Saturday 12th May 2012 Sivota, Levkas to Fiskardo, Kefallonia

Our departure from Sivota was an early start as we had to be in Nidri by 8.30am for the collection of our outboard motor and have the motor of our gangplank replaced. By late morning we were underway again and headed south for Fiskardo which is situated on the northern tip of the island of Kefallonia. This small town is known as the St Tropez of the Ionian Sea with beautifully painted houses and waterfront tavernas and bars side by side welcoming it’s many visitors. We reversed into the floating pier by anchor and tied up surrounded by a flotilla of yachts. The township was full of British yachtsmen who regularly visited this port for their sailing holidays. Fiskardo was very fortunate not to be affected by the 1953 earthquake which damaged most towns on the island. It has fine Venetian buildings which the locals have enormous pride in keeping well maintained. The town also is kept beautifully tidy and very clean with lovely shops, cafes, restaurants and a wonderful bakery. We dined at a Tassia (reminded us of home) and found that this beautifully unique restaurant not only had fabulous food but the most incredibly welcoming and friendly service. Nancy, the daughter of Tassia Dendrinou, who is a renowned Greek chef and food writer served us and the friendliness and generousity she showed towards us was exceptional. We chose traditional local dishes such as Moussaka, fish baked in tomato chilli sauce and veal slowly baked with aubergine. The pannacota and coconut cake with chocolate iceceam and amazing homemade strawberry liquour were on the house. Both Tannia and her husband thanked us at the end of the evening for coming to their restaurant for dinner. We would go out of our way to come back here once again!!!!!

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