a dream travel destination with something for all
Sweeping coastlines, heavenly beaches, cobalt-coloured seas, scenic countryside, dramatic mountains, pastel-coloured villages, bustling towns, cultural highlights, unique geological phenomena and a lively dining and drinking scene…
Kefalonia, the largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea, is brimming with natural beauties and manmade attractions – and it is just the place for relaxing, sunkissed escapes where you can let all your worries melt away. And though it has been made famous with Hollywood’s blockbuster “Captain Corelli’s Mandoline”, Kefalonia is still essentially laid-back – yet packed with activities for the whole family. Explore world-acclaimed beaches, like the iconic, sand and pebbly Myrtos, stunning bays and secret coves by car or boat. Visit fascinating castles and museums to get in-depth insights into the island’s history and culture.
Discover the imposing Mount Ainos, the habitat of a celebrated, rare breed of wild horse and one of Greece’s national parks. Go hiking amid ancient vineyards, olive groves and virgin countryside carpeted with wildflowers and peppered with old church ruins and shepherd’ huts, or engage in water-based sports which abound in organised beaches.
In Kefalonia, you can be as active or as lazy as you’d like to be – even a chat and a game of backgammon with the zestful locals at the kafenion is an experience that’ll linger long in the memory.
location & nearby attractions
Offering ample serenity and sweeping sea views, Fiscardo Villas are located in an expansive, secluded plot surrounded by lush olive trees and semi-tropical vegetation, a few hundred meters from Manganos – a quaint, little village just 5km from the much-photographed Venetian port of Fiskardo. With most of its original architecture intact, Manganos boasts abundant old-school charm and an atmosphere that’s tailor-made for relaxation. There are a couple of traditional tavernas with good food, a kafenion serving tasty Greek coffee and snacks (and that’s not to mention regular games of backgammon with the locals!), a well-stocked mini-market, colourful greengrocers, a barber shop and even a hardware store.
And if you are willing to venture off the beaten track, some of Kefalonia’s most attractive and pristine countryside is found around the village: Above and below Manganos, intertwining country roads lead out in every direction towards ancient vined terraces, fragrant fields, olive groves and woodland making this a great territory for ramblers, nature lovers and cyclists.
The area also features two of the island’s most beautiful beaches – Alaties and Ai Jerusalem are 4.0 and 4.6km away respectively – while the cosmopolitan and incredibly photogenic port of Fiscardo is some 15 minutes by car.