The capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli lies on a picturesque bay surrounded by rugged mountains and verdant forests. Enjoy Argostoli’s atmospheric streets and neoclassical architecture, which served as the backdrop of the “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” film.
Stroll along the paved coastal promenade, which is flanked by towering palm trees and overlooks Argostoli’s scenic harbour. Boats depart from the small quay for the town of Lixouri across the bay, where you can wander amidst the elegant neoclassical buildings and visit the red-roofed Monastery of Kipouros.
Sample Greece’s gastronomy in the central Vallianos Square, lined with local restaurants and lively bars. Looking to pick up some souvenirs? Head to the shops that cluster the cobblestone street of Lithostroto, also home to the beautiful church of Saint Spyridon.
If you’re interested in the history of the island, visit the Archaeological Museum of Kefalonia, which lies in the heart of Argostoli. It boasts an impressive collection of locally-discovered artefacts, such as swords and ceramics, as well as old photographs and paintings by local artists.
Discover the cultural heritage of Kefalonia at the Korgialenios History and Folklore Museum, housed within a traditional 19th-century house. It’s a short walk from here to the Kefalos Theatre, one of the oldest in Greece, where you can take in a musical performance within its ornate architecture.
Getting around Argostoli
Kefalonia International Airport is around 15 minutes’ drive from Argostoli and there are regular ferries to the Greek mainland from the port. Buses connect Argostoli to destinations across Kefalonia and the town is easy to explore on foot.