Makrys Gialos Beach

Beach name: Makrys (Makris) Gialos Beach
Our rating: 2/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Greece photograph
Makrys Gialos Beach
Kefalonia island
  • Beach berm:
    Sand
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 4/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach

    You have to park on a road and walk about five minuted before you go down some steps to the beach.

    The road to the beach can be confusing. Someone has placed a series of signs directing cars down a narrow dead end. Once you drive there it can be impossible to your car around. The goal of the signs is obviously to guide people towards a taverna, but it leads to nothing but frustration and long lines of cars stuck on a very dificult road
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Cafeteria/Bar near the beach
    Cantina at the beach
    Town within walking distance
    Organized Beach (trash collection, umbrellas, showers etc.)
    Hotel on the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site is unsuitable for RV parking
  • Snorkeling:
    Sandy sea floor
  • Notes:
    I could only imagine what a beautiful place this beach must have been before the uncontrolled development encroched on it. It is lined with golden soft sand, and the water is absolutely crystal clear, but it is so crowded that it is difficult to even walk around without stepping on someone's towel. If you like crowds, this is probably the best beach in Kefalonia, but if you like some peace and quiet, there are plenty of other beautiful beaches in Kefalonia like Myrtos, Petani, and Antisamos among others.

    Visitor's Reports:

    Beach Report by joe
    Beach Location Kefalonia
    Beach Name Makris Gialos kefalonia
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 3/5 = Good (would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 4/5
    Clothing Topless is not common
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Town within walking distance yes
    Organized yes
    RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
    Comments Only a few years ago pre 2004 ,this was an excellent beach. It was a big wide open sandy space and it had a small unobtrusive bar on it which served its purpsoe well. The only thing to be heard was the sea lapping at your feet,the occasional big wave and children enjoying themselves. I visited 2004 and it has been almost ruined. A large restaurant/beach bar building has been built,there are yards and yards of duck boards to walk on and the beach is rammed full of sunbeds. The music blares out all day loudly and people play football/volleyball and ping pong around you as if you werent there and behave as if you are in their way. The restaurant serves lots of food which ends up strewn on the beach,along with packaging and drinks cartons. Totally ruined in favour of making more Euros...

     

    Beach Report by Sophia
    Beach_Location Lassi Kefallonia
    Beach_Name Makris Gualos
    Year_Last_Visited 2000-2005
    rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea_Floor Sand
    Water 4/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Cantina yes
    Town within walking distance yes
    Organized yes
    RV,_Camper_Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
    Comments Makris gualos was a beatiful beach...the water was great and so was the bar/restuarant.They had a great waterski/tubing area which i thought was really neat.I would like to visit again sometime in the future...!!

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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