Hoarcross Travel

Hoar Cross Travel

Relaxing Holiday in Greece


Why Fiscardo: A few years ago, my husband and I spent a week travelling on a Gilet, a traditional sailing vessel, visiting the Ionian Islands of Kefalonia, Greece. One of the places we moored in overnight was Fiscardo, north of the Island, we fell in love with, and so we chose this year’s holiday to spend some time in this wonderful place. Kefalonia is such a stunning island. Whilst Lassi and Sami may be more popular tourist destinations on the island, and Argostoli being the capital, Fiscardo is the most popular mooring point for sailors and homes some of the most stunning apartments on the island. We took a transfer from Kefalonia airport with approx. 14 other people and the journey took about 1hr 30 mins in total, including stops. on a mini bus. We visited during the second week of May, for 7 nights. It was the beginning of the season and the weather was unusually windy. However it was still warm during the day, just remember to take some layers for the evening as dining is all outdoors.

Accommodation: We stayed in a lovely waterfront apartment, on a self-catering basis overlooking Fiscardo Harbour. It was an ideal location to be able to wander around the lovely quaint shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as watching the sailing boats coming in and out.

Things to do: This was a break to unwind and relax, so we didn’t do an awful lot! We read and spent a lot of time watching the many boats coming in and out. We did hire a boat for the day, which was lovely as we were able to take it out and stop off at various little beaches. I even went for a swim, I had my goggles with me and saw plenty of fish and sea urchins. There are boat trips you can take to Ithaca for the day, with swim stops along the way and there is a Ferry that takes you to Lefkada, another lovely island with beautiful beaches.

Local Cuisine & costs: All along the harbour in Fiscardo there are restaurants serving fresh fish and local delicacies for you to feast on. We ate out every day, including breakfasts, sometimes lunch and dinner. I really enjoyed eating Greek Yoghurt, Fresh Fruits, Nuts and honey for breakfast. The Chicken Souvlaki, with grilled vegetables and pitta bread was another favourite. The food seems to have really improved since our last visit 4 years ago, as well as the service, which was excellent everywhere we went, attentive and extremely friendly. The cost of food is similar to that in the UK. €18-20 for a main course, depending on the restaurant you choose. There are plenty of less expensive options, such as eating at local bars where it’s a little cheaper. Drinks, are typically €4.50 for a glass of beer, €4 for a glass of wine. We found a wonderful, traditional bakery, called Tselentis. Selling Sour Dough, Olive Breads, pastries, speciality brioche, Kefalonia Meat Pie, Local Lemon Cake, and so much more.

Feeling a little more active: As a runner, I do like to run whilst I’m away. It’s a good opportunity to find some trails and perhaps see points of interest that I wouldn’t normally see. One of the mornings, I explored a nature trail that leads from Fiscardo around the peninsula.I popped my trainers on and hopped off to explore a nature trail that leads just off from Fiskardo around the peninsula. Here you come across 2 lighthouse, one of which you can ascend to the top off and also a few ruins. It takes a mere 15 minutes to walk around, is completely sign posted and is perfect for grabbing some fresh ocean air if you’re staying in Fiskardo.

Fiskardo has everything you’d want a Greek fishing village. Tranquil, yet busy in the evening. Beautiful, but rugged enough to feel real. Isolated, but with good accessibility to great beaches, places to eat and areas to explore.

If you’re considering a trip to Greece, then please get in touch. There are so many beautiful islands to explore, suitable for couples, friends and families.



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