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fiskardo - local bus service ???

hi, we are holidaying in fiskardo in the summer after a great deal of research about where to be based in Kefalonia. Is it serviced by any local buses round the island and is there a cab service, we obviously want to visit as much of the island as possible, not too sure whether to hire a car at this point in time, is there a car hire dealership in the area. (we are arriving by sea) We will be there for two weeks.

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Fiskardo is not a very good base for Kefalonia, dirty pebble/shingle/stoney beaches and poor transport. There is about 2 daily buses to Argostoli - de facto standard timings, early morning and afternoon. Villages always have a 'resident' taxi.

Argostoli/Lassi is central to the island and also the best and cleaner beaches. Nea Skala in the SE a good second choice a purpose built place but at least it's village like.

So if you stay in Fiskardo it does mean a hire car and wasted time getting to other areas of the island. It has it's fans sure, but mainstream appeal is decidedly lacking.

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We've visited almost every beach in the Fiscardo area in the last week or so and believe me they have been spotlessly clean and the sea perfectly clear and clean, lots of folks swimming. There was a problem a few years ago when some oil/tar was washed up on the northwest tip but we've seen nothing since.

Nowhere is more than about an hour//hour and qtr away, different routes south with good roads and great views.

2 car hire companies, Pama travel and Litsos. Pama are based up the stairs next door to Captains Cabin, they serve primarily Ionian Island holidays. Litsos have an office above their restaurant - Roulas and below the family home just outside the village and before the hill leading to the Emelisse and Almyra Hotels.

Have a great time, you'll love it!

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Hi Julie,

Fiscardo is not my favourite place but I cannot disagree with fiscardofan on the beaches etc. I was there two weeks ago and the beaches were perfect although the sea was a little on the cool side.

If you are arriving by sea into Fiscardo then go with the companies suggested, however, if you are arriving in Argostoli and leaving fro somewhere in the south (argostoli or airport), I would suggest hiring a car from that area as they are often cheaper and you will save a taxi fare of about 70 euros each way.

Enjoy the island


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As said in previous threads, I havent seen a single 'local' bus in the past 5 years on holiday to Kefalonia. If anyone does spot on please take a photo and log the time and date and share for all to see!

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hey thank you guys for your posts. Will probably end up just getting used to the place for a couple of days then decide what to do, you just want to make the most of your time there, it is a first time on this island for me and just want to enjoy it all. Decided on Fiskardo after reading a lot of good points about it. I am sure we will love it.

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Great sales pitch from 'retired hippy'!!!

We are looking forward to 2 wks in 'the north' because we do not want the mainstream that will be found in the south!

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Yes the beaches in Fiscardo are not to every-ones taste. Personally they suit us perfect. Never found a dirty beach there, ever. For me my pet hates are rows of sun loungers all next to each other. We love to go off for the day with our own rugs,parasol, picnic, snorkelling gear, beautiful coves. For us nothing beats the sheer beauty of Foki beach and Emblissi beach. Being able to walk down to the harbour have a cocktail or two, amble the shops and then decide where to eat. But enough about Fiscardo and its beauty, don't want too many people spoiling my lovely quiet coves, which I will be sampling in about three days.

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Visited Fiscardo in May and loved it ( only stayed for 2 nights but wished it was longer) hire a little motor boat, pack a picnic, they supply you with a cool box and motor along the coast until you find your own little bay.

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