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.