Gardens in Argostoli

Cephalonia Botanica

This lovely botanical garden, designed for the study, preservation and display of the island's plants and herbs, is located 2km south of central Argostoli. It also holds a small artificial lake. Last admission is...

Beach in Argostoli

Platys Gialos

This little ‘pocket’ beach, just beyond Makrys Gialos, has plenty of shade and very clear water, as well as a few places to eat.

Museum in Argostoli

Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation

One of the few historic buildings in Argostoli to survive successive earthquakes now holds displays on Kefallonia’s cultural and political history, including lithographs by Edward Lear and other British artists.

Beach in Argostoli

Makrys Gialos

Blessed with enticing turquoise water, and located just 3km southwest of Argostoli, Makrys Gialos tends to be packed to the gills in summer with holidaying Brits.

Museum in Argostoli

Archaeological Museum

Kefallonia's archaeological museum, which holds treasures from all over the island, including Mycenaean finds, sustained serious damage in a 2014 earthquake and has yet to reopen.