Lourdas beach

This is one of the few sandy beaches of Kefalonia, so if you do not want to stumble over pebbles and crawl out of the water on all fours, Lourdas is just what you need. It is located in the south of the island near Lourdata village. Many people choose it because of its proximity to the capital - it takes no more than 20 minutes to get from Argostoli by car.

Beach description

The beach is primarily covered in sand, with occasional patches of pebbles. Those who have visited Lourdas say that you don't need slippers or any other special shoes. Slippers aren't necessary both to walk on the beach and during descent into water as the sea bottom is flat and safe. Sea urchins are also not a concern in this area.

The descent is smooth. Elderly visitors and young children will feel comfortable and safe here. It is advised to take care of lifebuoys and arm sleeves for children beforehand as the depth spikes rather quickly. Despite the sandy sea bottom the water is clear and blue.

Lourdas is quite big in size and stretched. You can sometimes partake in open air parties that last all night long, but they're a rare occasion here. So if you lead a night lifestyle and want a suitable vacation destination, this isn't the place. It's pretty uncrowded here usually, as the size and length guarantee calmness and quietness.

When is it better to go?

Greece - a country with a long length from north to south, so the recommendations will vary depending on the place where you are going. The holiday season  begins in May and reaches a peak in July-August: there are too many tourists, and the temperature on the southern islands reaches 40 degrees, which may still not play a role on the beach, but certainly not suitable for sightseeing. So the best time to relax in Greece is the end of spring-beginning of summer or September-October. 

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Drink Mojito, lay in a brim hat under the tropical umbrella, take a shower and change clothes in a comfortable cabin - Lourdas offers its guests all these things! The beach was awarded the Blue Flag status, and it has everything you may need for beach vacation under the European standards.

On the beach territory, you can rent a water scooter or a canoe. The beach view from the sea is like a postcard: emerald hills, snow white beach and azure foamy waves will impress everyone.

There are many taverns, cafes and shops on the beach. This is not a wild beach so, if you forgot something, you can buy here everything you need for beach recreation. The visitors mark the high level of servicing in local taverns. In order to feel the national flair fully, you should try some Greek dish. Don't be surprised, seafood with vegetables is guaranteed.

Such hotels near Lourdes as Thomatos Apartments Lourdas Beach, F Zeen re the most popular. Slow walk to the beach will take 5-7 minutes.

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Useful information

  • In the afternoon, a strong wind often rises, forming powerful waves. For windsurfers, this is a plus, for families with children, it is a minus. The second should better come to the sea in the morning, when it is guaranteed to remain calm.
  • There is ample free parking near the beach, so you can get here by renting a car, ATV or bike. The local bus stops right on the road along the beach. So you can use public transport.
  • Raging waves during a storm carry stones to the shore, so the boundary line between the sea and land is dotted with boulders. For those who swim poorly, this can create some inconvenience.

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