This fantastic scenic horseshoe bay, lies just around the coast from Sami
and can be first viewed from high up on your approach from Sami. The beach
of Antisamos is one of the best known beaches of Kefalonia with a
beautiful and attractive pebble beach and turquoise waters, surrounded by
impressive fertile hills. Real untamed beauty. The natural outstanding
beauty of the place is absolutely breathtaking!
Along the cliff top road people park their vehicles in order to capture
the best views of this beach. The crescent sweep of sand , shingle and
pebbles form a neat bed for people to rest and take in the scenery or
slope off into the glorious clear waters. The stunning tree covered
mountains sit majestically behind the bay and your eyes become dazzled by
the enormality (sic) of dark green lushness that interrupts the blueness
which is all around.
There is no shade on this Blue Flag beach, however there are beds and
sunshades to rent. The facilities are limited, no watersports on offer
here however there is a beach bar for refreshments and snacks.
Antisamos is the most popular beach of the north east coast of the island
and is used by tourists staying in nearby Sami. In high summer the beach
does get very busy and the car parking area tends to fill up so you may
have to park further along the beach.
The beach was used as the Italian encampment in the film of Captain
Corelli's Mandolin. Before this film was shot the winding track which
leads down to the beach was very rough, but it was resurfaced and is now
much better for vehicles.