petani is a beautiful looking beach from above. few tight corners going down. beach is mainly pebbly, sandy as you first go on, sea gets deep rather quick. not for very young or infirm. went in mid july, hot sun, blue skies, water bit cooler than we expected. spoilt by strong winds. parosels flying everywhere. gets very busy. couple of tavernas, toilets ok.
i love this beach, even when its wavey except for the tar. clear water, quiet, except for august. both taverns are good. I do perfer xouras though. I didn;t feel rushed to leave here.. i love the grilled sardines with greek salad and a honey crepe with a free cappacino to top it off.
best beach in kefalonia so far, very well organized and a breathtaking view. good food at tavernas on th beach, good prices. worth seing it and staying there.
Beautiful setting and yes there are lot of big waves, big stones and it can get very busy. Get there early and leave early! Walking on the small white pebbles along the water's edge is a unique experience. Worth a visit.
Beautiful setting but can get a lot of big waves, big stones and very busy. Tavernas are very expensive.
I though Petani was a wondefull beach.
This is the best bech in the world! I have been going there since a kid and it has not changed! amazing!
Just got back yesterday. Please be warned about this beach... it is gorgeous, but on Thursday 9th June it had a small oil slick at the far end. Hopefully it will be gone by the time you visit!!!
We visited Petani beach in the middle of June - there was perhaps just 50 people along the whole length! A lovely spot and a nice clean beach. Worth the drive to spend a few hours there
This was our favourite beach. A bit of a drive, but well worth it. Stunning views down to the beach from the windy road. Hardly anyone on the beach. Mixture of sand and pebbles. Large rocks at one end for privacy. Very clear, calm sea, great for snorkelling.
Only 1 beach taverna open late September, and only serving meals at lunchtime.
Gorgeous beach on the Lixouri peninsula, and just 20 minutes by car from the town. Steep descent with many hairpins, but well worth the trip. Two nice beach restaurants with comprehensive menus to suit all tastes, and a pleasant relaxing atmosphere on the beach itself. This is a must to visit if you're staying on the Lixouri peninsula! Watch for the incoming tide however, as the weather can be unpredictable
with regard to sea-swell (particular in July / August), and you could find the sea lapping around your sun-lounger!
A nice beach and not very crowded in the begining of June. Much more pleasant than Myrtos. Make sure that you take your jelly shoes though. The pebbles are quite uncomfortable.
Exactly like Myrtos but absolutely clean and not packed. The ideal beach in Kefalonia.
Last year we visited Petani beach and was walking along the water edge when a series of huge waves came and swept my 6yr old duaghter off her feet and into the sea, luckily my husband caught her. She had been thrown against some of the flat rocks and had cuts and bruises. These waves came from out of no where and I would have to say this is definately not a family beach as the current is very strong and can turn with out any notice. Drive down is fun and there is a lovely taverna, however we will never visit again.
Petani was an EXTRAORDINARY beach!! It was unlike any other beach that I've been to. Water was a clear blue-green, and the sand was very relaxing to lie on, especially right by the water. Let's just say I came back to the U.S. with excellent photos!
petani beach is as good as myrtos beach which on the 4 times we have visited kef tar has been on the beach petani beach has a sandy part and pebbles on main part the taverna is excelent serving fresh fish very friendly for those who want an all over tan petani is for you
Petani is very beautiful. You have to have your own transport to reach it, as its a bit "out on a limb". There is a long winding road that leads down to it, and the view from the top of the road is breathtaking, a fantastic photo oppurtunity. The water is so clear, and the sand looks so white. Once on the beach though, a word of warning it does bank quite sharply, so for very young children and those who are not strong swimmers caution should be taken. When we were there we took some bread and went snorkling and fed the fish, it was great!! There is also a cafe/bar, which serves snacks and drinks. we have been to Kefalonia twice now and are going back in August 2003, and although we will be staying in the south of the island in Skala, we will definately make the long trip to the North to Petani because it is so lovely. If you have your own transport, make the effort to visit Petani.
Petani is a minature Myrtos and has an excellent family run taverna almost on the beach.