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Fiskardo is the most northern town on the island and is a favorite not only with holiday makers but with the yachting flotillas that visit this pretty quaint village.. Pastel colored Venetian buildings sit proudly around the harbour where you can take a break and enjoy a cool drink at one of the many tavernas that overlook the water. It's a great place to people watch, or simply observe the fishermen preparing there nets for the next trip. Fiskardo has a busy waterfront and rows of boats are tied along the L shaped waterfront running parallel with the shaded restaurants that line quay all the way along.
The port serves ferry routes to the islands of Ithaca with the port of Frikes and Lefkada.
Fiskardo is also a popular port of call for the rich and famous. Madonna, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg have visited here. Recent years has seen this destination raising it's prices and does seem to be more expensive than the rest of the island, some visitors have said they do not mind paying a little extra due to the surroundings and the view.
It is a tourist trap and can become very busy in the summer months.
There are an abundance of gift shops and tavernas, some are well hidden in the small back streets. You can wander through the narrow streets lined with traditional 18th century houses, with tiled roofs and tiny balconies entwined with grapevines, it is a very pretty place.
If you want to combine the harbourside setting with the added bonus of a visit to a beach try a stroll round the headland to the small beach. From the middle of the harbour, steps lead up to the Church of Panagia is Platiteras Luckily this area did not suffer too much in the 1953 earthquake that razed the rest of Kefalonia.
look out for the ruined Byzantine church which stands on the headland You can still see old style Venetian architecture.
Opposite the main harbour is the Lighthouse of Cape Fiskardo. This lighthouse was manufactured in 1892 and sits on a piece of land jutting out into the sea. For something slightly different try a visit to the small museum which is located at the top of the harbour, it has picture displays showing the changing face of the village over the years.
. In the waters between Fiskardo and the nearby island of Ithaca the Mediterranean Seal (Monachus monachus) can be found, these take refuge in sea-caves and live on fish and octopuses. If you like sailing or fancy seeing some of the lovely little coves that are dotted around the area then you can hire a small boat. A great day out can be had in Fiskardo and daily buses run from Argostoli to Fiskardo. These leave in the early morning and return late afternoon.

 
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