A glamorous and affluent place that is often a summer home to the rich and famous, Fiskardo on the northern tip of Kefalonia is a little holiday treasure. Fishing boats bob around the harbour alongside beautiful yachts as locals and tourists sip cool drinks on the waterfront. The Venetian buildings still remain here too which only complement the Mediterranean atmosphere that exudes from the restaurants and bars on an evening.
With the water in Kefalonia being so clear, the island is a great place to learn how to scuba dive and in Fiskardo you can learn from qualified instructors. Swim around the sheltered coves or if you prefer to be above water, hire a boat to explore hidden parts of the coastline that can only be found by water. On dry land, walking trails wind their way through Kefalonia’s countryside and forests that surround the pretty harbours.
The atmosphere of Fiskardo gets slightly livelier in the evening with bars and restaurants opening their doors, switching on the pretty lights and playing traditional Greek music to entice people in. Most tavernas are family-owned and serve traditional meals such as lamb kleftiko, and don’t miss patisseries serving baklava as a daytime treat. Late night bars are open here too and there may even be some Greek dancing on a weekend!
Although sandy beaches aren’t Fiskardo’s main draw, there are plenty of little bays dotted around the coastline. By the harbour, there is a small pebbly beach but the best bays are only a short stroll away. Fiko Beach, for example, is a popular little spot surrounded by forests and the waters are perfect for families looking for a safe place to swim. There’s also a great meat pie shop nearby for an afternoon snack.