Zola, which is located on the west part of Kefalonia on the north side of the Paliki peninsula, is a typical Greek village. It is located 2 km off the main road that connects Argostoli with Lixouri. It is approximately 30 minutes drive from Argostoli and about 20 minutes drive from the town of Lixouri, on the Paliki Peninsula and part of a cluster of 8 villages that makes up the area of Thinia.
Zola is often referred to as Kefalonia’s best kept secret as it can sometimes be difficult to find, but well worth a visit. On approach, the first sight of the area is the panoramic view of the little village tucked into the hillside, the mountains across the valley and Myrtos can be seen stretching out ahead into the Ionian Sea and beyond.
Zola has two beaches, with a small cantina on each beach, Agia Kyriaki beach is the long stretch at the end of the tarmac beach road, where motor boats are available to rent. Next to the beach of Agia Kyriaki is another beautiful beach called Vouti beach, which is accessible from the village of Zola with a relatively good but unpaved road. Both beaches are a mixture of fine pebble and sand with tourqousie waters.
If you are looking for a secluded beach with panoramic views this is definitely where you will want to spend some time.