Fiscardo – General Information
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There are three A.T.M machines in Fiscardo dispensing cash 24 hours a day. Additionally, if you need to convert a non EU currency, the two travel offices, Pama Travel and Nautilus travel both offer a currency exchange service. It is now a legal requirement in Greece that all businesses accept credit cards. Therefore, it is usually possible to pay for meals, and shopping etc, on your card.
There are 3 well-stocked supermarkets in Fiscardo. These stores carry a full range of goods including fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses, meat, frozen goods, hardware, tobacco and of course, all kinds alcohol including good Kefalonian wines. Self-catering is therefore a realistic and viable option. For those staying out of town, there are also mini-markets in Antipata, Manganos and Konindarata.
English and foreign press newspapers and magazines are available from Fiscardo Chandlery – the Chandlery also stock fishing equpment and some electronic items
Maps and foreign language paperback books can be found in the supermarkets.
Although you can buy bread at most of the grocery shops, fresh bread is baked daily at two locations in Fiscardo. The first is the original and traditional ‘Ellies’ bakery. In Ellies you can also find a tantalising selection of traditional Greek delicacies and snacks.
The other bakery, Rotsis Family Bakery, bake excellent bread and cakes just outside the village and also serve freshly made coffee – a good stop en-route to Emblisi.
There is an excellent practice and well equipped surgery run by Dr Stefanos Papadakis. For more details use this link http://fiscardodoctor.com/
There is also a fully stocked pharmacy next to the old bakery. This is open all year round
There are at least 16 restaurants around the harbour and within the village. A short stroll up the hill will take you to yet another. Most of these are family run and provide a variety of local specialties and international dishes. Vegetarians are well catered for, as Greek cooking is renowned for it’s many vegetable dishes. All restaurants have outdoor seating, mainly on the quayside.
There is no petrol station in Fiscardo. The nearest Petrol station is in Konidarata which is about 10 minutes drive from the village. If you have a yacht or cruiser, fuel in large mounts can be delivered by tanker. However, if you only a few litres, perhaps for your outboard engine, the only option is to take a taxi and fill a small can.
Telephone + Internet
Mobile phone coverage in the Fiscardo area is now very reliable. G.S.M. telephones with a roaming facility work well, as there are three networks to choose from. Your mobile phone will automatically use the network with the strongest local signal. It is usually possible to access 4G. Most accommodation now has a broadband connection but if you are just visiting for the day, you will find that just about every coffee shop has a wireless connection too!
In high season, there is a twice-daily bus service form Fiscardo to Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. Unfortunately, the first bus departs at the crack of dawn – around 6am! This returns again at lunchtime and then makes another one-way trip to the Argostoli. The times can vary, so if you are planning on taking the bus, check the schedule locally well in advance.
Taxis are readily available during the day and can be picked up from the square in the centre of the village.
Fiscardo is a working port and there are car and passenger ferries that run daily during the summer, between Fiscardo and Lefkas. Times and frequency of trips vary considerably depending on the season and can be changed suddenly. If you are planning a day trip, do make sure that there is indeed a return ferry! If you wish to take a ferry to Ithaca, you will need to drive to Sami, as there is not currently a direct ferry connection between Fiscardo and Ithaca.
The post office is located in the new square . Here, in addition to purchasing stamps you can also change currency, send and receive money orders, collect your pension (Greek only), pay utility bills and even traffic fines!
Opening Hours are 08:00 to 14:00 weekdays only