A superb hotel in an unspoilt traditional village for off-the-beaten track luxury in Greece

Kefalonia is the largest of the seven Ionian islands and the village of Fiskardo is the jewel in its crown. Unscathed after the 1953 earthquake which damaged much of the properties on the rest of the island, Fiskardo retains its traditional Venetian-style architecture, painted in pretty pastel colours and decorated with overflowing bougainvillea flowers. The landscape around the harbour is pristine forest and has been awarded ‘protected status’ by the Greek government whilst the village overlooks the stunning island of Ithaca and the Ionian Channel. The harbour is lined with restaurants with tables laid out literally on the waterside – perfect for feeding the fish between courses. On shoulder seasons Fiskardo is a popular stopping-point for yachts as the sailing is excellent, whilst in July and August the harbour is packed with power boats and super yachts, although due to the depth of the harbour the larger ones have to moor slightly outside. The people-watching opportunities are superb!

The Emelisse Hotel is perched on the hillside with commanding views of Lefkas and Ithaca, ten minutes away from Fiskardo. With 64 rooms spread out over the estate, it has a village-feel despite having the facilities you’d expect of a larger hotel such as open-air restaurants, three pools, an Elemis spa, gym, squash court and tennis court. You could cosy up under the starry skies watching an outdoor film on the pool bar’s projector, or hire the hotel’s speedboat to visit secluded coves. Bathrooms are stocked with Korres goodies.


2 bars

2 restaurants

3 swimming pools (including 1 adults only and 1 separate children’s pool)

Free Wi-Fit

Tennis court, squash court, pool table

Fully equipped state-of-the-art gym

Outdoor cinema

Elemis Spa

Free bicycles

Air conditioning

Flat screen televisions with satellite

DVD / CD player

iPOD Docking stations

Direct dial phone

Mini bar

Espresso coffee machine

Safe box

Hair dryer

Korres toiletries





Jeep Safaris



Top up your tan at Myrtos Beach: a long ribbon of white pebble backed by vertical limestone cliffs

Explore Assos village and walk to the Venetian Castle – a monumental Venetian fortress designated a European National Heritage Site offering breathtaking views along the northwest coastline of the island for those who venture up the narrow track to the entrance of the castle. Built in 1585 in view of the possibility that the capital being moved here, the fortress is now in a state of ruin except for domed entrance and the church dedicated to Saint Mark within the walls

Step into the past on the Dafnoudi trail: the enchanting walk down the narrow and windy trail to Dafnoudi Beach is truly beautiful. The track takes you through a forest of Olive and Cypress trees and a gorgeous herb scented valley leading you down to the magical pebble cove of Dafnoudi


Map and travel information

Flight information

Direct flights from the UK to Kefalonia’s airport, Argostoli, in the south of the island are available from May to October

Transfer to Emelisse Hotel

Private transfers take approximately one hour 30 minutes by car along cliff-edge roads with breathtaking views. The drive itself gives you a wonderful sense of the island’s topography and views of neighbouring islands

Call us

Speak to our team:

+44 1491 575 987


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH