Visit Lourdas Beach on Kefalonia Greek Island
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Kefalonia is one of those Greek islands that people love to visit. It’s filled with plenty of natural beauty, and much of this beauty is concentrated at the beaches. Lourdes beach is thought to be one of the most beautiful beaches the island has to offer. It features crystal blue waters and a gorgeous setting with green hills. It’s also near a quaint village. While on the island, you should definitely pay this beach a visit. Here’s more information:
Getting to Lourdas Beach
You’ll need to head to Kefalonia before you can make it to Lourdes Beach. You can access the island either by taking a ferry or flying into the regional airport. The best options for accessing Lourdas from the capital city of Argostoli is by renting a car or hiring a taxi from the Argostoli airport, which is 10 km from the city.
While buses are fewer on Kefalonia, there is a bus route that travels from Argostoli to Skala, which gets travelers near to Lourdas. There is also a bus route that runs between Lourdas, Trapezaki and Vlahata several times each day.
About Lourdas Beach
Set against a backdrop of green, pine-forested mountains, Lourdas Beach is best known for its clear, azure blue waters that flow out to the Aegean Sea. Located about half an hour’s drive from Kefalonia’s capital city, Argostoli, this long, sandy white beach gently slopes down from the main coastal road and Lourdas village.
Lourdas is a fully-organized beach that is identified as a Blue Flag beach due to its quality, safety and cleanliness. While it is a popular beach, it also features a calm, peaceful atmosphere.
Visitors to Lourdas Beach will find plenty of umbrellas, sun lounges and facilities for watersports. Restaurants, tavernas and minibars are also situated nearby the beach area.
What to Do at Lourdas Beach
With its warm, clear water and sheltered area, Lourdas Beach is an ideal place for swimming and snorkeling. Sea kayaking and boating are popular water activities here as well. Beach parties are sometimes organized here during the summer months. Many visitors enjoy walking along the beach in the evenings when the sunset casts a tranquil ambiance over the area.
Situated nearby the beach are restaurants and vine-covered tavernas where visitors can purchase refreshments and Greek dishes such as moussaka and souvlaki. A walk up the hill from the beach is the quaint village of Lourdas, where visitors will find more restaurant options as well as cafes, shops, music bars and other modern conveniences. Hotels and villas are also located in the village.
Just down the main coastal road towards Skala, visitors will find the Monastery of Sissia. The original 13th-century structure was destroyed by the 1953 earthquake, but visitors can still explore the ruins as well as the newer building that replaced the monastery.
Due to its picturesque setting and tranquil atmosphere with convenient apartments, villas and hotels, many travelers make their way to Lourdes Beach. Both the beach and the village are things you must visit when you go to the island of Kefalonia.
This post was written by Greek Boston