A Taste of Capital
Come sundown, Kefalonia’s capital, Argostoli, draws big crowds. We’ll drive you here for the evening, where you’ll have free time to experience its attractions. Stroll along the waterfront. Watch the world go by in the main square, Plateia Valianou. And pick up designer treats in the main street, Lithostroto. When you feel peckish, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We’ll also take you to the Gentilini winery to toast your night out with a complimentary glass or two of their famous tipples.
Days available: Friday
Price : 32 Euros (Adult)/ 17 (Child)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Take this half day tour of the capital of Kefalonia! The guide will welcome you to show you around the capital of the island and explain this charming little town. Capital since the Venetian rule, destroyed at the earthquake in 1953 and rebuilt with modern houses. Visit the main square of the town, Plateia Vallianou the pedestrian street –Lithostroto- with its shops, orthodox and catholic church. Have a look at the theatre, the cobbled promenade along the harbour front. If you are lucky you even spot swimming in the harbor the famous Caretta Caretta turtle. Stroll by the famous Drapano Bridge and listen to the history of the town. Let’s tell you a little bit about the Greek culture and religion. You will also visit the Gentilini Winery in order to taste the unique variety of wine that is produced only in Kefalonia.
What you will see:
• Gentilini Winery – Visit inside, wine tasting
• Koutavos Lagoon
• Drapano Bridge
• Argostoli town
• Vallianou Square
• Lithostroto Street
• Pick up from the hotel
• Bus transfer by air conditioned coach with professional
• Tour guide
• Wine tasting
• Drop off at the hotel
• Personal Expenses
Pick up from Skala, Katelios and Lourdas
Start the Tour
Pick up from Hotel or pick up points for the guests from Skala, Katelios, Lourdas
Discover the most traditional variety of Kefalonian wine at the most distinctive winery of the island. You will have the chance to taste a selection of different wine styles, learning about the unique viticulture that makes vine-growing in Kefalonia respected worldwide.
Koutavos lagoon is home to a bird sanctuary and where occasionally loggerhead sea turtles (caretta caretta) may be seen.
The Drapano Bridge-built in 1813 by the Swiss-born Colonel Charles de Bossett, governor of thr island between 1810 and 1814. In 1842 the governor Bar Everton rebuilt the bridge replacing the wooden arcades with stones giving the bridge its present day.
The obelisk at the centre of the bridge commemorates Bosset &the construction date of birth. The bridge is closed to traffic, but provides a pleasant walk from Argostoli across Koutavos lagoon.
Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia since 1757 with a population of about 10.600 people. The earthquake destroyed almost all of the buildings although a few Venetian examples remain. The town is situated in a sheltered bay. It has a very attractive promenade with palm trees along the harbor front and the main square has plenty of café bars and restaurants. Here the guide will welcome you to show you around the capital of the island and explain this charming little town. Capital since the Venetian rule, destroyed at the earthquake in 1953 and rebuilt with modern houses. It is one of the most attractive Greek provincial towns, with an atmosphere of its own.
The main square of the city of Argostoli, where you can find children’s activity area nearby, many restaurants and cafes.
The main shopping area is on the pedestrian Lithostroto and adjacent street and there you can see the church of St. Spyridon and the clock tower of Campana Square which is a historical area and tradition holds that this is where the Cephalonias burnt the Libro d’Oro, the book of the nobility, after the arrival of French in 1797.
End of Tour
Drop off at the Hotel or closest drop off point.