Rent a Car Argostoli
Argostoli is Kefalonia’s capital and the island’s lively area, with a wide variety of things to do and see. Argostoli is surrounded by lush hills and overlooks Koutavos Lagoon, the home of many fauna species and, more specifically, the loggerhead turtle, Caretta-Carreta. This 1300 acres area is an essential wetland with a variety of flora and fauna species, making it a must-visit attraction for nature lovers and for educational activities. De Bosset Bridge was built in 1813 and delimits Koutavos Lagoon, and it is the longest stone bridge standing over the sea. You can walk along the bridge and enjoy the views of Argostoli and its marina, and if you’re lucky, you might also see the turtles swimming around. If you want to help with the preservation and protection of Caretta-Caretta turtles, Wildlife Sense is a research and conservation organization in Argostoli that protects the turtles, their hatchlings, and their nesting areas. You will receive training and knowledge, and you will also help their important cause to protect Caretta-Caretta endangered species.
Apart from Argostoli’s important wildlife and protected areas, the island’s capital offers many activities, including nearby beaches, museums, hotels, and apartments to stay in, restaurants, bars, and some nightlife options. You can have your breakfast and morning coffee at Vallianou Central Square and then visit Korgialenio History and Folklore Museum. You will discover the history and traditions of Kefalonia from the exhibits and collections displayed in the museum. If you want to spend some hours walking around in a natural, tranquil environment, then drive to the Cephalonia Botanical Garden to learn more about local plantlife but also enjoy a peaceful walk away from the crowds.
Car Rental Argostoli
Argostoli attracts many visitors due to the variety of activities it offers for all tastes. Here you will find plenty of nature activities, such as hiking, boat rental from Argostoli Lagoon Activities, flora and fauna observation, biking, and much more. Dreamy Cruises in Argostoli organizes terrific boat tours and will take you to places around Argostoli you can not otherwise see. There’s music and food aboard, and the crew is very warm and friendly. If you’re into watersports, then you can have fun doing wakeboarding, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and much more on Platis Gialos Beach.
Some of the beaches in Argostoli include Limanaki Beach and Kalamia Beach. Limanaki is a small pebble great for snorkeling, and you might also see monk seals swimming nearby! Limanaki Hotel is also a lovely and quiet place to stay near the beach. Kalamia Beach is an organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas, a beach bar, and a warm blue shallow sea. Both beaches are in close proximity to Argostoli, so you can get there in less than 10 minutes. Car hire in Argostoli will make your holidays more convenient, especially if you want to visit nearby beaches, attractions, and villages. When booking with us, you will get well-maintained holiday cars and exceptional services so as to enjoy your visit to Kefalonia worry-free!
What to Do in Argostoli?
⦿ Kefalonia-Ithaca Geopark includes many important geological sites such as sinkholes, caves, and streams, as well as many georoutes you can take to explore the important forest and wetland areas. For example, you can start from Koutavos Lagoon towards the Gorge of Agia Varvara and Grouspa Cave. This hike passes from the Natural History Museum in Davgata and ends in Drapano. Kefalonia-Ithaca Geopark is home to numerous flora and fauna species, with over 230 bird species and endangered species, such as the bottlenose dolphin, the loggerhead turtle, and the monk seal.
⦿ The Koutavos Environmental Center is situated in Argostoli and is responsible for the protection of Mt. Ainos National Park. They can inform you about the mountain’s ecosystem, and they also organize tours and hikes on the mountain.
⦿ Outdoor Kefalonia Activities is located in Argostoli and organizes guided tours that will make you better explore and understand the island’s nature. Activities include jeep safari, sea kayaking, hiking, and caving, among others.
⦿ Go check the interesting geological feature of the Sinkholes of Argostoli to see the remaining watermills and the water wheel. This phenomenon was created because of the karst that connects Katavothres with the springs of Karavomilos and Melissani Cave. In the afternoon, you can walk to Saint Theodore Lighthouse to marvel at fantastic sunset views. Nearby you will also find the monument to the fallen of the Acqui Division.
⦿ A 20-min drive will take you to the Sacred Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, which is a 16th-century monastery containing the tomb of the patron saint. After your visit to this imposing church, you can go on a wine tour and wine-tasting experience from the nearby agency Kefalonia Wine Tour. There’s also an incredible hike you can take in Old Valsamata and walk among the ruins caused by the 1952 earthquake.
⦿ The Castle of Saint George is located a 12-min drive away from Argostoli. It is a must-see in Argostoli as it was built in the 12th century during the Byzantine era. Apart from your visit to the castle, you will enjoy great views from the 320-meter-high hill. You can enjoy a fine dinner at the nearby Olive Lounge Bar & Restaurant with great sunset views.
⦿ Walk among the 2 km long Cyclopean Walls of Ancient Krani and take a step back in time by roaming around this ancient city. Even if the ruins of the buildings and tombs are not in really good shape, it is worth visiting this archaeological site dating from the 7th century BC.
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If you want to enjoy a night out in Argostoli, you can start with a traditional dinner at Tzivras Restaurant, which is an authentic rustic taverna with delicious local food at reasonable prices. Then head to Bar One to enjoy great cocktails with your friends from an extensive cocktail menu. Bee’s Knees The Bar is a bar and club that stays open later at night, so you can head there if you fancy some dancing and a more lively atmosphere. If you’re in Argostoli at the beginning of August, don’t miss visiting the traditional festival of grape harvest and moustalevria in Agia Paraskevi Church in Troianata village. This is where you’ll experience the authentic local vibe of Kefalonia, dance with the locals, and enjoy top-quality moustalevria (must jelly).
Argostoli is the place in Kefalonia that really has it all, and there’s no chance that you’ll find yourself getting bored. Even if you want just to sit back and relax during your holidays, Argostoli has many seaside hotels and apartments with great beaches nearby. You can find anything within walking distance, but if you’re coming to Kefalonia and you’re staying in Argostoli, it is advisable to take your rental car with your friends and family and discover Argostoli’s and Kefalonia’s hidden gems!