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Fiscardo Lighthouse Kefalonia

Fiscardo Lighthouse

While there are two lighthouses that remain intact on the Fiscardo coastline, only one is actually functional. The older of the two was constructed under Venetian rule, and is complimented by a picturesque keeper’s house with garden. The taller structure is of newer construction and is still in working repair. Both offer magnificent views and complement the idyllic Fiscardo shoreline.

Fortress of Assos Kefalonia

Fortress of Assos

The fortress of Assos was built in 1585 following a request by local ambassadors that the Venetians reinforce the island’s defense capacities. As it is a closed peninsula, Assos became the natural choice for the project, effectively making Assos the capital of northern Kefalonia. In practice however the project proved to be less than successful as the distant location and lack of potable water …

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