Top ChoiceGreek in Argostoli


Slightly grungy and brilliantly atmospheric, this veteran restaurant a block inland from the waterfront market is where locals lunch on hearty, great-value baked standards, such as veal with okra, goat with...

Top ChoiceGrill in Argostoli


Lively and hugely popular grill house, where piping-hot and irresistibly flavourful chicken, pork or lamb kebabs and pittas are served up straight onto tabletop covers (no plates). It also delivers.

Club in Argostoli


A rather extraordinary hybrid, this popular club-restaurant at the tip of the Argostoli peninsula combines strange geological formations with iconic futuristic furnishings, and hosts big-name DJs for a varied crowd.

Seafood in Argostoli

Kiani Akti

This restaurant has a huge wooden deck on stilts stretching out into the harbour, which allows you to peer guiltily down into the water at the brothers and sisters of the fish on your plate. The wide-ranging menu...

Mediterranean in Argostoli

Casa Grec

Centring on a verdant terra cotta courtyard complete with fountain, this romantic restaurant is (despite the name) more Italian than Greek. It features chicken with rosemary or salmon with thyme, with either...

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...

Taverna in Argostoli

Taverna Patsouras

Since 1963 this simple place next to the fish market has been grilling and frying delicious seafood. There's no glitz or glamour; it's just down-to-earth cooking in a down-to-earth setting, and it's pretty out of...

Club in Argostoli

Bass Club

Stylish, dimly lit and very central, the Bass Club pulses at night with Greek and Western music, often with guest DJs on the decks, and also operates a cool cafe by day that's the ideal spot to kick-start an...

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.

Taverna in Argostoli


Wood ceilinged and stone walled, this friendly taverna offers local seafood such as squid, grilled shrimp and octopus, plus carnivore favourites Kefallonian meat pie and exohiko (pork stuffed with tomatoes,...

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.