Argostoli is a top-notch destination if you like cities and you would like to combine the hustle and bustle of city life, vivid nightlife and shopping with the Greek sun, ice-cold coffees in lovely cafes and enchanting beaches.It’s the main town of Kefalonia,the administrative and commercial capital of the Prefecture of Kefalonia and Ithaca. Kefalonia airport is only 8 km away from Argostoli and 10 minutes approximately by taxi. It is the biggest city of the island and it has been its capital since 1757, the year it was actually founded. It is built amphitheatrically and even though the earthquake in 1953 destroyed the entire city, there are still parts that resemble the architecture of the old city with the typical Venetian mansions.
The stone-arched Drapanos bridge, 900m. long, is the longest stone bridge in Europe, and is one of the few old structures that survived the 1953 earthquakes. The obelisk in the sea about half-way along has an inscription commemorating De Bosset as the initiator of the project and giving the date of construction, 1813 !
There is no chance of getting bored in Argostoli as the city is lively year round, with a lot of shops, cafes and bars mostly found in Lithostroto, the pedestrian street near the main square.There one can admire the beautiful church of Saint Spyridon and the interesting clock tower of Campana Square. Around its outskirts are a range of restaurants that cover all tastes and budgets. Right above the square is one of the town’s nicest sights, the lush Botanical Garden.
If you head to Lithostroto for a drink in the evening, you might get lucky enough to come across the local band playing traditional Kefalonian songs and filling the atmosphere with rhythmic and soft sounds.
You can book a taxi from Argostoli to Kefalonia airport or to any other destination you wish by sending us an email,calling us or using your favorite app. A driver from “Kefalonia Taxi Service” will pick you up as soon as possible and will drive you quick and safely to your destination!