With fishing boats around the bay, bougainvillea hanging from the Venetian-style houses and waterfront tavernas, Fiscardo is a truly picturesque harbour village – one to rival any in the Mediterranean.
One of the few Cephalonian villages left intact following the earthquake of 1953, Fiscardo is everything that you could possibly imagine a Mediterranean (or Ionian) harbour to be.
Strict conservation laws have happily preserved an array of original Venetian and Venetian style buildings, attractively decorated in pastels and white. These buildings are spread across two small bays leading to the stunning harbour. A stroll around the village will take you through winding alleyways, past the church and on to the focal point of the village, with its attractive selection of restaurants, shops and bars that stretch alongside the harbour side.
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 the restaurants – less often the case than you would imagine elsewhere in the Mediterranean.
During the day, those staying in Fiscardo either disappear to the various beaches nearby, explore the local region on foot or the coastline by boat, or spread their wings further and discover the island by road. The Erissos peninsula’s breathtaking scenery can be enjoyed at your leisure, rambling along the coastline and through the cypress tree-clad mountains.
Pretty pebble bays are either overlooked or located within a short walk of all our properties in Fiscardo. In addition many beautiful coves are to be discovered, some by car, others only by boat. Further afield, but certainly worth the forty-minute drive, is Cephalonia’s most famous beach the scenically stunning Myrtos.
The evening is when Fiscardo is at her best. Many of Fiscardo’s visitors arrive throughout the day aboard yachts, which makes for an eclectic atmosphere at night. Stroll along the harbourside, enjoy a drink at sunset, prior to a leisurely meal in one of Fiscardo’s excellent restaurants. Followed perhaps by a little shopping before stopping again for coffee and liquers.
Kindly note: Fiscardo’s relative sophistication does make it more expensive than the more commercial resorts of Cephalonia. Guests should also note that August is particularly busy as it is the traditional holiday period for both Greeks and Italians – chaotic and colourful!