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Emelisse Hotel

Kefalonia, Fiskardo

Good for Couples

  • Emelisse Hotel lies close to Fiskardo and offers beautiful views of the Ionian Sea
  • The hotel has an adults only infinity pool and a luxury Elemis spa
  • Enjoy the nearby sandy beach and azure waters
  • Watch stunning sunsets as you dine at the hotel’s restaurants

The Emelisse Hotel offers a slice of Greek luxury by the ocean, ideal for a couple’s getaway. Set among cyprus and cedar groves, the hotel lies within walking distance of the traditional town of Fiskardo, which has a collection of bars and restaurants, as well as a pretty harbour and Venetian lighthouse. You can also visit the nearby 12th century chapel or take boat trips around the island.

There are 64 tasteful, arty rooms on offer, which boast sea views and are decorated in neutral, calm tones with furnishings made from natural materials. Swim in the adults only infinity pool, with views out to the Ionian Sea and have a treatment at the opulent spa, which features exclusive Elemis treatments.

The hotel has several restaurants with spectacular views of the bay, perfect for a romantic meal over sunset. Dine on Mediterranean and Greek dishes paired with local wines and sip evening cocktails at the bar. Guests can easily walk down to the beach for relaxing days on the sand or take part in a range of activities, including scuba diving, and tennis.

Although Emelisse Hotel isn’t strictly adults only, Sovereign doesn’t accept bookings with children. The hotel has 64 rooms in 13 two-storey buildings.

Car hire is recommended for this hotel.


Bars & Restaurants

The Riza Restaurant

Riza serves a daily buffet breakfast accompanied by exquisite views of Emblissi Bay from the first floor balconies. Feast on a selection of freshly baked breads and pastries, fruit, cereal and eggs. Special breakfast menu items include The Indulgence, which is a plate of smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and caviar, accompanied by champagne. 

Votsalo Restaurant

Come to Votsalo for delicious Greek and Mediterranean meals, as well as a comprehensive wine list sourced from local, award winning wineries and a selection of cocktails. The restaurant has sweeping views over the sea to the surrounding islands and is great for a low key lunch or à la carte dinner. 

Kinema Terrace

This elegant eatery is the perfect place to watch the sunset on the terrace with a cocktail from the lobby bar. Kinema Terrace has all day dining featuring pizzas from the wood fired oven or authentic Greek dishes such as grilled meats. Kinema Terrace also screens open air films and has special themed nights up to three times a week. 

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools

Enjoy the adult only infinity pool which is surrounded by day beds for sunbathing and offers beautiful views of Emblissi Bay. 


The beautiful, sandy Emblissi Beach lies within walking distance of the Emelisse Art Hotel.

Spa & Wellness


Indulge in a relaxing treatment at the Emelisse Art Hotel’s spa. Elemis-trained therapists provide a variety of treatments, including massages and facials. Specialities include anti ageing facials and a spa day package which includes deep tissue massage, wrap and facial. 

Activities and Entertainment

Sports and Activities

Take advantage of the activities and sports on offer at Emelisse Art Hotel. These include tennis courts, bicycles, squash and a billiards table. 

Diving and Water Sports

The hotel offers scuba diving holiday packages and has a PADI certified dive school and private speedboat charter. 

About the location
Emelisse Hotel is located in a beautiful nature reserve, on the north coast of Kefalonia. It’s close to the pretty town of Fiskardo, which is renowned for its colourful Venetian houses and emerald green pine forests. In the harbour you’ll find yachts and fishing boats, while there are some excellent restaurants where you can enjoy delicious seafood as you look out over the ocean. 

The glamorous town of Fiskardo is a hotspot for celebrities, with a few big names known to have holidayed here. Known as the St Tropez of Greece, it’s where you’ll find some of the best restaurants, bars, designer shops, and hotels in the country.  
Transfer time
Emelisse Hotel is an hour and a half drive from Kefalonia Airport.
Double Executive Room Side Sea View

Max 2 adults

Double Executive Rooms Side Sea View have a king size bed, shower, air-conditioning, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, minibar, telephone, internet connection, hairdryer and a balcony or terrace with side sea view.

Double Executive Room Sea View

Max 2 adults

Double Executive Rooms with Sea View enjoy balcony or terrace with a full sea view.

Double Executive Room with Shared Pool

Max 2 adults

Double Executive Rooms with Shared Pool are as above but also have access to a swimming pool, which is shared between 6 rooms. (Please note not all rooms have direct access to the pool).

Junior Suite Side Sea View

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites with Side Sea View are larger than the double rooms and have a sitting area in the room which can be converted to a single bed.

Junior Suite Sea View

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites with Sea View are larger than the double rooms and have a sitting area in the room which can be converted to a single bed.

Junior Suite Sea View Shared Pool

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites with Sea View and Shared Pool are as above but also have access to a swimming pool, which is shared between 4 rooms.

Two Bedroom Maisonette

Max 5 adults

Two Bedroom Maisonette have one double room and one twin room each with private bathroom on the upper floor, and a kitchen with fridge, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities, dining room and lounge on the ground floor. Together with the facilities found in the standard rooms, the apartment also has a shared pool and sea view.

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A 4 star hotel not 5 star
Polykala, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Sep 21 2019
The Emelisse Hotel has all the ingredients to be a luxury 5 star hotel but is failing in many areas that could easily be rectified at no extra cost. The positives: The Emelisse is high up, in a...
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Beautiful and tranquil oasis
76honesty, Oslo, Norway
Tripadvisor review Sep 17 2019
Had one night at the Emelisse when we visited Fiscardo, and the property is absolutely stunning! Had a very personal welcome, with cold water with cucumber and refreshing, scented cloths to cool down...
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