The tiny, secluded village of Assos is a romantic setting. The Assos peninsula is on the west coast of the island with the village nestling in its horse-shoe shaped harbour. The whole area is surrounded by beautiful coastal scenery of dramatic white rocks and cobalt sea with hillsides covered in forests of cypress and pine. Dominating the entire area are the remains of a Venetian fortress high up on the imposing peninsula.
Ayia Efimia Harbour
Agia Efimia is another village which has recovered from the devastation of the 1953 earthquake. Modern Agia Efimia is a fishing village and a point of departure for passenger ferries to Ithaca as well as being capital of the Pilaros region of Kefalonia.
Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia and the island's main working port with a natural harbour. It is surrounded by wooded mountains, and an ideal base from which to explore the island.
There is a very attractive cobbled promenade fringed with palm trees where, In the early morning, you can watch the fishermen bring in their catch. You might also see turtles looking for a meal. You can also find a local produce market, cafes and small tavernas. Ideal for an ouzou and some mezes.
Fiskardo is probably one of the prettiest places on Kefalonia. It has lovely old houses and colourful alleyways, with flowers everywhere. It was the only place to have been unscathed by the earthquake of 1953, so retains some 'old-world' charm.
There are tiny squares, with cafes, restaurants and bars. The old harbour front is a mass of yachts and fishing boats.