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Fiscardo Kefalonia travel guide

The pretty port resort of Fiscardo sits on the northern tip of Kefalonia on the Erissos peninsula and lies about 50 kilometres from the Kefalonian capital of Argostoli.

Fiscardo's renovated houses and tavernas hug the shore with wooded hills behind. This is one of the few villages that survived the 1953 earthquake and the resort trades on its Venetian architectural heritage.

This is a popular spot for day trippers by bus and boat and it is now notoriously expensive even by Kefalonia standards.

The local museum has interesting exhibits and there are some Roman graves down by the waterfront, though they are poorly maintained. The area has lots of good walking with many trails are cared for by environmental groups.

Among the coastal paths is one leading to a couple of lighthouses. The 16th century Venetian lighthouse is a noted landmark although unused since 1892 when the Victorian one was built nearby.

Fiskardo has a secluded pebble beach with flat rocks at nearby Emblissi nut it is very small and gets crowded in the high season. Kimilia is a tiny beach just beyond Emblissi in a small, quiet bay.

There are plenty of boats for hire in the resort and, in the summer season, there are daily cruises to the nearby islands of Lefkas, Meganissi, Skorpios and to Ithaca.

A ferry runs in the summer to Vassiliki, south Lefkas, calling at Frikes on Ithaca. The port at Fiscardo is also a favourite port of call for many private yachts and flotillas.