Fiskardo is a beautiful and picturesque harbor village located on the northern tip of Kefalonia island. Kefalonia is one of the seven Ionian Islands and the largest among them. Fiskardo is enveloped by a thick pine forest, olive trees and other species that hide the village from view. The 1953 earthquake damaged most of the villages in Kefalonia, but left this lucky port town virtually undamaged.
Therefore all the traditional and Venetian buildings have been preserved, and provide a unique charm and attraction to the village.
Fiskardo is the prettiest town in Kefalonia – its water front is lined with colorful, quaint, old homes, and lush greenery provides a eye-pleasing contrast with the blue skies.
The tranquility of this village attracts the rich and famous, whose luxurious yachts are moored alongside traditional Kefalonian fishing boats.
Emblisi Beach in Fiskardo
The port town takes on an entirely different perspective at night, when the old buildings, cafes, bars, restaurants and their lights provide a magical Mediterranean atmosphere.
A Little Bit of History
Fiskardo has been intermittently inhabited from Paleolithic times, and the pirates have been a perennial problem, making the area uninhabitable.
That is why many Kefalonian villages are perched on hill sides and in areas not easily accessible or visible from the water.
The View of Fiskardo, Greece
The geographic location of Kefalonia has been the reason for its many invaders and its destiny was decided by the relevant large power that was in ascendancy at that time.
The island was ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Venetians, Turks, Italians, Germans and British, and recently it has become a part of modern Greece.
The port of Fiskardo became the commercial harbor of the whole Erissos area in the 18th century.
During ancient times, this port town was called Panormos, and it was renamed during the Frankish dominion in Greece. It was named after Robert Guiscard, Duke of Apulia and Calabria.
There are several souvenir shops in Fiskardo from where you can buy locally produced gifts to take back home.
The feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the birthday of the Virgin Mary are celebrated here, bringing out old traditions in full display.
Where is Fiskardo?
- 30.6 miles/ 49.3 km from Argostoli, Greece
- 24.3 miles/ 39.2 km from Sami, Greece
- 267.1 miles/ 430 km from Poros, Greece
- 47.5 miles/ 76.5 km from Skala, Greece
- 34.9 miles/ 56.2 km from Kefalonia Airport, Greece
Things to See
- Walking Tour
- Boat Ride
- The Lighthouse
- The Panaghia Platytera Church
- Focki Beach
- Emblisi Beach
- Dafnoudi Beach
- Alaties Beach
- Aghia Jerusalem
Fiskardo is the ultimate location for relaxation with its natural ambience, stunning scenery, gorgeous views and wonderful atmosphere.
The easy-going pace is perfect for enjoying the local delicious specialties, too. 🙂
We wish you a fantastic Mediterranean cruise!