The climate of Kefalonia is characterized by many rainfalls with mild winters, plenty of sunshine and a dry summer. The climate of Kefalonia is ranked by sea or subtropical Mediterranean zone. These areas combine the thermoregulatory role of the sea with the other advantages of the Mediterranean climate, while avoiding pesky characteristics both of ipeirotikotitas and the okeanikotitas. From a bioclimatic point of view, the climate of the island corresponds to the Mediterranean zone, sclerophyllous vegetation. Kefalonia has hot, sunny summers and mild rainy winters. It can occasionally snow on the island. It is very wet in the wettest month of December when 115 mm of rain can fall. Conversely, it can be very dry in July when usually there is no or little rainfall. Rain in the summer can usually be seen, but the dry air prevents it from being felt as it is evaporated before it reaches the ground.
Thermal waters – Clay
A valuable spa completely … free!!!
The famous beach of Kefalonia, Xi, is known for the rocky hills that surround the beach, hills of green clay! Certainly, everyone has heard about clay and the first thing that comes to your mind on the hearing of clay is the deep cleansing. This beach, besides its gorgeous sea color with the incredible crystal clear waters, is also a wonderful natural spa since you can enjoy clay masks while relaxing on the sun beds! The process is very easy, you take some clay, mix it with water and spread the mud you have created on your face and body. Just before the mud gets completely dry, you rinse it and your skin becomes soft and clean!
Ai Helis beach
Five kilometers southwest of Argostoli and near to the village Ntomata, lies the beach of Ai Helis. It is a beautiful sandy beach with umbrellas, sunbeds and a canteen and is surrounded by clay rocks.
For the record: Clay is one of the oldest cosmetics in humanity. It is believed that Cleopatra urged her lover Mark Antony to conquer the Dead Sea with the sole purpose of using the beneficial mud.
The Queen of Sheba, taking into account clay’s unique properties, used it everywhere, on her face, body and hair.
Clay, unclogs pores, removes dead skin cells, stops oily faces, moisturizes and tightens skin and is a cosmetic for all skin types.
If you ever find yourself in Kefalonia, do not forget to visit the Xi beach and Ai Helis beach and enjoy a free spa!!!!