KEFALONIA CITIES, ARGOSTOLI - Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia, the largest city in Kefalonia and in the region of the Ionian Islands. It is located in the centre of the southern side of the island. It has 151.570 sq km2 with a population of 12.589 inhabitants. The soil in the area of the municipality is mountainous except in lowland Krania. The city -Argostoli- totally destroyed in earthquake of 1953, which had hundreds of victims and damaged mansions and magnificent majestic steeples of churches. Argostoli, Kefalonia Cities
The first thing you will encounter in Argostoli is the stone bridge. It's a monument, that looks like a small pyramid, dedicated to Charles de Bosse, the manufacturer. ( the picture right below). Nowadays it is under repair and used only by pedestrians. If you stand in the middle of the bridge you can see the Governor, the Archaeological Museum, the Library, the Court, the Municipal Theatre and many neoclassical buildings. Continuing our tour in Kefalonia, in the coastal road you meet the city market with the greengrocers and the fish market. After our morning walk ,we continue the wonderful promenade made with peddles (picture top left) with the palm trees. On the right side towards the sea, we will find many Greek and other visitors' boats tied up in the harbor. It is worth mentioning that since the summer of 2009 will be ready the newlarge harbor wharf, where visitors can tie up safely. Cruise tourism is going to give new life to the entire island of Kefalonia. Turning left into the main square (Vallianou), we find pastry - coffee shops, restaurantsand hotels. It's wonderful to enjoy the delicacies of the island. In the evenings if you're lucky will keep you company the Band of Argostoli in Kefalonia. KEFALONIA TOWNS, Kefalonia Cities
Argostoli is the main shopping street of the city, with many shops. There you will find the church of Saint Spyridon and the clock in the square Kabana. In the Archaeological Museum you can admire findings from the Mycenaean period, ancient coins, bronze swords, sculptures and ceramics. Unforgettable will remain your visit to
the Folk Museum- where you will feel that you are living in another era. Wonderful lace, linen with family monograms, various personal items, furniture, silver cutlery, agricultural tools, etc. Do not forget to go to the library with 50,000 volumes. Within walking distance you reach the theater'' Mullet'' built on the site of the pre-earthquake theater. It is one of the best theaters of Greece with excellent structure. Following the road with palm trees you meet the Philharmonic School, and further down you can see the house of K. Marinos Kosmetatos, the only mansion that survived the earthquake of 1953, that even today retains the style and décor of an authentic mansion.
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More photos you can see in the main menu ''Kefalonia Photos'' section ''Argostoli''.
Municipality of Kefalonia www.kefallonia.gov.gr
Phone: + 30 26710 22933 / + 30 26713 60162-3
Fax: + 30 26710 28515 / + 30 26710 22572
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