Holidays in
Argostoli

A compact, laid-back capital

Kefalonia’s cosmopolitan capital is a wonderfully relaxed small city, and Argostoli holidays can involve doing as much or as little as you like. You can choose to simply sit in the main square, sipping Greek coffee and watching daily life pass by, listening to the musicians who stroll the streets singing traditional ‘kantades’. Or, if you prefer to be busy, there are museums packed with ancient artefacts and Lithostroto, the city’s main shopping street, is bustling with boutiques and cafés.

Several unmissable beaches can be found nearby, and for foodie travellers, holidays to Argostoli offer the chance to sample delicacies at the city’s many great restaurants. You can watch fishermen display the day’s catch at the market, then try it for lunch or dinner in a low-key café or a traditional taverna right on the waterfront. With the sun setting, it’s a very special place to enjoy your holiday.

Your Argostoli questions, answered

Argostoli is a relaxed place, perfect for people-watching, whether it’s locals strolling past your café or the elderly men who line the waterfront with their fishing rods.

You’ll find some of the island’s best-value, most authentic restaurants in Argostoli. As it’s the capital, most cafés are used to catering for both locals and international visitors.

It depends what you’re after: summer and spring are lovely if you’re keen to soak up some vitamin D, while a winter trip can revolve around food.

Best things to do in Argostoli

Enjoy some seafood

The capital is home to some of Kefalonia’s finest seafood restaurants, with many of them right on the water. Try saucy prawn ‘saganaki’ or grilled octopus, with a side of Greek salad.

Visit a museum

Learn about the fascinating ancient history of Kefalonia in the small Archaeological Museum of Argostoli. You’ll find artefacts from the prehistoric, Roman and Mycenaean eras.

See the Botanica

This peaceful botanical garden, just 2 kilometres south of Argostoli, was designed so visitors could learn about and enjoy the island’s wild and endemic plants and herbs.

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