Saturday, July 11
Agia Efimia to Fiskardo
We departed Agia Efimia mid-morning, northbound for a little place called Fiskardo. It’s a popular destination and not always easy to get into, as we experienced for ourselves. There aren’t many berths available in the harbour so it’s best to arrive earlier in the day. After a failed attempt to moor up we opted to anchor alongside a group of boats further away within the bay. It just meant we wouldn’t have shore power & water, and would have to use our leaky dinghy to get ourselves ashore.
I explored the town and found a couple of nice looking swimming spots, one of which I went back to later to snorkel. It was really nice. I also found a path around the bay, on the edge of the town, which led to an old Venetian lighthouse which I heard is from the 1600’s, and a Byzantine church which was built in the 6th century A.D. The church was mostly ruins but the lighthouse was still intact and I climbed the stairs to the lookout at the top.
For dinner we ate at a great place called “Roula’s Grill House”. It was the best place we’ve eaten at here on Cephalonia. For my starter I had fried zucchini patties and for my main I chose their special of the day—slow-roasted chicken on the spit. It was all very nice, but the potatoes were perhaps the real winner. The restaurant also served us a small dessert on the house, some fresh watermelon along with creme caramel cake and another kind of vanilla custard cake with chocolate sauce. What a great way to finish the day!
It had been a long, eventful day and I was glad to retire to my cabin for a good night’s sleep.