IF YOU want to get a flavour for Cephalonia and stay in one of the prettiest harbours, head for Faros Suites in Fiskardo. There's nothing ritzy about the apartments but they're comfortable, modern and tinged with South African artefacts installed by the owners who spent their childhood there.
There are seven apartments, some with sea-views, some without. They all look on to a small pool, which is blissful and rarely populated by more than a couple of cautious bathers.
Faros, which is managed by Tassos Tselentis, a charming host if ever there was one, has sister properties in Fiskardo, some looking onto a square in the centre of the quaint town, where other family members run the rest of the business.
There are small beaches all around, caves to visit and a museum. But more than anything it's the perfect base for a few days to relax in the Greek sunshine from anytime between April and October.
Since discovering Faros ten years ago, we've been back eight times, we recently calculated. It’s that good. (visit farossuites.gr for more)