At the beach of Antissamos, where the deep Kefalonian green meets the vivid blue of the Ionian Sea…
Just a stone’s throw from Sami, the third largest city on the island after Argostoli and Lixouri, there is the beach of Antissamos, which has repeatedly been rewarded with a blue flag.
The beach of Antissamos became world famous after the Hollywood film “Captain’s Corelli Mandolin”. There, the visitor will be enchanted by the lush landscape, which literally touches the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. The beach in all its length and width is covered with a colorful fine pebble and golden sand.
The access to the beach is easy and there is plenty of parking. So the tourist can easily, even in the most difficult summer months, visit the organized beach, where he will find umbrellas and sun beds, as well as a tasteful canteen – bar that will delight even the most demanding visitor.
The bay of Antissamos is ideal for enjoyable diving and underwater diving, making swimming a lifetime experience. At the port of Sami, the visitor will find restaurants, taverns and bars and will definitely take pictures of the beautiful port and the island of Odysseus, Ithaca. Two of the most beautiful sights of the area are the Melissani Lagoon and the Cave of Drogarati, where access is very easy and it is also mentioned in all maps.
Tourism, especially in recent years, has developed rapidly in the area where many hotels (including 5 star hotels) have been built, where the visitor can make quiet and quality vacations. The port of Sami is connected with Italy, Patras, Astakos and Ithaca with regular daily ferry services; there are also many bus routes in the area