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Beach Club Holidays Kefalonia

Location
Kefalonia, Greece
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Season
May-Oct
Warm & sunny
Accommodation type
Beachfront hotels & villas
Active Beach Clubs
Travel info
3hr flight / 60 min transfer / GMT+2

Kefalonia, Greece

The Ionian island of Kefalonia, Greece – the home of Lixouri Bay Beach Club and our Villa Club holidays is stunningly beautiful. With much to see and do, sometimes it feels like a week or two just isn’t enough. Our beach club and villas are located on the Lixouri peninsula, on the west of the island.

Embrace laid-back life in the nearby charming town of Lixouri. Drop in for a frappe and watch the world go by from one of the many cafes on the bustling town square. The beaches are beautiful and plentiful, scattered along the dramatic coastline – and often less touristy than some other well-known areas of the island. Cool, low-key beach bars and traditional village tavernas serve local dishes with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Boy stands outside restaurant in Lixouri Town, Kefalonia
Aerial shot of Lixouri town with terracota roofs and road running along seafront
View looking down over a sandy beach and bay in Kefalonia, Greece
Plate of Mousakka on blue plate
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Boy stands outside restaurant in Lixouri Town, Kefalonia
Aerial shot of Lixouri town with terracota roofs and road running along seafront
View looking down over a sandy beach and bay in Kefalonia, Greece
Plate of Mousakka on blue plate
Coastal scene with hillside rising steadily out the sea
Bottles of wine on a granite slab
Group of people sat in a rowing boat in the middle of lake cave which has a hole in the roof
Restaurant table and chairs overlook and a sea and mountain backdrop in Kefalonia, Greece
Two people seat next to each other reading books, sat on sun loungers on a beach with the sea in the background
View looking across colourful houses and a bay in Asos, Greece
Couple walk along quiet road in greek town. All the shops shut.
Greek flag flutter with a sea and sunset background
two yachts and other boats moored stern-to to a harbour wall in Sami, Kefalonia in Greece.
Purple flowers in foreground with a view of a Atheras beach and bay in the background
silhouetted people jumping on beach in front of sunrise
Person sat beside there bike in dried shrub land

Location

As an active holiday destination, Kefalonia is quick and easy to get to, with a reasonable flight time of 3 hours from the UK and many regional departure airport options direct to Kefalonia airport. Transfer to our yacht base is approximately 60 minutes.

Our Beach Clubs in Kefalonia

Lixouri Bay Beach Club, Kefalonia

Prices from: £425pp

Villa Club Holidays

Prices from: £685pp

Dazzling blue seas and soft sandy beaches. Kefalonia offers a wealth of incredible outdoor experiences, making it a sought-after destination for more adventurous travellers. The large sandy beaches and lack of other water users make it incredibly safe to get on the water and learn something new. In addition to all the inclusive activities at our beach clubs, scuba diving, sea kayaking, and water-skiing are all available on the island and can be organised for you by our team locally.

The highlights

  • Remote beaches
  • Underground caves and lakes
  • A national park at 1600m
  • Historic castles
  • Old harbour towns
  • Local Greek wines
  • Cosmopolitan capital
  • Dramatic west coast
  • Fertile valleys
  • Very friendly locals

About Kefalonia

Kefalonia is one of a group of islands on the western side of Greece in the Ionian Sea. It is the largest of the Ionian islands and boasts the third-highest mountain range in Greece. Parts of the island are now national parks, home to wild horses, golden eagles and other protected flora and fauna.

Brief history

Archaeological finds in different areas of Kefalonia gave evidence that the island was inhabited since 10,000 BC. Like much of Greece, Kefalonia has had a turbulent history. It is firmly embedded in Greek Mythology, with many scholars arguing that Kefalonia was the true home of the famed hero, Odysseus. The island was also occupied by the Byzantines, Turks, Venetians, British, and the Ottomans before it became a Greek state in 1864. During World War II, Kefalonia was occupied by the Axis powers, primarily Italy.

If you’ve not read it, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is a beautiful wartime story set on the island.


Best beaches

Kefalonia has some of the best beaches in the whole of Greece.

Looking down on Mrytos Beach, Kefalonia - A white sand beach with blue sea
Mrytos
Sunset view behind beach with orange umbrellas
Petani Beach
Purple flowers in foreground with a view of a Atheras beach and bay in the background
Atheras Beach
View of Asos. Kefalonia with colourful buildings around a natural harbour
Assos Beach
White pebble beach with a red boat and people sunbathing
Variko Beach
Sandy beach with mountains in the background
Xi Beach
Bamboo umbrellas on a sandy beach with taverna chairs
Lepeda Beach

Things to see & try

There are so many highlights it’s hard to choose…although Kefalonia is quite a large Greek island, it doesn’t take more than an hour or so to get from the cosmopolitan northern tip of Fiscardo to the southern wine-growing areas under Mt Aenos.

St. Theodore Lighthouse, Kefalonia at sunset - a white circular lighthouse on rocky point with sea and mountains in the background
The Lighthouse
Greek Restaurant front with blue door, signage and blue tables and chairs
Tavernas
Bottles of wine on a granite slab
Local Wines
Group of people sat in a rowing boat in the middle of lake cave which has a hole in the roof
Caves
Blue sea and white pebble beach dramatic cliffs
West Coast
Yachts moored in a Greek harbour
Fiscardo
Looking down on Mrytos Beach, Kefalonia - A white sand beach with blue sea
Mrytos
Aeral shot of a Greek town near the sea
Paliki
Walkers along a coastal trail in Greece
Mountains

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