Eat & Drink
Fiskardo has become known for its variety and style of food over the last decade. There are now two Greek TV chefs running tavernas in Fiskardo and coupled with the relaxed atmosphere of the little fishing harbour it really is a special experience eating out here.
There are plenty of options in Fiskardo for eating and drinking - too many to list here! - with some places serving traditional Greek food and others offering a more international menu. The best thing to do is to take a stroll around the harbour, chat to the taverna staff and browse a few menus to see what takes your fancy.
One thing you will find in almost all the tavernas is fresh fish. When ordering fresh fish do check the price as it is usually charged by the kilo and some types can be very expensive. You may find that you pay more to eat on the water front in Fiskardo but often the food is no different to those places set back from the water.
Tipping is not expected but most people do offer about 10%.
There are also some great alternatives to eating outside of Fiskardo in the villages and beaches in the north of the island.
Taverna’s outside Fiskardo (Please note all drive times are from Fiskardo)
Antipata (5 minute drive)
The village of Antipata on the road from Fiskardo to Magganos, has one taverna an all-day cafe and a mini market. ‘To Petrino’ serves traditional Greek food and on cooler evenings has a lovely fire inside to cosy up to. They also host a spit roast on Sunday evenings but we suggest you check their blackboard for more details.
Magganos (10 minute drive)
The village of Magganos has two tavernas although and a couple of cafes.
‘Ionion' restaurant has a Greek night with live traditional music and a spit roast. It is a fun evening but you may need to book a table as it is very popular. Check the black board outside the taverna for details of what is happening and when.
All-day-cafe ‘Picnic’ serves breakfast and light lunches every day and on Sunday mornings only they serve Eggs Benedict, which is fast becoming famous in the North of the island. If you want to start your Sunday with ‘eggs-bennie’, as they are affectionately known, then pre-booking may be necessary. Picnic will also make hampers to order to take to the beach. Click here to see their Facebook page.
Vassilikades (15 minute drive)
This village has two tavernas; ‘La Vegera’ which has wonderful views of the sunset from its balcony, and ‘Makis’ which serves local specialities with much of the produce used in the kitchen coming from the family farm. This is the place the locals like to eat and on a Saturday it can be very busy.
Karia (25 minute drive)
On the mountain road from Vasilikades to Agia Euphemia you’ll find Rosie’s Kitchen Bar & Cafe serving homemade food. Rose and her husband have a small farm with lavender, rosemary, oregano, thyme and more and you can buy their unique homemade produce to take back to your holiday house.
Beach tavernas (Please note all drive times are from Fiskardo)
‘Acqua’ at Alaties Beach (15 minute drive)
‘Acqua' is run by a larger than life Greek / Italian by the name of Stefanos. The beach bar serves food from 11am with last orders around 10pm. Situated above Alaties beach, the bar offers spectacular views of the sunset from their terrace alongside a long list of drinks and cocktails as well as a specials menu which changes daily. Click here to see their Facebook page.
‘Odysseas Taverna’ at Agia Ierusalim (15 minute drive)
Set at the back of the beach ‘Odysseas’ is a family run taverna serving authentic Greek food. You can also buy cold drinks, coffees and ice creams to take back to your sun loungers! The taverna usually takes food orders up to 9pm and it is worth checking serving times if you are planning to visit in the evening.
'Foki Beach' Taverna (2 minute drive)
A traditional Greek taverna serving authentic Greek food. Situated just outside Fiskardo a short drive (2 minutes) or a short walk (15 minutes). Opposite the beautiful Foki Beach which has plenty of shade under ancient Olive trees, a wonderful place to spend the day.
Kefalonia mainly caters to the slightly more conservative generations but it is not completely devoid of night life. Fiskardo has several cocktail bars, a music bar and a night club whilst ‘Acqua’ at Alaties Beach is perfect for watching the sunset with a drink.
In Fiskardo, ‘Theodoras’ serves a wide selection of cocktails and has a viewing balcony with a lovely view over the harbour. ‘The Fishbone’, at the bottom of the town steps, is a nice place to have a drink and from time to time has fantastic live music. 'Lord Falcon' Thai restaurant is very popular with Saturday nights being one of their busiest. ‘El Greco’ is the hub of the village during the day and you’ll find most of the locals having coffee there, whilst at night it turns into a vibrant little bar. ‘Queens Club’ is the night club for those wanting to dance the night away and is located slightly out of the village in an amazing open air location.
Please note that all experiences in taverna’s, bars and clubs vary from night to night and year to year. Whist we aim to give a fair description of what you may experience IPS will not be held responsible for any recommendations we make.