Argostoli is the capital of the prefecture of Kefalonia. A flat stone bridge connects the town with the main roads to Sami, Lixouri and Fiscardo on the other side of the lagoon.
In the middle of the bridge a small pyramid, the 'Colona', has been erected and dedicated to its architect Charles de Bosset.
A pretty promenade along the sea leads you to the port buildings. Turning left, you arrive at the Platia, the main square with its many cafes and restaurants.
Parallel to the street along the port runs the pedestrian street, Lithostroto. Here you can find many shops, the church of Saint Spyridon and the clock tower of Campana Square.
Other important sights are the Archaeological Museum, the Corgialenian Library with the Folklore Museum in the basement and the theatre Kefalos Near Argostoli, you should visit the unique geological phenomenon of the Katavothres and the old sea mill close by.
Here seawater disappears through sink holes into the ground and reappears at the west side of the island a couple of weeks later.
Lassi is the tourist and entertainment centre south of Argostoli, where you find many taverns, bars and most of the accommodation.
The two popular sandy beaches of Makris and Platis gialos are located here.