Petani Beach, Kefalonia, Greece .... Having made the adrenalin rush that is driving down the mountain roads and hair pin bends to Petani beach, the first Taverna you come to is called Grasuia's Taverna. You can't miss it on the right. The sea bass is a bargain and although farmed and not wild caught the taste is still wonderful. I hope you like olive oil because your Greek salad will be swimming in it.
Petani is located on the Paliki Peninsula and the journey time from Agia Efimia to the beach is approximately just over the hour but well worth a visit. You also see some stunning scenery on the way.
The beach is wide and a mixture of hard sand and pebbles and beautifully kept, the crystal clear blue waters of the bay are warm so if you love beaches you will love this. If you stand still in waist deep water near the rocks on the edge of the bay you will soon be surrounded by small fish.
The road leading to the beach is tarmac but great fun too!! Look out for HGV lorries and cement trucks in the hills before you get to the coastal approach, there is a quarry near by and tourist hire cars slow them down which they find very annoying. Understandable when you are preparing your truck to take a one in eight climb complete with hair pin bends and 40 plus tonnes on board!