Kefalonia, Greece. Colorful village of Assos in Kefalonia.
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What to See in Argostoli Greece

Explore the must-see sights of Argostoli, Greece! From the picturesque Koutavos Lagoon and historic De Bosset Bridge to the mesmerizing Melissani Cave and Drogarati Cave, as well as the vibrant Fiskardo village and iconic St. Theodore Lighthouse, there’s so much to discover in this enchanting town. Let us share with you what to see in Argostoli Greece.

Argostoli Greece

Welcome to Argostoli, Greece! This picturesque town is known for its charming streets, welcoming locals, and stunning views of the Ionian Sea. Explore the bustling harbor filled with fishing boats, or wander through the quaint shops and cafes that line the streets. Spend your days soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches, or take a stroll along the waterfront promenade. Don’t forget to visit the iconic lighthouse at the entrance to the harbor, where you can snap some stunning photos of the crystal-clear waters and colorful buildings that adorn the coastline. In the evenings, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the many excellent restaurants in town, where you can sample traditional Greek cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. Or watch the sun set over the sea.

Just outside of town you can enjoy the hidden gems of Kefalonia with a visit to Melissani Cave and Drogarati Cave. Explore the crystal-clear waters of Melissani Cave and marvel at the stunning stalactites and stalagmites in Drogarati Cave. Don’t forget to also visit the charming village of Fiskardo near Argostoli, known for its colorful houses and bustling harbor.

Kefalonia, Greece. Colorful village of Assos in Kefalonia.
Visit charming villages like Assos in Kefalonia, Greece

Visit kefalonia

The city of Argostoli is on the island of Kefalonia. One of the most popular ways to reach Argostoli is by flying into Kefalonia International Airport, which is located just a short drive away from the town. From the airport, you can easily rent a car or book a taxi to take you straight to Argostoli. If you prefer a more scenic route, you can also catch a ferry from the mainland to the port of Sami, and then take a bus or taxi to Argostoli. This option allows you to enjoy a relaxing boat ride and take in the stunning views of the Ionian Sea along the way. No matter how you choose to get to Argostoli, one thing is for sure – you’re in for a treat! From the bustling town square to the picturesque harbor, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this enchanting Greek town.

You can spend 7 days in the charming town with most days relaxing on the beach and resting with a couple day trips. Or you can pop in to this Greek Island for a day only as part of a tour of the Greek islands and see the highlights.

Kefalonia is a stunning island nestled in Greece, a beautiful jewel in the heart of Europe. With its crystal-clear waters, picturesque villages, and lush landscapes, it’s no wonder why it’s a popular destination for travelers seeking a true Mediterranean paradise. For those planning a trip to Kefalonia, it’s important to note that the currency used on the island is the Euro. One of the best things about Kefalonia is its reputation for safety. Whether you’re exploring rugged cliffs or strolling through historic sites, you can rest assured knowing that this island is known for its friendly locals and warm hospitality.

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Cephalonian Natural Wonders

We visited Argostoli as part of Greece Family Vacation where took a cruise ship to conveniently get from Greek island to Greek island.  So we got to this port on our moving hotel. We opted to do a Royal Carribean tour for convenience and to make sure we got back to the ship on time. We chose the Cephalonian Natural Wonders. If you are interested, the excursious go on sale various times of the year including Black Friday and Cyber Monday so try to snag those at a discount of up to 55% off! You can  book your own Argostoli Greece tour similar to ours here or journey through villages nearby here.

Above you can see Argostoli Greece which is an easy to walk port with nearby boardwalk and shops. Let me share what we saw so you’ll know not only if this is the tour for you, but you’ll have a good idea of what there is to see in the charming Argostoli Greece.

Drogarati Cave

What to See in Argostoli Greece

Step back in time and explore the wonders of Drogarati Cave, a hidden gem discovered nearly 300 years ago. The breathtaking cave was unveiled after a powerful earthquake caused a collapse, revealing the stunning entrance that we see today. As you descend into the depths of the cave, you’ll be surrounded by spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, creating a mesmerizing underground world like no other.

In fact, Drogarati Cave is so renowned for its acoustics that it has hosted concerts by Orchestra Bayerische Philharmonie and various other artists with 500 fortunate guests in attencance. Imagine the incredible experience of listening to live music in this stunning natural setting, surrounded by ancient formations that have stood the test of time. It’s a truly unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the beauty and power of nature.

boy in Drogarati Cave Argostoli Greece showing backdrop of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites

After climbing down a lot of stairs, it was really fun to wander through this impressive cave. You can go on the Royal Balcony and sing or talk and have family and friends listen below.

Melissani Lake and cavern

What to see in argostoli

Melissani Lake and cavern is a stunning natural wonder. The turquoise waters of the underground lake are surrounded by lush greenery and the cavern’s unique lighting creates a mesmerizing play of colors on the water’s surface. Visitors can take a boat ride through the cavern, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of this hidden gem.  As you glide through the crystal-clear waters, you’ll be amazed by the reflections of the stalactites and stalagmites above and the vastness of the cavern that stretches out before you.

family picutre in argostoli greece on boat in Melissani Lake a pretty cavern

This is a popular tourist destination so expect a line if there are cruiseships in port. Basically you will go down into the cave where you will be sorted into groups for a boat ride through the underground cavern. It is very beautiful and my kids had a blast going on a boat on the lake in the cave. The whole stop from getting in line to queing, taking your boat ride and returning is a little over an hour, but the time in the cave is just a short 15 minute boat ride and the person who rows your boat will be hoping for a tip.

It was really pretty, but short experience and very crowded, The boat rower will be happy to take a family picture that is really pretty, but this was my least favorite stop in our tour.

family over beautiful Myrtos Beach overlook

what to do in argostoli, greece

While our tour only did a brief stop at an overlook to take pictures of Myrtos Beach, you can certainly opt for a stop here or a planned excursion if you are staying in town.  Myrtos Beach is hands down one of the most stunning beaches in Greece! With its crystal clear turquoise waters, dramatic cliffs, and soft white sands, it’s no wonder it’s been featured in countless travel magazines and blogs. Whether you’re looking to relax and soak up the sun or take a dip in the refreshing waters, Myrtos Beach has something for everyone. The view from the top of the cliffs overlooking the beach is simply breathtaking, making it the perfect spot for a romantic sunset picnic or photoshoots.

Myrtost Beach near Argostoli Greece

If we had more time I would definetly want to come back and relax on this beautiful beach!

Argostoli Lighthouse in Kefalonia, Greece

Argostoli Lighthouse in Kefalonia, Greece

This charming landmark stands tall against the backdrop of the azure Ionian Sea, offering stunning views and a touch of history. The Lighthouse has guided sailors for centuries, and its presence adds to the enchanting allure of the island. A visit to Argostoli Lighthouse is a must for any traveler looking to soak in the beauty and culture of Kefalonia.

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