Platis Gialos is a stunning - albeit small - beach resort in Kefalonia. It is a continuation of the larger Makris Gialos Beach and is less than a kilometre away from the popular town of Lassi. Because of this, we recommend Platis Gialos to anyone who enjoys the buzz that comes with more crowds as well as anyone who loves soft sands and great places to swim.
Cheap holidays to Platis Gialos are very popular and the resort can be reached from most regional airports in the UK. Platis Gialos is situated just a 15-minute drive from Kefalonia’s main airport. Make sure you check the Cheekytrip comparison site for more great deals to picturesque destinations like this one. Direct flights to Kefalonia tend to be around 3 and a half hours long, meaning a morning flight can set you up nicely for the rest of the day!
The best time to visit this resort is definitely the summer period as there isn’t much to do at all when the temperatures start to cool down in the winter months. Temperatures usually reach the high 20s throughout the summer months whilst the period between autumn to spring drops to the low teens. Because this beach is primarily a beach resort with not much else inland, we definitely recommend you skip the winter months and stick to the busier and better summer period.
The beach of Platis Gialos is set in a gorgeous bay that is surrounded by vegetation, steep rock faces that shelter from the wind and lots of pine trees. The sand is soft and the waters are crystal-clear and perfect for swimming in. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available to hire on the beach or alternatively, you could bring your own chairs to set up camp! Unfortunately, there are no water sports opportunities at this beach - for that you will want to head to somewhere like neighbouring Makris Gialos beach. However, if you are seeking a bit more activity on the beach, there is a beach volleyball net that you can use.
Most of the accommodation options in the region can be found in close proximity to the beach itself. Some visitors come to this beach from the larger resort of Lassi but the majority stay in one of the closer hotels by the shoreline. As well as fairly standard hotels, you will find a few places where you can rent rooms or apartments. There is a beach bar in this resort but not much else. For a proper dining experience, you will want to head away from the beach and to one of the other resorts in the area (but don’t worry as there are plenty just a short commute away).
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