Antisamos Beach: The most scenic beach in Kefalonia
If you’re not familiar with Kefalonia. also known as Cepholinia, it’s a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea. It’s a popular tourist destination for its stunning beaches, beautiful landscapes, and friendly people. For many Kefalonia is a lifestyle destination as it offers everything that one requires for a summer vacation. Kefalonia Antisamos beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island and it’s easy to see why. The beach is hidden in a large bay, the crystal clear turquoise water, almost a mirror, reflecting the surrounding green landscape. The views are truly breathtaking. Located near Sami on the east of the Island, about 30km from Argostoli. This beach is a must-visit seaside destination while on your Kefalonia Holidays. The view from the top of the beach will take your breath away and make for an unforgettable experience.
Antisamos beach: the must-see spot in Kefalonia
If you’re looking for a breathtaking view, stunning scenery, and a place to relax, Antisamos beach is the spot for you. Kefalonia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, and Antisamos is one of the best. This beach has everything you could want: crystal-clear water and amazing views. The sea is so clear here, that you can see the sand and the coral on the bottom of the sea at a glance. You can see the small fish swimming in the sea. Don’t miss out on this must-see spot during your next visit to Kefalonia! The beach is long and wide, pebbly with turquoise water. it is protected from the winds by the surrounding hills. The water is warm to swim in. Antisamos has won the Blue Flag badge year after year. A must-visit place on your beach holiday in Kefalonia
1 History of Antisamos Beach Kefalonia
The name Antisamos is said to come from the two words “anti,” meaning against, and “Samos,” meaning island. The name was given to the beach because it’s located on the opposite side of the island from Samos, another Greek island.
Antisamos beach has been a popular spot for centuries. It was first inhabited by the ancient Greeks and later became a popular spot for Roman soldiers to relax. Today, Antisamos beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kefalonia.
Antisamos beach was made famous in the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
2 Captain Correlli’s Mandolin: The Movie
The Book by Louis De Bernieres
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is a novel written by Louis de Bernières, and the title refers to an Italian mandolin that was given as a gift to Captain Corelli. The novel is set in 1943, during the World War II period, and takes place in an unnamed city on the Adriatic coast of Italy which is divided into two opposing halves: one Italian, and the other German. The story follows Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer in the Acqui Division who is posted to Kefalonia (Cephalonia) with his regiment. The novel is told mainly through the eyes of Pelagia, a Greek girl who lives with her parents in an Italian-occupied town.
The Movie directed by John Madden
The book was made into a film in 2001, directed by John Madden and starring Nicholas Cage, Penélope Cruz and Christian Bale, tells the story of an Italian soldier stationed on the island of Kefalonia during World War II. While the movie wasn’t filmed entirely on Antisamos beach Kefalonia, many of the scenes were shot there. The film brought a lot of attention to the beach and helped put Kefalonia on the map as a tourist destination. Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz were the 2 main characters in this film.
3 How to get to Antisamos Beach?
Take a day trip to Anti Samos beach. The best way to get to Antisamos beach is by car or a private tour. The drive takes about 40 minutes from the capital of Argostoli. Once you reach the beach, there is a large parking area where you can leave your car. From there, it is just a short walk down to the sand and sea. There are many companies in Kefalonia that do Private tours around the Island, most will take you to AntiSamos and Myrtos Beach
The route from Amari Villa will take you via the scenic route past St George’s Castle, Omala Valley, Drograti Caves and Sami Town/Sami Port. You could plan the whole day to stop at these places on the way to AntiSamos. Google Maps Directions
If you are staying in one of the villages near Antisamos beach, such as Lassi or Skala, you can take a local bus to the beach. The buses run frequently and the journey takes about 45 minutes.
Once you arrive at Antisamos beach, you will see why it is such a popular spot. There is free parking available.
4 Facilities at Antisamos Beach
There’s no need to leave the beach to enjoy a delicious meal or refreshing drink. The on-site restaurants and bars will keep you well-fed and hydrated throughout the day. And when you’re ready to call it a night, there are plenty of accommodation options nearby so you can rest your head close to the sand and sea.
There are sunbeds and umbrellas for hire and are inexpensive.
Lifeguards are present, every day from 7 in the morning until 6 in the evening, they make sure everyone enjoys the beach safely.
There are a couple of beach bars/tavernas offering food and drink and sunbed hire.
5 Activities at Antisamos Beach
There’s no need to leave the beach to have fun. Antisamos beach has plenty of activities to keep you entertained. If you’re looking for some excitement, try your hand at windsurfing or paddleboarding. The beach is great for watersports – swimming or snorkelling in the warm water. Don’t forget to take your sun protection and snorkelling gear. For those just wanting to sunbathe hire a sunbed. Take some beach shoes as the beach is pebbly. While sunbathing you can see Ithaca Island.
The water sports school at the beach rents equipment and have instructors who can teach you any of the sports available. Group lessons are available for you to enjoy with your friends. This Seaside destination is one you will want to visit again and again.
6 Things to see around Antisamos Beach
The Monastery of Agrilia is a stunning location in Kefalonia that is absolutely worth a visit, located just a few kilometres from the AntiSamos beach, on top of a hill. It was built in the 18th century and was once a bustling monastery, but no monks now reside there. Another monastery’s ruins, Agion Fanenton, are close by.
Antisamos is close to Sami village. You can easily drive to Sami and enjoy lunch, dinner or just a walk on the seafront by Sami port.
Kefalonia Summer Holidays: Where to Stay?
Kefalonia has many different types of accommodations, from luxury hotels to family-friendly apartments. For those who are looking for a more secluded vacation, there is also the option of renting a villa or apartment directly from an owner.
The south of Kefalonia Island has many beautiful villas, some Luxury Villas all with stunning views of the sea. Staying in the south of the island makes more sense as it is the most popular part of Kefalonia. Kefalonia International Airport and Argostoli the capital are easy to get to. Kefalonia has so much to offer so make it the destination for your next summer holiday.
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How to Get to Kefalonia?
Many direct flights come into Kefalonia during the summer season from most European countries including the UK. EasyJet, British Airways, Jet2, Ryan Air plus some others fly to Kefalonia from many of the UK Airports.
If flying from a non-European country, you may get a direct flight to Athens and then a connecting flight to Kefalonia. These flights run all year round.
Ferries from Italy and mainland Greece come frequently to Kefalonia, ports including, Sami, Argostoli and Poros.
Many people will drive through Europe and take a connecting Ferry to Kefalonia
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Kefalonia today! You won’t regret it.