Argostoli has been the capital of the Kefallonia Region since 1757. It is the island’s commercial and administrative centre, and has beautiful neo-classical buildings. It’s a modern city with a remarkable historic and cultural tradition. Argostoli, built amphitheatrically with a view to the Lagoon of Koutavos, overlooks the fir tree-covered Aenos.
St George’s Castle Hill
Sitting proudly high on a hill the castle offers commanding views from all around.
The castle is on a hill 7 km from Argostoli and dominates the south part of island of Cephalonia and the bay of Argostoli. The building of the castle started by the Byzantines and it was completed by the Venetians. It was the administrative center of the island until the 18th century, when the capital was moved to Argostoli.
This is the island’s patron saint and his relics are kept in the monastery’ s smaller church in a silver sarcophagus which is opened during services for the congregation to kiss his feet .Set in the Omala valley ,known for its robola vineyards,the monastery is the island’s largest and more majestic ,with a splendid bell-tower build in the architectural style peculiar to the Ionian Islands.A small hole in the church floor leads down to an underground chamber where the saint lived as a hermit. As a sign of respect visitors should ensure the wear suitable clothing for visiting the church – a sarong is deal to cover up arms and legs.
Skala is a picturesque village located in the municipal unit of Eleios-Pronnoi, some 39 km south from the island’s main town of Argostoli and 14 km SW of Poros, in the south of Cephalonia, one of the Ionian Islands of Greece.
Skala’s ‘blue flag’ beach is a three kilometre stretch of sand with a shingle foreshore with a backdrop of pine trees. It is a large sandy beach with crystal clear blue waters.The beach of Skala is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kefalonia with crystal turquoise waters and it is an ideal destination for swimming and relaxing in your holidays in the island.
Poros is a picturesque village with a lovely port, and a population of about 1100 inhabitants. It serves the harbour of Patras and the port of Killini (in the Peloponnese). It is on a small rise and has a lovely main square full of taverns, shops and traditional cafes. The dense and verdant vegetation along with the crystal blue sea make this village one of the most beautiful areas of the island.