Platies & Koroni Beach Villas
Platies, Koroni Beach , Kefalonia
The southern end of Kefalonia is a richly rewarding area to explore. With the dramatic Mt Ainos at its heart, there is an abundance of beautiful sandy beaches and secluded coves, quiet rural scenery and traditional, sleepy villages full of Greek charm and character.
An ideal base for exploring this area with ease, Platies is positioned high above the sweep of Koroni Beach and Lefka Beach. The hillside is naturally terraced down to the sea, giving sensational 180 degree views across the sparkling blue Ionian Sea and out to the neighbouring island of Zakynthos. Steep roads wind down to both Koroni and Lefka beaches, which are unspoilt, almost wild curves of sand and shingle, enjoying peace & seclusion with crystal-clear waters lapping the shore. Despite this, there are a few sunbeds available for those that prefer them, as well as plenty of space to spread out and while away the day in a quiet spot.
For those staying locally, Platies has all the essentials nearby. A good mini-market is approximately 2km on the way into Valerianos, alongside a fuel station to keep rental cars topped up. Just a little further south is Mavrata village, where there is a great taverna, O Eleios, serving delicious traditional Greek dishes.
The Platies area is conveniently located on the primary road connecting the port of Poros on the eastern side of the island, through the deservedly popular small resorts of Skala and Katelios on the south coast, round to the cosmopolitan Argostoli with its beautiful palm-lined promenade to the west. Exploring in any direction is therefore hassle-free, with the fantastic setting and spectacular sea views to welcome you on return to your villa.
Local taxis to Skala and Katelios are available, and boats from both can take visitors around the coast of Kefalonia and on day trips to neighbouring islands. Or you could just spend the day on the sandy beach of Katelios at one of the tavernas or cafes that back the beach.
The long beach of Lourdas is only a 15min drive away and watersports can be enjoyed for the energetic, or simply savour a laid back lunch whilst hearing the waves lap up to shore from one of the tavernas.