Destination guide

Going Greek in Fiskardo

The creak of fishing boats and the soft sloshing of the Ionian Sea are the backing track to lovely little Fiskardo. Tucked into a rocky inlet on the northernmost peninsula of Cephalonia, it's a quintessentially Greek place. Come summer, tavernas grill seafood on charcoal spits and bustle with life along the colourful marina. The beaches – pebbly Emblisi the best of them – fill up with snorkellers and sunbathers. The surrounding pine forests are a walker's haven, while luxurious villas with pools and other cosy Fiskardo holiday rentals mean there's plenty of room for classic bouts of Mediterranean relaxation in the nearby hills.

Things to do

Unearthing Fiskardo

Fiskardo might look like it's only just managed to carve out its place between the pine forests and coves of northern Cephalonia, but it's actually been there for millennia. Archaeologists have unearthed a fascinating Roman cemetery to testify to that, while the town's half-ruined Venetian Lighthouse stands firm on the headland to the north. A hop across the waters to the myth-steeped isle of Ithaka is also possible. It's got an excellent ancient history museum awash with geometric pottery and jewels and statues.


Slow living in Fiskardo

Fiskardo is a fine place to perfect the art of slow living. Lazy days hopping between the rocky coves and pebble beaches that surround the town's harbour can be finished off with a variety of fried saganaki and lemon-doused fish cuts in its earthy tavernas. Boat rental stops pepper the marina, opening the itinerary to odysseys around the headlands, where Venetian lighthouses and caves hide. And if all that sounds too energetic, you can simply kick back and relax in one of the more luxurious Fiskardo holiday rentals, with a pool and a view.


Fine days in Fiskardo

Fiskardo holiday rentals with pools or proximity to Emblisi Beach really come into their own when the sun is shining and the mercury is high. Thankfully, that happens quite a lot in this corner of the Greek Ionian, with temperatures becoming swim-worthy in the spring months of April and May and heating up even more throughout the summer months of June, July and August – the most popular of all. Locals swear by autumn, too. They say it's the finest season, replete with rays and warm breezes and olive harvests.

Natural features

Hidden in pines and coves in Fiskardo

Fiskardo's quite isolated, up on the tip of its own peninsula at the northern end of Cephalonia. Most people arrive by boat, drifting past pebbly Emblisi Beach and the postcard-picture-worthy cove of Horgota, before mooring up in the marina. Others will wiggle down the roadway, passing dense forests of pine trees that are now protected under a Greek reserve. For swims with hulking sea turtles and glimpses of octopuses in the water, it's best to rent a boat – marine life like that is abundant all around.

How to get there

How to get to and around Fiskardo

The nearest airport is in Argostolion (EFL-Kefalonia Island Intl.), located 23.5 mi (37.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Fiskardo?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 196 holiday lettings around Fiskardo. From 5 cottages to 143 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Fiskardo? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Fiskardo. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Fiskardo Port: 809 holiday lettings
  • Cave of Papanicolis: 1,083 holiday lettings
  • Saint Theodoron Lighthouse: 1,241 holiday lettings
  • Archaeological Museum of Ithaca: 1,064 holiday lettings
  • Petani Beach: 1,157 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Fiskardo listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Fiskardo?

Yes, of course. offers 5 Cottages in Fiskardo. Our other popular types of Fiskardo holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 143 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 26 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 19 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Fiskardo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 151 holiday homes with pool available in Fiskardo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.