Lourdas, otherwise known as Lourdata, is one of the largest bays in Kefalonia and one of the most attractive beaches on the island with the most dramatic backdrop imaginable. The sandy beach stretches for over two kilometers.
Situated on the vast sand and shingle bay you have in front of you aquamarine sea, and behind you, a forest of cypress and pine which looks to tumbles down the mountainside. Set in an environment of magnificent natural beauty, at the foothills of Mount Ainos and in the green luxuriance of Lourdas beach’s amazing gardens, The nearby beach of Trapezaki lies just around the bay and you can walk from one beach to the other.
In the height of summer you are guaranteed to find a quiet spot somewhere along this very long sweep of beach.
The water is clear and usually calm so it is great for families. It has gained the “blue flag” and is kept clean and is patrolled by Lifeguards.
There are sun beds and sunshades to hire if you wish, or just lay out your own towel. On the beach there is no natural shade, however there are places along the front where you can sit in shade and have a drink or a meal.
Unless your accommodation is close to the beachfront, you may find walking to and from the beach a little taxing, as not all of Lourdas’ holiday rooms, and hotels are situated close to the beach.
Journey time from the airport via tour operator coach is approximately 45 minutes, or if you are traveling independently transfers time via, hire car or taxi should be about 25 minutes.