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Venetian Lighthouse

The Venetian lighthouse dates back to the 16th century, it's a round building right on the coast, just behind it is a small villa and the whole site is overlooked by a more modern lighthouse. The house and venetian lighthouse were renovated in mid 2018.

Assos Castle

Assos castle is in the hills above the fishing village of Assos. It's just under an hours drive from Argostoli. The remains of the castle consist of just the external walls and an entrance gate but there's also an old chapel and the remains of other internal buildings too.

Saint George Castle

Saint George Castle is in a spectacular location and offers amazing views over the island. The castle is located off the main road that runs from Argostoli down towards Skala, it has no guide and there isn’t much to see other than the ruined walls.

De Bosset Bridge

The De Bosset Bridge lies in the bay of Argostoli, it's also sometimes known as Drapano Bridge. It was built in 1813 by Swiss engineer Charles Philippe De Bosset, It's about 690m long making it the longest stone bridge over the sea in the world.

Drogarati Caves

The caves are approximately 60m deep and full of stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years in limestone The caves are known to have good acoustics. There's a small cafe for refreshments and you’ll probably need it as there are a lot of steps.

Katavothres

Katavothres is a geographical phenomenon that occurs on Kefalonia where the sea water rushes through the rocks at the shore and disappears underground only to resurface at the Melissani Lake cave on the other side of the island approximately 15 kilometres away.

Melissani Lake Cave

The Melissani lake cave is close to the resort of Sami, the lake, or at least part of it is inside the cave, a section from the top of the cave has collapsed leaving an opening that bathes the inside in light, this is particularly amazing at around mid day.

Kipoureon Monastery

Kipoureon Monastery, sometimes also known as Kipouria Monastery is an incredibly scenic place that was built right on the edge of the cliff. The monastery is located on the west coast of the Palliki peninsula and contains many important religious artefacts.

Saint Gerasimos Monastery

Saint Gerasimos Monastery is just off the main road a few miles out of Argostoli. It’s a large religious site dedicated to Saint Gerasimos. The monastery houses many religious artefacts and also has the body of the saint in a small chapel in the garden.

Saint Theodoroi Lighthouse

Saint Theodoroi Lighthouse, also known as Fanari Lighthouse is found on the northern tip of the Argostoli peninsular in Kefalonia. Saint Theodoroi Lighthouse is a circular structure with 20 columns that stands 8m tall. It was built in 1828 by Charles Napier.
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