The capital of Kefalonia stands on the far end of the natural bay surrounded by mountains and verdant forests. The town was rebuilt after the catastrophic earthquake of 1953. It is a picturesque town built on hills surrounding the lagoon of Koutavos and the natural harbor formed there.
The modern and cosmopolitan town of Argostoli is quite busy during the summer season offering a plethora of interesting features and activities. The central square of the town called Plateia Valianou (Vallianos Square) is a large and pleasant square lined by many restaurants, cafes and bars.