Vatsa Bay, Lixouri

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Vatsa Bay is a bay on the southern tip of Paliki peninsula of Kefalonia, Greece. This is an area that lies away from the main towns and villages in Kefalonia and preserves a rural charm for the visitor. There is no public transport, and access has to be by car.HistoryThe bay of Vatsa was settled in Roman times. A mosaic with a trident and dolphins from a Roman villa is displayed at the Archeological Museum of Kefalonia. The Venetian used the bay as a shipyard.Geography and economyThe area has a low density of building. There are light agricultural activities, including covered growing houses. Fishing from small boats operates in the locality.There is a tourist beach area.The beach is approximately six metres wide and composed of red/yellow soft sand in which are embedded scattered pebbles.A small river reaches the sea at this point on the coast (one of the two on Kepfalonia) and can be crossed by a chain-anchored boat.AmenitiesThe beach has a taverna immediately on the shore adjacent to the river. The Taverna has a thatched roof and the floor is of beach sand. Boats can be hired for fishing or exploring the coves and hidden beaches of the area.There are some local apartments that can be rented as tourist accommodation.A small chapel dedicated to Saint Nikolaos is located nearby. This site is also the location of a previous ancient Temple remains.
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  • Out of the chaos of the beaches such as Myrtos, Petani Antisamos beach or where to pay a visit but certainly a. There is the wooden bar where there are cats and dogs so maybe better to use slippers, but very furnished and under the trees, ideal for the hottest hours. Water is certainly not that of Myrtos, Petani or has the many shades of colors and maybe that's what makes it an uncrowded Beach, ideal if you do not like having people in 20 cm away.
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  • It's just to bad what a great location with bad service and mediocre food. Right on the sand by the little stream but the management and quality below average too bad.  more »
  • 24.07.2017. Beach baby, crystal clear water and turquoise. It is a quiet location and collection. There is only one taverna (food and drink). Definitely a destination that stand a few hours when from Argostoli you take the ferry to arrive in the West tip of the island of Kefalonia.
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  • Beautiful piece of nature with beautiful beach and what hospitality industry. Generally very quiet. Good beach, gradually descending sea suitable for children.
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