Have just returned from 2 weeks in Fiskardo and we loved it. Yes it is more 'visitor' orientated than other places and there are yachtie's about, but the presence of the flotila boats gave the place some life and atmosphere both during the day and evening. We visited most other tourist 'must see' places as well as the out of the way locations and put Fiscardo at the top of the list on most aspects. Assos, which I admit had a picturesque bay, had very little else and the best view was from the road out.....and it was dirty. And despite what people tell you it is not 50% more expensive to eat or drink in Fiskardo! We would certainly go back.
Nice picturesque bay and the view from the road down/up is spectacular but the place did not live up to its reputation for us. It is supposed to be in competition with Fiskardo as the most beautiful village location on the island but Fiskardo certaily had a lot more to offer.
Apparently recently voted one of the top 5 beaches in the world and I would agree for location, views etc(stop on the road down for great photo & video opportunities). Sand was non existent, more like very, very, very small pebbles through to large stones, but beautifully white. Getting in and out of the sea can be 'interesting' as the shore drops away very quickly, but once in, swimming out and looking back at the view is fantastic. Tips, unless the soles of your feet are like an African natives, take suitable footwear for use both on the beach and in the water. Move down the beach away from the taverna for a bit of peace and quiet. For those that have seen Captain Corelies Mandolin, this is where the 'blowing up of the mine' scene was shot.
A quiet and relaxing little resort with waterfront bars/resturants around a harbour. Nice views across the bay to Sami. The road from Fiskardo down to Efimia gives great views across to Ithaca with the last few miles having spectacular views of Efimia and the coast road to Sami.
Not what we expected. Really a very nice place for a day out or to use as a base from where to explore the island. Great pedestrian shopping street with bars in which to relax and watch the world go by.
Picturesque bay and quite relaxing but not much more........apart from the view from the top of the road down.
Not sure where Christine and Andrew visited (see below), but not sure it was Fiskardo. We spent 2 weeks there and found the prices to be in line with other resorts, the place has atmosphere (which Assos lacks) for which I am prepared to pay a few cents extra. The food quality and variation was excellent (try the Penna and Salmon at Irida on the quay). The beaches were no worse than anywhere else on the island for cleanliness (although Emblisi beach is not attractive, it is clean). Yes there are flotila yachts about but this is what makes Fiscardo a 'living' village. If you want a.... 'what is there to do next?? lights out by 10o/c holiday'..... don't go to Fiskardo. If you want atmosphere, relaxation, great food and views.....do.
A bit like a typical Englsh seaside....almost Lassi-on-Sea. Expected to see McDonalds or Freds Fish and Chips bar around every corner. Lack of Greek atmosphere.
Only dropped in on our way back from Poros. Looked a bit spread out but nice. Beach was great nice sand and looked ideal for children.
Lixouri is a working Kefalonian town and as such is not great as a 'holiday' destination, although it is trying and may be OK as a base. The whole peninsula is picturesque and the drive to and from Petani beach in the North is spectacular as is the beach itself....second only to Myrtos.
Poros is a town of 2 halves separated by a small peninsula. On one side is the resort and on the other (100yds up and over the hill, no problem) is the lovely little port. Great as a base or just to visit....we loved it.
Another 'working' Greek town and not a bit touristy which is nice. The sand & pebble beach is at one end of the town and is quite small although the swimming is good. Take the road from here to Argostoli over the mountain....it is worthwhile and quite spectacular.