Argostoli

Holiday Guide to Argostoli, Kefalonia – All Inclusive

Quick Details

  • Flight time: Approx 3 – 4 hours from UK
  • Time difference: = 2 hours ahead of GB
  • Language: Greek
  • Currency: Euro

At a Glance

  • Crammed with lovely cafes, bars and tavernas
  • Uninspiring beaches will not please most
  • No beaches without travelling
  • Many activities and trips to avail of

You will love All Inclusive Holidays in Argostoli, in the capital of Kefalonia and looking out on Argostoli Bay. The majority of the town is quite level although steep tracks head up in the direction of Lassi.

Argostoli was virtually completely reconstructed after the 1953 earthquake, losing much of its excitement and nostalgia that the previous Venetian design once held. The resulting product is almost a purpose built bland capital.

This is not a predominantly tourist resort, but All inclusive Argostoli holidays will take you to a delightfully spacious and genuine functioning Greek Resort that contains little plazas and patios with tight lanes. The Argostoli town centre has a plaza crammed with lovely cafes, bars and tavernas that is serene during the day but is the place to be seen come night.

The Argostoli marina and harbour is appealing with a palm-lined promenade that enjoys views out over the bridge connects the town on the facing shore

Beaches in Argostoli

If you are going on Holiday to Argostoli because of the beaches then you will be disappointed, the uninspiring beaches will not please most, the lovely harbour is the highlight. If you want a beach to enjoy on your Holidays then take a trip to Lassi and enjoy the small bays or the exquisite sandy beaches that are only a few miles away of Makris Yialos and Platis Yialos. These idyllic beaches with soft sands descend gradually into unblemished and sparkling water that provides safe paddling for kids.

You can hire a sunbed with shade while the kids enjoy the water sports on offer that include the ever popular banana boats and paragliding. Because it can be busy during peak season you are recommended to come early to claim your spot.

Suitable for

Argostoli holidays will suit the tourist that is seeking a realistic Greek Holiday. Costs are reasonable with ample budget to mid-range accommodation available. If you are used to making your own holiday Argostoli will be a suitable choice as a well-located base that will allow you to travel around Kefalonia. The down side to an otherwise great location is the distance you will have to travel to get to a decent beach and the vast majority of the hotels around the town do not have their own pools making it not suitable for families wanting the normal type holiday.

Holiday activities

The Argostoli centre is a non-vehicular thoroughfare which presents an excellent range of shopping that you can enjoy on your all inclusive holidays. This includes such shops as wee boutiques and excellent souvenir shopping. Specialties to look out for are local wine, good leather bags, ceramic ware and perfume. You can head down to the waterfront for the fruit and vegetable market.

Join one of the organised cruises and enjoy a barbecue to the red-sand beach of Xi, a generally quiet and tranquil part of Lixouri. Enjoy seeing the Loggerhead Turtles at the cove, a sight to behold. There are plenty of Greek nights at local Argostoli hotels, if you are staying in such a place for your Holiday then you cannot miss this experience.

There are day trips / island tours that include trips to Drogarati Cave, Fiskardo and Melissani Lake. Have fun on the educational sights of the Wineries or Monastery. Hop onto a coach or taxi and take to local ferry to Ithaca and see the traditional spots such as the museum, trips are also available to other islands, Lefkas or Zante; or you can go all out and take a holiday which includes all and even right into Athens

Argostoli has excellent transport connections to all parts of Kefalonia if you fancy doing it on your own. The ferry leaves hourly to Lixouri and other services take you to the mainland. Car hire is reasonable and taxis are in abundance at the main square.

Argostoli food

With an excellent choice of places to eat all inclusive in Argostoli may not be in your best interest. The selection of restaurants will suit all budgets, but you cannot go home until you sample the local delight, a meat pie that is sold just about everywhere.

Nightlife in Argostoli

There are a few cheap and shabby bars but the most are stylish and classy providing good Argostoli holiday fun. The better bars will have at times special nights which include old-fashioned dancing. You will need to go a little out from the centre of Argostoli to enjoy a disco, but you will be limited in action.

Argostoli hotels

If you are requiring you holiday to be all inclusive in Argostoli then you will have to stay away from the studios and apartments. Most of the hotels are small and low priced, but if you look out a few good ones stand out.

Argostoli, Kefalonia Weather

April 68°F
May 75°F
June 82°F
July 84°F
Aug 84°F
Sept 81°F
Oct 75°F

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