Kefalonia, at 688.8 square kilometres has 365 villages and is the largest of the seven Ionian islands. Agriculture, wine making and bee-keeping are still important sources of income and the island has remained surprisingly unspoilt. The terrain is rugged and surprisingly green due to the high winter rainfall.
Fiscardo is a natural harbour village situated on the northern
tip of Kefalonia. In addition to the traditional fishing boats
still in operation, there is a daily influx of sailing boats and
impressive motor yachts during the summer months.
A marvellous place to sit and soak up the ambience, Fiscardo has a good selection of quayside coffee shops and tavernas where one can relax and watch the world go by. Fiscardo of an evening takes on a unique Mediterranean atmosphere not easily discovered in today's busy world. Younger visitors to the area will enjoy the safe, low-key night life and Fiscardo also offers the opportunity to take some interesting boat trips or even hire your own boat for the day.
Altomare Villa is located just 7 kilometres from Fiscardo and only 5 minutes walk from Alaties beach with crystal clear water, natural rock pools and a charming taverna. The sea views and facilities make Altomare a place you won't wish to leave. However, nearby Fiscardo is wonderful for a change of mood and a convenient place to change money, pick up a newspaper.
Should you wish to venture further afield, the Venetian
fort and village of Assos are just a 20 minute drive away.
The famous and much photographed beach of Myrtos is only
half an hours drive from the villa and the capital of
Kefalonia, Argostoli is about an hours drive.
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