Kaminia Beach

To enjoy the warm Mediterranean waters and hot Greek sunshine, make sure you spend a day or two on Kaminia Beach. Just a short walk from Skala, the beach is one of the longest on the island and a popular place to relax on the beautiful white sands.

Arriving on the beach, find yourself a sun lounger and unwind under the shade of an umbrella while looking out across the clear blue sea. The loungers are free, but you’ll be expected to buy a drink from the bar.

When it’s time to cool off, go into the sea for a paddle or swim out through the gently sloping waters. With no shelving, the shallow coastline is ideal for younger children. As you walk on the soft sand, look out for loggerhead turtles who nest on the beach between May and August. Their nests are marked with bamboo to protect the eggs.

When you get hungry, enjoy a picnic on the sand or head to the beachside snack bar where you can buy food, drinks and beer. If you want hot food, walk up the beach to the taverna which serves up freshly cooked kebabs.

After your visit, go for a wander around Katelios village where you can discover the beautiful Kefalonian countryside and sample delicious locally-caught seafood in the traditional tavernas. The Sissia Monastery is nearby, while there’s also a museum dedicated to the loggerhead turtles run by the Katelios Environmental group.