Fiscardo

Located on the north eastern tip of the Erisos peninsula, nestling amongst dense pine forests and surrounded by a dramatic mountain backdrop, this quaint harbour with its attractive Venetian architecture is perhaps the best known port of the Ionian Islands.

With fishing boats scuttling too & fro across the bay, bright bougainvillea adorning the Venetian-style houses and waterfront tavernas, Fiscardo is a truly picturesque harbour village that has visitors constantly reaching for their cameras.

Fiscardo was left virtually unscathed by the 1953 earthquake and as such boasts more original examples of architecture than anywhere else on Kefalonia.  A stroll around the village will take you through narrow, winding alleyways, past the church and on to the focal point of the village, with its eclectic selection of restaurants, shops, bars and cafes that line the waterfront.

Apart from being a picture postcard village, Fiscardo is a working fishing port and so retains an authentic feel. A benefit of this is the wonderful fresh fish served in many of the tavernas. The evening is when Fiscardo truly comes to life. Many visitors arrive throughout the day aboard yachts, which makes for an eclectic atmosphere at night. Stroll along the harbour side; enjoy a drink at sunset, prior to a leisurely meal in one of the many excellent tavernas, followed perhaps by a little shopping before stopping again for coffee and liqueurs.

Fiscardo really is a stylish and tranquil destination with more than a hint of sophistication.