Sightseens

Statue of poet Nikos Kavadias at Argostoli

Statue of poet Nikos Kavadias at Argostoli Nikos Kavvadias is one of Greece’s most beloved poets. Many of his poems have been set to music and performed by acclaimed singers of popular music with great success. Like many of his fellow countrymen, Nikos Kavvadias spent almost his entire life at sea.

Argostoli Archaeological Museum

Argostoli Archaeological Museum The archaeological museum of Argostoli is located in the centre of town on the site of the older museum destroyed by the 1953 earthquake. Functional rather than attractive, the present building dates from the 1960’s and has been recently renovated, including extensive remodelling of the interior to house new finds from recent excavations on the island.

Katavothres (Sinkholes)

Katavothres (Sinkholes) Located about two kilometres from the capital Argostoli, on the coastal road to Lassi, are the island's most well known sinkholes, known in Greek as katvothres. Seawater enters the sinkholes on the coast and re-emerges at Melisssani Lake and Karavomilo on the other side of the island.

Rizospaston Avenue

Rizospaston Avenue This wide, palm-lined avenue begins at the town’s main square and ends at the monument to the Rizospastes, a group of men who sought the island’s unification with Greece and organized a revolt against British rule.

Kefalos Municipal Theatre

Kefalos Municipal Theatre The Kefalos Municipal theatre is undoubtedly one of the town’s most imposing landmarks. Although its exterior is not the best example of traditional architecture, it serves an important function as a venue for many events that highlight Kefalonian culture.

Kosmetatou House

Kosmetatou House Kosmetatou House stands on Rizospaston Avenue and is one of the few buildings in Argostoli to have (partially) survived the 1953 earthquakes. The interior of the house collapsed during the quakes leaving only the ground floor of the two-storey building still standing.

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