Argostoli – the capital with an interesting waterfront and nightlife.
The capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli is a busy working port visited by tourist ferries, yachts and freight ships as soon as the season begins. Argostoli is the most developed city in Kefalonia with an array of cosmopolitan shopping streets, supermarkets, shops and all manner of other businesses.
In 1953 an earthquake flattened Argostoli and the re-built city now offers a hive of activity that lines the waterfront, including tavernas (bars/cafes), shops and fantastic markets offering local produce.
Argostoli does not really have a typical holiday resort atmosphere but it does have possibly the best choice of resturants on the island and plenty of bars. As the capital Argostoli does not have its own beach but it does have the holiday resort of Lassi with its great beaches just a short bus ride away.
A flat stone bridge connects the town with the main roads to Sami, Lixouri and Fiskardo on the other side of the lagoon. Along the coastal road you will find all the market stalls selling fresh fruit and fish at very reasonable prices.
The main shopping street is pedestrianised and has many colourful shops and trendy cafes where you can sit and sip your coffee with the young Greek people and watch the world go by. There are also museums and churches for those who have an interest in history. Look out for the Folk Museum and the Collection of Icons in the public library.
Kabanas Square is situated in the hear of Argostoli and is home to the bell-tower. From here you can admire a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and fully appreciate the unusual landscapes that make up Kefalonia. A vibrant capital, Argostoli is definitely a place you must visit when staying in Kefalonia.
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