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Foki is an idyllic, white-pebbled beach just a 5 minute drive from the cosmopolitan village of Fiskardo.

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About 1km from Fiskardo, just off the main road, you will come across the idyllic, white-pebbled beach of Emplisi with crystal clear waters. The beach is not organized.


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Xi Beach

The red sand on Xi beach offers a unique scenic experience to visitors. The beach was given its name due to its strange shape, which resembles the respective letter in the Greek alphabet. In the winter, the landscape takes on a wild and ethereal beauty, whereas in the summer it is abustle with life and various activities.

The beach offers water sports, a beach bar, sunbeds and umbrellas and is ideal for younger swimmers due to its shallow and warm waters.

From here you can visit “Vardianoi”, the islet just off Xi beach, by boat.

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Vatsa Beach

On the southern coast of Paliki, Vatsa is a charming bay with sand and pebbles. A temple dedicated to Poseidon once stood here.

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Trapezaki Beach

Mousata village is on the Argostoli – Poros main road. Keep a lookout for the signs leading to Trapezaki–an amazing sandy beach surrounded by pine trees. Even though this is an organized beach with sunbeds and umbrellas, there is plenty of open space available for you to enjoy the sun and sea on your own. Trapezaki has warm, shallow waters, and is ideal for families with children.

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Skala Beach

Skala Beach is located in the southern part of the island, in Skala, a popular tourist resort. The beach has magnificent waters, and is framed by a small pine tree forest which separates the village from the beach.

This is an organized beach, with sunbeds, umbrellas and snack bars on site. Skala Beach also offers a variety of water sports, as well as unique tours of the ocean’s floor aboard glass-bottom boats–the highlight being the remains of the shipwrecked “Perseus” submarine.

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Potamakia Beach

Just after Katelios, on the way to Skala, one can see the cape of Mounda. A descending road that starts at Ratzakli village leads to the expansive sandy and shallow-watered beach of Potamakia. A small section of the beach is allocated to sunbeds and umbrellas. This spot is considered ideal for windsurfing.
Potamakia is also home to the endangered Caretta – Caretta turtles that return to the beach every summer in order to lay their eggs, so take great caution when you visit.

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Porto Atheras Beach

Porto Athera is located two kilometers from Atheras village. It is a picturesque beach with turquoise waters.
Here you can enjoy some exquisite “mezedes”, (local appetizers), on the waterfront.

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Poros Beach

Poros Beach is a white pebble beach located in the Poros region, and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Here you will find crystal clear waters, as well as sunbeds and umbrellas for hire.

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Platis Yialos Beach

Platis Yialos, which is adjacent to Makris Yialos, is a smaller but equally beautiful beach. Sunbeds, umbrellas and a snack bar are available on site.

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Platia Ammos Beach

Platia Ammos beach is close to Kaminarata village.
Access to this beach is easier by sea, but for the more adventurous visitor there is a steep path with stairs along the side of the cliff leading to the seaside. One thing is for sure–the crystal clear waters are well worth the effort.

Don’t forget to take provisions such as food, water, and an umbrella along with you.

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Petani Beach

Petani Beach is situated on the western side of the Paliki peninsula, and for many, its beauty rivals that of Myrtos Beach. From above, the landscape resembles a work of art. A section of the waterfront usually has sunbeds and umbrellas available. Make sure to dine at one of the local “tavernas”–this area is famous for its seafood and fish taverns.

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Minies Beach

Minies is a sand beach located just 5 km outside the capital, Argostoli. This is an organized beach, so you will find sunbeds, umbrellas, and a snack bar.

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Megas Lakkos

Megas Lakkos is an organized beach in the Lixouri area. Easily accessible with ample parking availability, this beach is known for its wide expanse of red sand.

The water here is fairly shallow making it an ideal destination for families with children.

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Makris Yialos

Makris Yialos, with its fine golden sand, is easily accessible and only 4 km from the capital, Argostoli. This beach likely offers the most amenities, making it the ideal choice for those wishing to combine entertainment, relaxation and recreation–aside from sunbeds, umbrellas, and beach bars, Makris Yialos boasts a beach volleyball court, a specially-designated beach racket-ball zone, as well as facilities and equipment for a variety of water sports.

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Lourdas Beach

The seaside village of Lourdata boasts the scenic white sand and pebble beach Lourdas. Sunbeds and umbrellas are usually available, and for the epicurean traveler, the coastal zone is lined with taverns and restaurants.

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Lepeda Beach

Lepeda is the organized beach closest to Lixouri. Here you will find sunbeds and umbrellas, as well as boat and canoe rentals, and beach volleyball courts. You can also combine a day at the beach with a cultural outing–Lepeda is only a brief walk from the ruins of the Agia Paraskevi cave monastery.

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Lagadakia Beach

Lagadakia is a small, protected, pebble beach with bright blue waters. To get here from Lixouri, follow the road to Gerogombos, which diverts from the main road between Chavriata and Chavdata villages.

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Koroni Beach

Koroni is a calm, sandy beach with exceptionally clear waters. During the busy summer months you will find sunbeds, umbrellas and a snack bar.