The Faros (light house) was built at 1892 and is based a few minutes walk from the port of Fiscardo. The lighthouse has a hight of 27m. Close to the lighthouse there is the old light house built through Venetian times.
Norman ruines -Byzantine basilica
Besides the beauty of the village of Fiskardo in the north of the island, that attracts also many sailors, and a special mention is for the Norman ruins that are located at the tip of the peninsula.
In a wild area there are the remains of a church, probably built in the eleventh century to house the tomb of Guiscard (the Norman leader who gave his name to the village of Fiskardo), and two watch towers with the foundations of a Venetian lighthouse..
Nautical and Environmental Museum
The Nautical and Environmental Museum in Fiskardo is the result of various collaborative projects aimed at the preservation of the island’s natural inheritance, as well as the promotion of environmental awareness in the general public. Since its inception, the museum remains vital thanks to the continued cooperation of local authorities and devoted volunteers.
This small islet is located between Kefalonia and Ithaca. It is rumored to be the location where the suitors of Penelope, Odysseus’ queen, waited to ambush her son, Telemachus.
Near the lighthouses there are the ruins of an old Byzantine church, dated sometime between the 6th and 12th centuries. It is about half an hour walk by the sea and under the shadow of pine trees, from Fiscardona
The Roman cemetery of Fiskardo was discovered in 1993 and dates back to the Christian Era (II-IV century AD).
During the excavations have been discovered 47 tombs and you think that the cemetery is much more extensive and continues under the current coastal road.
There are different types of tombs:
– in tiles (the dead lying in a pit above to a layer of tiles and it is also covered)
– burial jar (they are very large ceramic pots used as burials of infants and children)
– rectangular tombs which include a pillow stone
– monumental tombs (actual rooms even with the door in stone)
– sarcophagi (made by a single piece of stone)
I found two sarcophagi and the sides have representations in relief Hell, one shows the abduction of Persephone.
Many of the graves are found whole families were buried together, and in some, the most sought after, were also found objects such as mirrors, earrings, bracelets, vases, coins and much more.
Don't forget to visit the unique in Greece roman theater. It is the only small Roman theater that has been discovered in Greece. It is at the entrance of Fiscardo.
The Greek Ministry of Culture announced in April 2007 that a roman era theatre and tomb had been unearthed in Fiscardo, Kefalonia. The tomb was complete with jewelry, pottery, and bronze offerings.
This discovery on Kefalonia is the first such find on an island in the Ionian Sea – and Greek experts believe that this may suggest a previously unknown route between the two ancient cultures of Greece and Italy.
Located in Fiscardo adjacent to the newly built Fiscardo Bay Hotel, the newly found site measures 26 feet by 20 feet. The find contains five burials, including a large vaulted grave and a stone sarcophagus.
The Associated Press reported that the archaeologists also found gold earrings, rings, and leaves that may have been attached to ceremonial clothing, as well as glass and clay vases, bronze artifacts decorated with masks, a bronze lock, and copper coins.