Fiskardo

Fiscardo is a picturesque and beautiful Greek harbour village on the Northern tip of Kefalonia, the largest of the seven Ionian islands. Of the approximate 365 villages on this large and diverse island, Fiscardo is unique in that it was left virtually undamaged during the great earthquake of 1953,that ruined most of the  historic buildings on Kefalonia.

Traditional Kefalonian fishing boats moor alongside the more extravagant temporary visitors during the summer. If you are early enough you can buy freshly caught fish.  Otherwise a stroll around the harbour will take you on a tour of some of the most luxurious yachts.  Many of these are owned by the rich and famous who are attracted to Kefalonia by the tranquillity of Fiscardo.

At night, Fiscardo takes on an entirely different perspective. The lights, the old buildings, cafés, bars and restaurants all combine to provide a magical Mediterranean atmosphere. Of all the villages on Kefalonia, Fiscardo stands out as having a unique ambience, especially on a summer evening.

You may be a frequent visitor to Greece or Kefalonia and already familiar with Fiscardo, you may have booked a stay in one of the villas and apartments around the village and wish to learn more before you arrive. You might be looking for holiday accommodation or somewhere to visit whilst on Kefalonia during your holidays. Whatever the reason, we hope you will find some useful information and inspiration in these pages.

BEACHES

Beaches on this part of Kefalonia are pebbled - not sandy. Ideal for swimming as the bays are in sheltered positions and the sea is usually calm. Whether basking on the beach or exploring the depths, you can sure that your will encounter crystal clear, cool, and clean water. Situated on the northern tip of Kefalonia, the Errisos peninsula has an interesting and varied coastline. This guide to beaches deals with beaches and coves accessible by land. There are however, numerous beaches that can be reached only by boat.

Fiscardo has its own small beach just a couple of minutes walk from the harbour. Although convenient for a quick dip or an early morning swim, it is rather on the small side for a picnic.

Beaches are listed in order of proximity to the village:

Foki Beach:
A very pretty, deep inlet about a 20 minute level stroll from Fiscardo.

Emblisi Beach:
A beautiful bay, ideal for snorkeling about a 20minute up-and downhill walk.

Dafnoudi Beach:
A beautiful secluded beach at the bottom of a steep natural valley. Best go by car or see walking guide

Alaties Beach:
About 15 minutes by car from Fiscardo this tiny but interesting beach is well worth a visit.

Aghia Jerusalem
One of the lesser known beaches, mainly locals frequent there. There's also an excellent tavern here, too.

Fiskardo