Σάββατο, 23 Ιούνιος 2018 01:52

The charming village of Fiskardo (pics)

Fiskardo  is a picturesque and beautiful village on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, Greece.


 It is the northernmost port of Kefalonia, a short distance from Ithaca. Fiskardo has a small and diminishing fishing fleet. The coast around Fiskardo is mainly rocky with numerous pebble-beached coves. The port serves ferry routes to the ports of Frikes (Ithaca) and Lefkada. Fiskardo is about 50 km from Argostoli.







The seaside village of Fiskardo is one of the most beautiful places in Kefalonia.The traditional port promenade is brimming with fine restaurants and taverns to satisfy everyone’s palate, cafes and souvenir shops, housed in renovated pre-earthquake Venetian style mansions. By night, Fiscardo takes on an entirely different perspective. It is considered to be the most cosmopolitan spot in Ionian Sea, the charming waterfront is lit up and vivid like a beehive. Alongside the port, one can see high-class, luxury sailing boats and yachts mooring next to traditional fishing boats. Fiskardo has been characterized as a preserved settlement, as it is one of the few of Kefalonia, not flattened by the devastating earthquakes of 1953. The beaches of  Emplisi  Foki, Kimilia and Dafnoudi are very close.

Emplisi beach


Foki beach


Kimilia beach


Dafnoudi beach


Fiskardo has been identified with the ancient town Panormos, mentioned by the 5th century BC Greek historian Herodotus. During the time of Frankish (Norman) dominion in Greece, the village was renamed Fiskardo after Robert Guiscard, Duke of Apulia and Calabria and founder of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The Venetians, during their sovereignty of the island, here had built beautiful buildings, preserved until now. Most of the homes in Fiscardo were built in the 18th century and remain as today the architectural character of the era.