busy parking not bad if your early in morning we got there about 10am sunset is deffiently worth staying for it's amazing golden sea We went...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tiaaaaaaa
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Lovely setting but not a sand beach all pebbles. You definitely need beach shoes to enter the water. Parasol and two sun beds €6 for the day. Lovely beach cafe to have dinner whilst watching the sunset. Very inexpensive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank trishadish
Reviewed September 17, 2018

If you are in Kefalonia you must visit this beach because you will surely not regret it. The color of the water is amazing and it will remind you of Myrtos Beach. Please note that the color will change during the day because of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 21, 2018|
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Response from Slim2066 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where you are staying but from Lixouri it takes about 25 mins driving. Very steep, winding road down to beach and extremely busy on weekends and during August. There are hotels in that area, you can google them. If... More
Stacey M
May 11, 2016|
Response from Ciprian C |
Yes you can, but there are at least 2,5 km climbing on the hill
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Help, which route (2 Replies)
Travelling from Petani bay down to Skala in September and I cannot decide which route to take, the coastal road or into Lixouri and catch the ferry. Has anybody driven down the coastal road, are the views worth it, any advice would be appreciated.
June 22, 2015|
Response fromtravelbob31|
Hi dfoggy, Four basic routes depending on time etc. 1. Petani to Lixouri, ferry to Argostoli then South coast road to Skala. Probably quickest. 2. Petani round top of lagoon to Katochori then South to Argostoli followed by route 1. The views as you drive round the lagoon and then down to Argostoli are really nice. 3. As 2 but when you reach the Drapano Bridge opposite Argostoli take the road towards Sami, turn right as if going to Mount Ainos but don't take the next turning to Ainos but...More
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Travelling to Petani Bay hotel (8 Replies)
Hi Everyone, I am travelling to Cephalonia in July with my husband and daughter who will be 18 months old. We picked the hotel due to its reviews on tripadvisor so we know it's a bit away from it all. I have a few questions to help me get organised for our first family holiday abroad. 1. Is there a mini market / supermarket near to the hotel? Somewhere we can get yogurts, milk, bread, drinks etc? We will be eating out for most of the holiday but we will need somewhere to get basics...More
December 27, 2014|
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Vatsa beach is not to far away from you, by car, nice sandy beach usally has some ducks on it from the beachside restaurant.
Erica B
Milan, Italy
Are buses running during early June? (3 Replies)
Hi, I am planning to visit Cefalonia at the end of May/early June and to visit the island by bus. I will be staying in Argostoli and would like to take day trips to Sami, Myrtos beach, Fiskardo, Skala, Petani beach, among others. Do you know if buses are running on a daily basis in this period of the year? Thank you in advance for your help!
December 17, 2017|
Response fromBarry S|
Put Myrtos beach at the bottom of your list. It looks wonderful from above but is very disappointing after a long winding road down. It is not sand but fine gravel, swimming is dangerous at times because of the current, and the snack bar is prepacked sandwiches , not good. Just further along is the village of Assos, again a long winding road down but a lovely village at the bottom , with great tavernas with lovely views over the bay. The tiny beach is pebbles, but swimming in the small bay is...More