Magganos is a small picturesque village only 5km from Fiskardo. Most of the village’s buildings are typical of the area’s traditional architecture. If you stop at Magganos but you don’t wish to take the main road to Fiskardo, follow the road through Matsoukata and Tselentata and enjoy the journey among these two charming villages. Magganos is very close to Alaties and St. Jerusalem beaches. In Magganos you will find hardware shop, garage, mini market, grocery, tavern, cafι, barber shop and a civil engineers- architect’s office.
- Town Center: 200m
- Airport: 50km
- Bus Station: 200m
- Ports: 4km
- Hospital/Health Center: 5km
- Beaches: 5km
- Sights: 4km
- Museum: 4km
- Super Market: 200m
It is the northest coastal village in Kefalonia and so close to Ithaca that almost “touches” it. It belongs to the Municipality of Eryssos and has 30 inhabitants. Fiscardo is the only village remained untouched from the destructive power of 1953’s earthquakes that ruined the rest of the island. Fiscardo maintains its traditional Kefalonian architecture, basically influenced by the Venetian style. Today Fiscardo is the beloved destination for visitors from all over the world. Traditional but also cosmopolitan, Fiscardo welcomes thousands of tourists every summer, while its calm little port is the favoured anchorage for dozens of sailing ships and boats.
Just 20 minutes away from Fiscardo, a small peninsula in the western coast of Erissos, ready to flow out in to the endless Ionian Sea. Old traditional manor houses combined with new buildings show that this place is loved and cared by its people. The art and the beauty of a past era are still preserved between the jasmine flowers and the bougainvilleas. Assos jewel and pride is its Venetian Fortress. Impregnable, famous fortress, built in 1593 to protect the village from the pirates’ incursions. Its power is unknown; no enemy dared to challenge it. Noble and imposing stands there through ages, waiting for the visitors to study it and mentally experience its glorious years.
Considered as the most cosmopolitan beach in northern Kefalonia, Emplysi is only 1,5km away from Fiskardo, in a deep cove spread with pebbles and flat smooth rocks, clear blue waters and surounded by olive and cypress trees. The road that takes you there is asphalt and there is also spacious parking. Emplysi is not an organised beach, however camping is allowed.
Alaties (which means “salty in greek) is a small sandy beach which lies well-hidden only 10 minutes drive from the hotel. This small, yet beautiful cove offers crystalline turquoise waters and a chance of a fascinating seabed. Visitors will definitely enjoy a relaxing sunbathing in the soft sand and a refreshing swim and the beautiful waters of Kefalonia. This is not an organized beach meaning that the beach remains unspoilt and peaceful.
Agia Ierousalim Beach
Whilst exploring Kefalonia, many beaches are left undiscovered. One of them is Agia Ierousalim, a small beach with pebbles just 12 minutes away from the hotel. It got it’s name from a ruined little church posted on the edge of the beach. The trip to this beach might confuse you a bit, due to the labyrinthine streets, but is well worth the drive. Many people prefer it for camping since the scenery within the mountain backdrop is amazing. This beach is home to sea horses.
Kefalonia, along with Ithaca, makes the biggest island in the Ionian Sea. It extents in 904, 4 sq.km and has 39,448 habitants. It is truly a bewitching island, full of surprises and continuous diversity of scenery, surrounded by numerous coves and lacy coasts. Through history Kefalonia had been a very important social, cultural and commercial centre, alive since the Palaeolithic and even the Mycenaean era. Its geographical position and the high cultural level that had developed occasioned the even and anon invasion by several conquerors. The Macedonians tried to conquer it at some point, but unsuccessfully, the Romans totally occupied it and during the 9th century it was harried several times by the pirates and the corsairs. The Turkish dominion lasted for a short period of time but then the island was occupied by the Venetians for about 300 years. Then came the French dominion (1807- 1809) and the English occupation until the May 21, 1864, when Kefalonia along with the rest of the Ionian Islands became a full member of the Greek state. The “passage” of all these western civilizations from this island contributed to the development of an important, rich and particular culture well preserved to our days. The Kefalonian wit, acute and liberal, makes them known in all over the world, with distinctions in arts, in literature and trade. Despite all the adversities and the total destruction by the 1953’s earthquakes, Kefalonia attained full development becoming a modern, alive island.