Old Lighthouse Fiscardo Kefalonia

Walk to the old Venetian lighthouse and Byzantine Church



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2001 -2016


Start point The road in front of Nicholas Taverna. This is difficult to miss as the taverna has an imposing position high on the left hand side of the harbour. Just walk along the waterfront and past the taverna. You will go over a small fence with a makeshift gate and then follow the footpath along the peninsula.

Nocholas Taverna Fiscardo Kefalonia

You will soon find yourself walking along a shaded and fragrant footpath amongst the pine trees. The sea will be close on your right, so if you'd like to cool off you can take a swim from one of the many flat rocks along the way.
After following the path for about 500 metres the path will fork. To the right is the original old Venetian lighthouse and to the left is the functional but far less decorative modern version. The old lighthouse is reasonably intact and the keepers' house and garden are in good condition. This was inhabited by a local marine conservationist in recent years but is now empty. Below the lighthouse are more flat rocks to bathe from if you wish and good views of the channel between Kefalonia and Ithaca.
If you now walk up past the new lighthouse and follow the rough track to your left you should be able to make your way to the ruins of Byzantine church that once stood here. The track is rough and indistinct at times but the church is not far and once you reach it you will be rewarded with one of the better views of Fiscardo available to anyone with a camera.