Traditional Kefalonian fishing boats moor alongside the more extravagant temporary visitors during the summer.
If you are early enough you can buy freshly caught fish.
Otherwise a stroll around the harbour will take you on a tour of some of the most luxurious yachts.
Many of these are owned by the rich and famous who are attracted to Kefalonia by the tranquillity of Fiscardo.
The harbour is lined by a plethora of inviting cafe’s, coffee shops restaurants, bars and shops. The colorful tables and chairs of the waterside cafes line the quayside. Beautiful people explore the village whilst luxurious yachts and boats jostle for space.
Twice a daily, reality returns as the car ferry from Lefkas steams into the harbour, sounding its foghorn loudly to announce it’s arrival and warning yachtsmen to clear it’s path to the quayside.
Fiscardo by Night
Fiscardo at night takes on an entirely different perspective. The lights, the old buildings, cafés, bars and restaurants all combine to create a magical Mediterranean atmosphere. Of all the villages on Kefalonia, Fiscardo stands out as having a unique ambience, especially on a summer evening.
For people watchers a wonderful opportunity to observe the interactions and the interesting fashion statements of their fellow visitors!
Fiscardo is a working village and has a small permanent population. Therefore all necessary facilities are available. Additionaly, to cater for the summer influx of visitors, the village has an impressive range of cafes, restaurants, shops and accommodation. The village is rich in history ranging from Roman remains to the well preserved Venetian buildings still in use today. Hours can be spent exploring the small streets, sitting by the harbourside, visiting the archeological sites and more! Find a full list of activities here.
The village is compact so nothing is too far and most attractions can be reached on foot. If you are arriving by car, you can leave your vehicle in the main car park above the village – parking is free. If the car park is full, then park to the side of the main road leading towards the car park. There are various flights of steps leading into the village. If you wish to avoid steps there are also several small roads. Cars are not allowed onto the village. Wherever you have parked, the easiest way to find the village, is to make your way towards the harbour which you should be able to see from the patking areas. It is possible to stay on the waterfront and walk from the ferry point, right around to the stone jetty the opposite side of the harbour. This way you will be able to check-out all the harbour-side shops, cafes and restaurants.
There is plenty of parking and there are good sunbeds and umbrellas available for a small charge.
The beach restaurant set on the hillside just above, is excellent and has a good menu as well is ice creams and cold drinks.