Kefalonia has so much to offer those wishing for a quieter holiday away from it all. Some of the best walking in Greece can be found here. Take a leisurely coastal stroll through
forests of oak and strawberry trees
to an empty cove, often with its own tiny chapel set amongst the olive groves. Venture through the old wheat fields and vineyards
of Vari, now reclaimed by carpets of wild flowers in spring and autumn, or join a guided expedition from coast to coast with a knowledgeable local guide. Walking in parts of Kefalonia is as far removed from the crowded ‘footways’ of other parts of Europe as one could imagine.
Despite the evident bustle of life around the harbour, Fiskardo has none of the brashness of many Mediterranean holiday centres. Narrow alleys and steps lead away from the harbour past old houses, their balconies festooned with jasmine and bougainvillea, towards the cypress forest and olive groves that surround the village.
Within a few minutes one can be wandering along ancient tracks to deserted hamlets. Discovering paths which wind through unspoilt and protected woodland
to narrow coves, where the contrast between the shining white pebbles of the beach, and the clear blue of the water invites one to stop and stay for a while.