One of the Greenest Parts of the Island
Once a remote cove enjoyed by only a few, Antisamos beach became better known after the filming of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, it was no coincidence that the producers of the movie chose to use the beach as the background for some of their scenes back in 2000. As a result, over recent years it has become more established with sun beds & umbrellas for hire, cafe-bars, and includes an extreme water sports centre.
Antisamos beach is located about 3km from Sami, and 22km from Argostoli, on the north east coast of Kefalonia. Once you are in Sami head towards the port area and then follow the sign to Dihalia and then begin the descent to the big beach at Antisamos. When you travel along the beach road the scenery will take your breath away when you pass through one of the greenest parts of the island, but nothing quite prepares you for the sight of Antisamos beach with its turquoise waters and dazzling white pebbles, which disappear into the lush greenery of the hillside behind. The beach has regularly been awarded the coveted Blue Flag for its cleanliness.
The pebble beach at Antisamos drops very sharply into the sea, something you need to be aware of especially if you have children with you, but this is a great beach for snorkelling as the clear water and bright white pebbles offer an exceptionally clear view of the marine life.
The uphill unpaved but passable road on the right leads to the Monastery of Theotokos Agrillion, which stands on top of the hill amongst the Olive trees, it is well worth visiting. The view of the beach from the Monastery is very impressive