The location was very useful, a short walk to the main pedestrian street of Argostoli and right next to the bus stop to Lassi and a supermarket. The staff were very helpful and friendly! Would stay again, definitely recommend Hannah, United Kingdom 9. In the morning have breakfast in bedroom and i love so much the breakfast Kelly, Malaysia 8. Location is excellent for bars and restaurants, which are lively Tuesday through Saturday for nightlife, a mix of locals and tourists.
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Sightseeing: Kefallinia, Kefalonia, Cephallonia -whatever spelling, the locals pronounce it as "sefalonia". Argostoli the capital of Kefalonia situated on a peninsula is a busy working port with ferries, private yachts, and freight ships coming and going all year round. If you need to buy something this is where you will find it amongst the cosmopolitan pedestrian shopping streets, supermarkets and specialty shops. This is where all the main business is done throughout the year especially when the winter comes and the island almost goes into hibernation!
Argostoli still lives on. The town of Argostoli is the main township and lies in an inlet on the southern coast. It is perfectly protected from any rough seas.
The central square and surrounding cafes are delightful. Tours Excursions Transportation: The town is easily walkable. Turn left at the tender pier and stroll along the boulevard until you reach the "floating fish marker" where the fish is sold from the boats.
Then head one or two blocks up, where you will find nice pedestrian shopping streets and slowly make your way back from where you started.
There is also a little mini train at the dock 7 Euro , however, the trip is only 20 minutes and is easily covered on foot. A must-see attraction near Argostoli is the St. George Castle. Built more than 1, years ago, the castle still stands tall in scenic Livatho Valley area. Assos Castle, situated about 22 miles to the north of Argostoli, is recognized as a European Heritage Site. It is the biggest castle on Kefalonia with huge walls, stone tunnels, and bastions.
Drogarati Cave is another natural wonder that is not to be missed. Discovered by chance after the earthquake, this cave is believed to be more than million years old. Naturally made colorful stalagmites and stalactites are a sight to behold.
You can find the Melissani Cave nearby; it is known more for the subterranean lake it beholds. Lake Melissani is filled with brackish water, which is a mixture of sweet and salty water. Tourists can take a boat ride in this lake to explore the cave. Car rental is probably your best bet here. Or make a tour by sharing a taxi. There will be many taxis in port at your arrival. It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here. Nearby Places: Car ferries run hourly more frequently in high season from 7.
It is arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, surrounded by striking vertical cliffs. Shopping and Food As with many waterfront towns there is a hive of activity all along it with tavernas restaurants, shops, and an excellent fresh fruit and vegetable market. A series of earthquakes in flattened Argostoli since then the town has been rebuilt, following the original street layout, creating a very charming capital.
Whether exploring, shopping or having a cold beer by the harbors edge Argostoli is alive and vibrant.
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