Makris and Platis Gialos
Just 3 km from Argostoli's center, in the area of Lassi, there are two of the most beautiful and fashionable beaches of Kefalonia, Makris and Platis Gialos. They are sandy (fine sand) beaches, without rocks or pebbles, with crystal-clear waters.
Makris Gialos is a quite long beach (which was, perhaps, the main reason for its name) but is located at such a point so as to be kept clean all year round. It is one of the basic tourist attractions, since it constitutes one of the most organized beaches in Kefalonia. It has a beach bar-restaurant, water sports and a lifeguard.
The natural extension of Makris Gyalos is Platis Gyalos which is separated only by a few rocks and this makes it possible to pass from one beach to the other either by walking or swimming. Opposite is the view of the endless blue of the Ionian Sea and “Tourkopodaro” beach and also the Peninsula of Paliki and Vardianoi, at a much further distance.
Awarded with the Blue Flag for cleanliness, they are also known for their golden sand, which extends throughout the two beaches. Most locals, as well as visitors of the island choose them because they are very close to the capital Argostoli and the area Lassi, regions rich of tourists and close to the airport. The main reason for choosing Makris and Platis Gialos, however is because they are really beautiful beaches that combine everything one might like on their summer vacation.