Petani Beach

Petani Beach - Anthemis Living | Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

To get down to this beach on the eastern Paliki Peninsula you have to brave a white-knuckle ride of eight hairpin turns.

But you’ll know you made the right choice as soon as you step onto the beach and witness the epic limestone cliffs encircling it.

These are coated with dark green garrigue, which descends to the beach in columns creating a spectacular stripe effect.

The surface of the beach is white sand and gravel, giving the sea a luminescent quality by the shore.

When the surf is choppy it’s better to avoid the water as the sea drops off a few meters from the shore.

But on calm days the sea is like a sparkling pool and you can go snorkeling around the rocks on the south end.