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Isalos

Fiscardo, Kefalonia

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Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 4
  2. 1 Double Bedroom
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 3 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Beach 250m
  8. Shops & Tavernas 150m
  9. Fiscardo Harbour 500m
  10. Town House
  • Ground Floor: Open plan living / dining room (TV, WiFi, A/C) with French doors to terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Shower room (washing machine).
  • First Floor: Double bedroom (A/C, TV) with balcony and en suite shower room. Twin bedroom (A/C, TV) with balcony and en suite shower room.
  • Outside: Sun terrace. Steps from pool terrace to street level. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (6m x 4m).

Sister property to the equally appealing Leonie alongside, this stylish and desirable town house enjoys the same eye-catching views from its balconies and terraces to the sea and neighbouring island of Ithaca. Located in the heart of Fiscardo, within walking distance of everything one should need for an effortless and relaxing holiday (including the iconic, taverna-lined harbour itself) this is certainly an enviable location.

Behind the elegant, traditionally Ionian façade lies a tastefully styled, bright and contemporary interior. Spaciously open plan, the ground floor has an attractive, practical kitchen/dining area and plump, comfortable furnishings that blend seamlessly with the light pastel colour scheme of cream and taupe. A third shower room perfectly complements the two that are en suite. Mirroring the sparkling waters of the nearby bay, seemingly endless shafts of Mediterranean sunlight stream through a twin set of French doors reminding visitors that this is indeed summer living at its best!

Upstairs, the two smart bedrooms each have a well-appointed en suite shower room and a balcony – perfect vantage points from which those gorgeous views across the town to the azure sea, and very often the Greek mainland itself, can be further admired.

An array of tavernas from casual to fine dining, smart cocktail bars, laid-back cafes, fashionable boutiques, ice cream parlours and, of course, numerous supermarkets offering fresh bread, fruit, vegetables, local fish, meat and everyday essentials are all within walking distance.

Focal point of the town and famously picturesque, the vibrant Venetian-styled quayside (500m) is fringed by some of the island’s best restaurants whose waterside dining terraces provide grandstand seats from which to admire the impressive array of watercraft, everything from simple fishing boats to grand super-yachts of the rich (and often famous), as they jostle for a prime mooring position!

Fishing trips, scuba diving and boat hire are all available locally with regular ferries linking Fiscardo to the mainland and other nearby islands. For a cooling dip in the sea the tiny town beach of Zavolata is just 250m away, Foki Beach (1.5km) is a gorgeous, sheltered cove with translucent waters and a taverna, while the equally lovely Emblissi Beach (1.7km) is bordered by white limestone and lush greenery.

  • Being located next door to Leonie means Isalos could be a good choice for an extended family or a group of friends who can be near to each other whilst retaining their own individual space and privacy.
  • Due to the nearby wooded environs barbecues are not permitted.
  • Property Licence Number: 0458K10000443001

Pricing & Availability

All Prices are per property, not per person.

Location of Isalos

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Isalos

Visit another Island for the day - Ithaca. Ever heard of Homer, the Iliad or the Odyssey?

Well, we would recommend that you do some swatting up before you go, as the Iliad is littered with references to Ithaca, it was where Odysseus was trying to return to for 10 years! Much more easily, you could visit the cave of Nymphs, or why not simply relax, have a nice lunch in one of the waterfront cafes in Vathi and then drop into one of the many delightful coves for a swim or a nap.

Get Reading

Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a carefully written book, fascinating in explaining the complicated politics of the second world war in Greece and far outdoes the film, which did, however, show the true beauty of the island, in particular, Antisamos beach where much of the movie was filmed.

Take a hike!

Around the Erissos Peninsula, an undeveloped nature reserve, with meandering coastal pathways through oak forests, wheat fields and vineyards carpeted with wild strawberries and flowers.

Antisamos - What a Beach!

A great beach used as a backdrop for much of the Captain Corelli movie. A sweeping white pebbly bay, great for snorkelling. Chilled out beach bars on hand to offer bar service to your sun lounger!

A bit of a mouthful in both senses!

Visit any Zaxaroplastio for a sweet pastry! This complicated word denotes popular pastry shops that have a large array of tiny, sticky, confections, using filo pastry, nuts, honey, figs and raisins, some cakes ooze chocolate - – naughty but nice. There are several on Fiscardo waterfront that also provide the fresh bread for the village - get to know it and maybe try the cheese or spinach pies for breakfast....

Find the seafarer in you by hiring a boat

Ideal for finding your own secluded cove or even crossing the narrow channel to explore the neighbouring island of Ithaca. There are countless bays and coves not accessible by car so it is possible to find your own secluded beach and relax in privacy, away from the crowds. There are plenty of small coves within easy reach of Fiscardo. The more adventurous seafarers might like to cross the channel to Ithaca, tie up in the miniature harbour of Ancient Polis and perhaps walk up to the village of Stavros for lunch or a coffee.

Climb the black mountain: Mount Ainos

More intrepid adventurers can drive to the gates of Mount Ainos national park, and then hike to the peak for a picnic. Despite being the third highest mountain in Greece at 1632 metres, this is an easy climb with a comfortable track and lots of footpaths in good condition thanks to the shepherds who walk with their flocks over the mountain. It takes about three hours to make the ascent, and you're likely to see some of the 20 or so wild horses that roam the countryside here. Keen wildlife spotters will also see raptors such as buzzards and owls, the vast rare Griffon vultures, and various types of falcon. In fact, over 50 per cent of Greek bird species favour this mountaintop, great for bird-spotters or just nature lovers you'll also be able to enjoy views over the whole island on clear days.

Try horse riding

There is an excellent established riding school located in the village of Zervata, 4km south of Sami. A truly wonderful experience, their team offer everything from 1-5 hours trips, to camping overnight with barbecue and campfire. For horse riding enthusiasts, this has to be high up on your list of things to do.

Visit the Mazarakata tombs

Between the villages of Lakythra and Metaxata visit the eerie Mazarakata tombs and wander among the ancient graves where wildflowers bloom in colourful abundance. Excavated mainly by Kefalonian archaeologist Panayotis Kavvadias in 1908, the burial chambers had been filled with decorative clay pots, tiles, glassware and gold plates, which are now housed in the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli. Today all that remains are the tombs themselves, where you can clamber and explore as you choose. It's a remarkably tranquil area, and the ideal place to spend a few hours with a sketchpad imagining the ancient civilisation that created it.

Sea kayaking

Discover the beauty of the seascapes around the island on a sea-kayak, with one of the many tours available. Follow the coastline and travel through unique caves and rock formations, past limestone cliffs and remote beaches, whilst enjoying a relaxing glide in the crystal-clear waters

Spend the day down in Assos on the way from Fiscardo to Argostoli

What a delightful little village. It has a terrific Venetian castle to explore (be warned, it's a bit of a hike up to it, but the views are worth it), a beautiful little harbour, bay and some lovely waterfront tavernas serving freshly caught fish. Remember your camera!

Wine-lovers rejoice!

With 8 different wineries to choose from, Kefalonia is a wine connoisseur's delight. Spend an afternoon stocking up for the holiday and then decide which ones to take home! Compare them with the other famous wineries such as Gentilini and Robola Co-operative!

Drive down South

Fiscardo is famous for its pretty pebbly coves and bays, but why not take a day to drive to the south of the island and experience the long 5km long Lourdas Beach, famous Mounda beach, a protected environment for the Caretta-Caretta turtles who hatch their eggs there or splendid sandy Skala beach, miles of coastline begging to be explored!

Taste the local dish - Kefalonia meat pie

The Greeks love their pies, and the Kefalonians have taken it one step further in producing this nourishing dish. Everyone has their own secret recipe, so we are unable to tell you exactly what's in it, but it is filo pastry stuffed with minced pork meat & rice, along with the secret recipe of spices and sauce. It is delicious!

To the ends of the world?

The Monastery of Kipouria (Moni Kipoureon) on the Paliki peninsula, near Lixouri has unforgettable sunsets. The magnificent position of the monastery itself is located at the western side of the island of Kefalonia, overhanging a cliff that crashes into the Ionian, and makes you feel as if the end of the world was beneath your feet. Dating from the far away times, it is also known as the veranda of the Ionian. There is a tour given by a solitary monk who still lives there, an unforgettable experience!

Try the local hooch!

Raki or Tsikoudia is distilled from the stalks and skins of grapes left over from wine pressing. It is drunk widely and you are likely to be offered a thimbleful glass of raki wherever you go. It can contain anything between 35-65% alcohol – you have been warned!

Visit another island for the day - Zakynthos

Another island, not so far away from Kefalonia, but it could be at the other end of the world, such is the contrast between these beautiful islands. Take the daily ferry over from the port of Pessada for the 90 minute crossing to Skinari, in the north of Zakynthos, and from there you could take another boat trip to the amazing ship-wreck beach, or go for a sightseeing tour before catching the evening ferry back.

Soak up history high above at St George's castle

8km south of Argostoli, the Venetian castle of St George sits high on a hillside. Though Byzantines built the bulk of the castle in the 13th century, the earliest traces of the edifice date back to 394 AD when Kefalonia was still part of the Roman Empire and its main purpose was to shelter the villagers from attacks by marauding pirates. Venetians added the finishing touches, giving the castle its clean, elegant lines. Thanks to a recent EU grant that paid for some preservation works, the edifice is safe to explore, so you can meander among the ancient rooms at will. Although there are few displays to tell you about the castle's history, the panoramic views and the castle's beauty make it worth a visit, especially at sunset as the island below turns golden in the fading light.

Nearby

Towns/Villages

Fiscardo 3 mins 
Assos 35 mins 
Agia Effimia 45 mins 
Sami 50 mins 
Argostoli 1 Hr 15 mins 

Beaches

Zavalata Beach 3 mins 
Dafnoudi 10 mins 
Foki 10 mins 
Ai Jerusalem 15 mins 
Emblisi 20 mins 
Myrtos 50 mins 

ports

Poros 1 Hr 35 mins 

Airports

Kefalonia 1 Hr 30 mins 
Times are approximate

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