one of the most picturesque places on Kefalonia,
the most northern village on the island; it still has original
pre-1953 Venetian buildings. The town
escaped serious damage caused by the 1953 earthquake because
of the local geology, most of the tremors were absorbed
through the bed of limestone it sits on.
The village waterfront plays host to whitewashed shops,
balconies decorated with bright flowers, sleepy cafe bars,
fruit sellers, fishing boats and visiting yachts, varied
tavernas and small craft shops.
The sheltered bay looks out towards the mountainous coastline
of Ithaca. Daily ferries from Fiskardo visit the small
port of Frikes in Ithaca and Vassiliki in Lefkas. Beaches
in secluded coves, surrounded by cypress and olive trees,
can be found on either side of Fiskardo Bay.
I drove here early morning, past Assos the dramatic
coastal road turns inland, it is then quite an easy
drive up to Fiskardo. I sat and had breakfast with my daughter
in one of the local tavernas, the
lapping gently along the shoreline a few inches away from
us. It was very tranquil with a beautiful view of the bay.
Once the tourist season has finished only 20-30 inhabitants
remain here for most of the year. Unfortunately Fiskardo
is very popular during the summer
full of tourists
the day, timing your visits to avoid them is a must, to
be able to enjoy its true atmosphere.
Get it right and you will be rewarded
with tranquillity . . . with breathtaking views of Ithaca across