Fiscardo harbour village
The area around Fiscardo is breathtakingly beautiful and in summer it has a perfect, sunny climate. The coastline is dotted with rocky coves and a crystal clear sea, so warm you can swim all day. A dense, vivid green forest dominates the area. In the surrounding hills lie half-forgotten villages unchanged for generations, with small tavernas and bars where old men click worry beads, drink coffee and play endless games of tavli, (a form of backgammon).
How do you spend your time? Long, languid, sun-filled days watching your skin turn golden brown. Pottering about in a little boat to find an extra-private cove or slipping across to the island of Ithaca for a change of scene. Afternoon siestas, which everyone takes very seriously. Breakfasts of delicious local bread and even more delicious Kefalonian honey, late night suppers in tavernas where the produce is local and the service relaxed. Watching the lights of passing ships ghosting past in the strait between Kefalonia and Ithaca at night. Refreshing late night dips in the pool or sea.