Fiscardo - although a very charming little place - could possibly not be everyone's cup of tea
1) it is quite expensive to eat/drink there
2) full of yachts and people ..can get quite crowded
Having said that we had a lovely week there and although not part of the yatching crowd still managed to feel like we belonged there.
Driving can be an experience in Kefalonia, don't be surprised if your overtaken on double white lines on a blind bend while the driver is talking on their mobile phone?.
This appears to be quite normal to them.
Unique Suggestions: Its not as scary as it may sound, you will notice that a lot of drivers will sound their horns,at first this seems a bit of an annoyance,but actually once you get used to it is helpful.
They are telling you of their intentions to overtake you?(suicidal) so you have chance to slow down or move over.
I did find it useful ,because i never expected that anyone would want to overtake on a blind bend,so gave me a chance at least.
Fun Alternatives: The Hire company gave me some good advice about going off road?
They did not cove r for tyres or under car damage.
If the road comes to an end ?don't go there.
It worked for me.
OK, the package holidays will sell the tourists the local trips! Well, we missed our first get-together with the rest of the group and had to organise our trips ourselves.
We found that on average we save ten of Euros from taking trips with local tourist shop and using public transport, thus rubbing shoulders with the local mamas on their ways to Argostoli, Fiskardo or the hidden coves of beauty where we swam!
In 1987 this was becoming a tourist trap in the way that every guide book mentioned it as the best beach on the island. I don't agree. Mine was Petani on the Lixouri peninsula.
Myrtos looks simply stunning from above but when you finally reach the beach, the sand is not sand but small pebbles and shingle.
I presume the road is surfaced now, but in 1987 it was one of the worst we had ever travelled on. It started ok but then deteriorated severely with 8 inch ruts and a 1:3 gradient. Not pleasant driving, especially in a hire-car. We did have a flat tyre by the time we reached the beach.
A pleasant enough swim with the water becoming deep very quickly but even in those early days, considering the approach, there were a fair few people there.
Unique Suggestions: There were no facilities on the beach when we were there but I believe there are now and expensive. Take your own provisions and a sun shade as there is no shade in the pm. If you like crowds you'll be ok. (you know me, if there are more than five people on the beach, it's busy!!)
Fun Alternatives: Plenty of other beaches to choose from.
Like ALL other greek islands, Cefalonia has its fair share of souvenir shops with lots and lots of souvenirs made in Taiwan!! The shopowners spend a good amount of their time writing the word "Cefalonia" with marker pen on each item.
Unique Suggestions: Bargain!
Fun Alternatives: Buy a nice Robola wine, if you can carry it back home. If you want about 45-85 items for each friend or relative back home, then go to the Lithostroto and knock yourself out!