Hidden coves in Kefalonia

exploring kefalonia-36To me, the Greek islands are all about hiring a car, putting an old school map on your knee and going down the tracks that look like they might lead somewhere pretty.

Most often than not, you’ll find a gem of a spot; turquoise waters, golden sands or rugged rocks and a little taverna serving delicious homemade tzatziki. Kefalonia is a quiet island and has these in abundance, where it is quite possible you’ll find yourself on your very own beach where you can claim it for your own. Well, for the day anyway.

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One day whilst in Kefalonia, Mr B had set off on such an exploration and whilst sitting in a taverna (that little one perching amongst the trees in the cliff right there ^^), we could see a delicious looking little beach across the water.  After our lunch we set off to find it, and when we did we vowed to come back prepared with an umbrella for shade, towels, swim gear and a bottle of water.

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Cue a couple of days later, armed with trainers and supplies, we traced our steps back.

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what I wore…

Shorts – Topshop | Top – Isabel Marant Etoile (sold out) | Trainers – New Balance |
Straw bag – from Marrakech, similar here | Hat – old, similar here)

We wound our way down the old, steep stone steps, stopping regularly to just marvel at the views. Looking back at them now is making me yearn for those turquoise waters.

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We reached the first little beach at the bottom of the steps, and took an immediate right, clambering over the jugged rocks and following the coast round.

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exploring kefalonia-22^^ as graceful as ever!**

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shop the look

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exploring kefalonia-27Our timing wasn’t great as it ended up being a Sunday lunchtime that we got there, and the little secret beach turned out to be not so secret with the locals! But it was still fairly quiet, and so gorgeous we didn’t let a few other people deter us.

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We spent the day dipping in and out of the sea, smiling at our luck. We only had to retreat when the beating hot sun became too much for our pale skinned bodies and we set of in search of a breeze.

Do you explore when on holiday?



  1. Alister
    April 3, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Hi, beautiful pictures! Your descriptions on this article is basically EXACTLY what I would like my holiday to be like this September. I will be travelling to Kefalonia mid Sept and staying in Agia Efimia. I was merely wondering where exactly this beautiful spot you found was!

    Many thanks,

    • greeneyed
      April 9, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      Hello! Oh you will LOVE Kefalonia then, it is full of little beaches and coves like this. I am afraid however that my memory is not good enough to be able to direct you to this one in particular but I can highly recommend hiring a little speed boat from Agia and you can go up along the channel between Kefalonia and Ithaka, stopping at dozens of beaches that can only be reached by boat. It’s the perfect day! Also, Antisamos is a lovely beach although quite popular, definitely worth a visit.
      Have a lovely time!

  2. Petra
    August 24, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    Great pics, @greeneyed
    The beach from the pictures is in Pessada. Have a nice holiday, Alistar!

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