The resort of Lassi is blessed with some of the best sandy beaches on Kefalonia. One drawback is these beaches are more commercialised than others on the island.
Makris Gialos and Platis Gialos are both lovely sweeping golden sandy beaches with beautifully clear cobalt blue water and separated by a split of land which has a perpendicular rock face at the end in the shape of a whales tail called Tourkopodaro (Turks Foot). This unusual slightly arched shaped piece of land is a small beach in itself with water both sides of it. Both larger beaches have been awarded the European blue flag for cleanliness. .
This area is one of the most popular Kefalonian beaches and can becomes very busy in the summer months. Sunbeds and shades are lined in regimented rows with hardly any room to move without standing on someone else’s towel !, this maybe a drawback for some who prefer the quieter beaches, nether the less these beaches are popular but obviously are not every visitors cup of tea. .
Makris Gialos which means long beach is located just a short stroll from the main road and is possibly the most popular of the Lassi beaches. There is a little shade in the morning provided by a steep slope behind Makris Gialos, also there are a few trees which can give a little shade later in the day. There are some fairly steep steps which lead down to the beach from the road, so maybe not idea for people with walking difficulties? This beach is long, however quite thin, it can look overcrowded at times with beach furniture crammed next to each other to accommodate the beach lovers needs. You will find bars and tavernas for refreshments and also watersports.
Platys Gialos, which means wide beach is very similar to Makris Gialos but a little smaller with showers and changing rooms.
Two smaller less commercialized beaches near to Lassi are Gradakia Beach and Kalamia Beach. Kalamia is the most northerly of the beaches. A narrow sweep of sand and shingle situated in a very pretty little bay, with shallow water and excellent for snorkeling. You can reach the beach from the main road via a track. Here you will find sunbeds, shades and a small bar for refreshments.
Gradakia Beach, this is a delightful small deep inlet, not so busy as Makris Gialos and Platis Gialos, but lovely sand and calm clear seas. You will find sun loungers and shades with more space to sunbathe. A bar provides all facilities required.