Argostoli Town is capital of the island of Kefalonia, and it’s a great place to go for a day trip. If you’re staying in Lassi, then you’re only 3km away from bustling Argostoli old town.
This authentic Greek town is brimming with pretty squares and courtyards, and there’s a charming marina, too. Down on the waterfront, you can wonder down the palm tree-lined promenade in the sunshine. From here, you’ll be able to spot the famous Drapano Bridge. If you want to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, then Argostoli old town is well worth a visit; it’s one of best shopping destinations anywhere on the island. It’s also one of Kefalonia’s livelier nightlife destinations, with a selection of laid-back bars and clubs on offers.
For culture lovers, it’s well worth popping the International Music Festival of Argostoli in your diary. It’s held annually, across a number of venues at the end of August. As for the rest of the year, you’ll be able to spot the 19th century Drapano Bridge from the promenade; this impressive construction measures 950m and spans the entire length of the bay.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the area’s rich history, you’ll find a couple of archaeological museums that are well worth the visit. And when you’ve finished, you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the sunshine over in the main square.
Argostoli is generally considered as Kefalonia’s shopping capital. From Valianou Square down to Lithostrotou Street, you’ll find a host of boutiques, gift shops and artisan tradesmen, alongside traditional bakers and grocers. Over on the harbour, there’s a Saturday market where you can pick up some souvenirs. And there’s even late-night shopping on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
When the sun goes down, Argostoli comes alive. you’ve got one of Kefalonia’s liveliest nightlife scenes. The town is home to a handful of contemporary clubs, including the Cinema Music Club in Vallianos Square; unsurprisingly, it’s located inside a renovated old cinema). Looking for tasty cocktails? Look no further than Bees Knees.