Petani Beach is another well-known beach of Kefalonia awarded with a blue flag. “ePiETANI” is a word of Homer, meaning an area with abundant water throughout the year. It is located in a distance of 20 km west of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, in the beautiful peninsula of Paliki. The path to the beach itself is unique. As you follow the route Lixouri-Monopolata, Agia Thekli, Vilatoria and approach the beach you will be amazed by the uniqueness and the beauty of the landscape.
It consists of blue crystal waters and a stunning landscape of huge verdant cliffs that reach the blue sea. The water deepens right away and there are usually big waves in Petani. The beach is covered mostly with sand and some pebbles scattered along the shore. Close to the beach there are a couple of taverns that will draw your attention. The beach is partly organized with umbrellas and sundecks. There is also a shower and toilet facilities some steps from the beach. There is parking space for a few cars only. In close distance there are some beautiful villages and monasteries worth visiting. If you can stay until late you will be awarded with a sunset through the mountains.
In the northern part of Kefalonia lies a beautiful village, Assos, belonging to the municipality of Erisos. The village is built like an amphitheatre around the peninsula, surrounded by pine and cypress trees awaiting the visitor to discover it.
Prepare your camera because the scenery is absolutely unique. It is a traditional village which has retained the traditional Ionian architecture for the most part.
The astonishing attration of this village is its castle, which along with that of Agios Georgios is the most important of Kefalonia. It was built in the late 15th century to protect inhabitants from pirate raids. Great battles were fought here, in order to defend the islad of Kefalonia. In the early history the castle was used as a prison from the Greek government.
Myrtos Kefalonia: Myrtos is without a doubt one of the most important poles of attraction in Kefalonia. It is located 30km north of Argostoli, in a beautiful area around huge verdant hills. Myrtos beach has gained worldwide reputation and has been constantly included in travel magazines among the most beautiful and picturesque beaches in the world. It has been awarded many times for its cleanness and the natural beauty.
The beach has a semi-circular shape surrounded by impressive white rocky cliffs with lush vegetation on top of them creating a spectacular setting. The lush green area, the abrupt terrain, the white pebbles and the crystal waters compose a stunning scenery. The beach is well-organized at the most part with umbrellas and sundecks while a small part remains completely unspoilt, ideal for total isolation.
The natural beauty of Myrtos is the trademark of Kefalonia and one of the most photographed places in Greece. It is affected by the strong winds. The western coast of Myrtos offers spectacular sunset views. visitors have direct access to a wide range of facilities and a nice sack bar offering cold drinks. Myrtos is easily accessed by all means of transport. While descending the beach, you will enjoy some amazing views from above.