Porto Atheras

The village Atheras is located in Palliki, north of Lixouri. It is a mountainous village but has seaside resort on its beach, over a distance of about three kilometers.

Porto Atheras is sandy and is located in the center of a small, narrow bay that protects and keeps the waters calm and windless. The waters are shallow and crystal clear and ideal for swimming, but also for children – is one of the favorite beaches by families, as children are able to play safely in the sea. Opposite, a small islet, Atheronisi complements the landscape.

Porto Atheras is a quiet beach, not organized. You should care by you to have taken shade, as there are no trees on the sand. However, next to the beach, there is a tavern, serving local cuisine from Kefalonia and fresh fish.

Nearby is the small marina of Porto Athera, the anchorage of local fishermen.

The church of Saint Spyridon

At one end of the beach, there is the beautiful church of St. Spyridon, of which the founder is the family Sakkatos – Kokotos. It belongs in a complex together with old olive press and House, as was estimated maintained in its whole, since 1985. In the church in Porto Atheras, a festival takes place, every year, on 11th of August, when are celebrated the wonders of St. Spyridon, but also on 12th of December, the day of his celebration.

Porto Atheras at a glance:

• Sandy

• Shallow waters

• Unorganized

• Taverns near

• Access by car