Fiskardo - Kefalonia
you think time stood still many years ago before the great
earthquake, when all of Cefalonia was built with traditional
homes. Fine mansions with red tiles on their roofs and small iron
balconies show the beauty of that period.
Picturesque taverns by the
seaside offer you fresh fish which you can enjoy eating and at the
same time see the island of Ithaca across the sea.
History tells us that the
village of Fiskardo got its name from the pirate Roberto Guiscardo,
who managed to moor at the port in Fiskardo in 1185 and conquered
Cefalonia. He stayed here until his death. The port was greatly
developed during the Venetian period. It was then that the first
mansions still surviving were built. Many sailboats from all over
the world moor here so that the visitors can see the picturesque
village. There is also a good ferryboat service to Ithaca, Astakos,
Nidri and Lefkada.
A short journey down the West Coast will take
you to the village of Assos renowned for its association with Lord
Byron and the proud possessor of a Venetian Fortress. The fortress
was a fortification of the Venetian army and was built in 1853 by
the Venetian Governor of Crete, John Montenigo and the engineer
Marino di Gentilini d'Este. It had a great strategic value
together with the port of Assos, where the Venetian galleys used