The Blue Flag-rated Antisamos Beach sits roughly centrally on the eastern side of Kefalonia’s folding coastline. Tucked into a small bay, its waters rarely see more than gentle waves reach shore here. The beach comprises a mix of small round pebbles interspersed with sand which gleams when the sun is shining. Antisamos Beach is therefore a popular destination with swimmers and sunbathers.
Used as a location in the Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Antisamos Beach is renowned locally for its natural beauty. Behind its arc of pebbles are hills covered in native flora, providing habitat for a good number of bird species.
Antisamos Beach is also backed by two mid-range restaurants serving food and drink throughout the day. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available to rent, but leave plenty of free beach for those who prefer bringing their own or going without.
More active beachgoers can choose between jet skis, banana boats, pedalos, water skis and canoes at the dedicated water sports centre. Lifeguards are on duty during the main sunbathing hours each day. Antisamos Beach is best visited by car, although there is also a bus stop close to the reasonably-sized car park.
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