Fiskardo is one of Kefalonia's prettiest towns. Backed by cypress-clad hills and pastel buildings, this colourful resort provides the kind of views they make postcards from.
Its chic bars and restaurants attract an A-list fan base – you'll often see smart yachts moored up in the harbour alongside the fishing boats. Tavernas set out tables and chairs along the waterfront, serving up local favourites like fresh calamari and shots of ouzo. The waterfront is guarded by the town’s famous lighthouses: one dating back to the Venetians and one a product of the Victorians.
There are two curved, shingle beaches, and it’s well worth putting on your history buff hat to explore the 12th-century chapel on the outskirts of Fiskardo.
Flight time from the UK to Kefalonia is around 3 hours.
Transfer time from Kefalonia airport to Fiskardo is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Like the rest of the Greek islands, Kefalonia promises near-perfect beach weather. July and August are when the mercury reaches its peak, with temperatures often reaching the low 30s. For something a little cooler, you can still enjoy plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the early to mid-20s in May and October.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.