Pessada is a very small traditional Greek village with an uncommercialised
beach and a small fishing harbour. You have excellent views over to the
beach of Lourdas which is a vast sweep of sand is great with the fantastic
backdrop of the all mighty Mount Ainos. It has a great seafaring
traditions, which during the nineteenth century brought it good
Situated on the south coast of Kefalonia, and about 8 miles south-east of
the capital Argostoli and just 5 miles from the airport. Strangely the
approach road is wide compared to most on the island, but as you get
nearer the port it narrows considerably.
The houses here have wonderful colourful plants and flowers in their
gardens and growing between the stones of the garden walls. The village is
quite flat and green with olive groves and small holdings. Around the area
you can find small secluded beaches and if you fancy a spot of fishing
then this coastline is a good choice.
Pessada is home of the Kefalonia Game Farm, here a variety of birds such
as Pheasant and Quail are raised for hunters who travel from all over
Greece to shoot them. Why not have a session of wine tasting at the local
Winery. The Hartouliaris Winery houses a visitors cellar, where you can
taste and buy the wine.
The amenities such as shops ect is limited with one or two café/bars
located near the harbour. Buses run along the coast to the capital
Argostoli. From Pessada you can take advantage of its ferry connection to
the island of Zante. We have watched, amused by the captain the ferry who
jumped ship for a cooling off swim in the waters of the port. There is
accommodation in Pessada, but this tends to be villas and rooms as opposed
to the larger hotels.