Kefalonia’s Unique Hideaway
Vatsa Bay lies on the southern tip of Pali, Kefalonia’s beautiful and unspoilt western peninsula.
The land surrounding Spiaggia Taverna has been in the Antonellos family for over 300 years but there has been a settlement at Vatsa dating back to 3,000 B.C.
A tranquil river flows to the sea through a small, secluded valley bordered by pine and olive trees. On this river local fishermen moor their brightly coloured boats. A golden sandy beach borders the bay which stretches eastwards towards Kounopetra.
In 1934 Spiros’ father, Nikolaos, discovered the remains of an ancient ‘Temple of Posieden’ on his land. There he found a beautifully preserved ancient dolphin mosaic, which can now be viewed in the Archaeological Museum in Argostoli. Spiros now uses the design on the mosaic as the ‘logo’ for Vatsa Club
The small chapel of Saint Nikolaos, which is open to visitors, stands close to the spot where the ancient remains of the Temple can be found.
Spiaggia Taverna - possibly the most fabulous venue in Greece
Spiaggia Taverna is set in one of the most beautiful locations in Greece, on the enchanting island of Kefalonia.
Spyros Antonellos opened his now-famous Spiaggia beachside fish taverna in 1997.
Spiaggia's management nowadays has passed to his daughter Evropi
Customers can enjoy the pleasures of excellent Greek cuisine at this amazing open-air taverna situated virtually on the beach, where the atmosphere is casual and relaxed.The taverna offers first-class fish and seafood caught daily by the local fishermen. The fruit and vegetables used are grown in the grounds of the taverna.Visitors travel from all over Greece and abroad to visit Spyro and his restaurant. Spyros ensures that everybody feels welcome whilst enjoying the food and atmosphere of this unique taverna.
Spiaggia was recently featured in the film ’Homage To Kefalonia’.
The taverna is open every day from mid-morning until late in the night..