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Argostoli is the capital of the island since 1757. Is found in the southern side of Cephalonia and this region is lived by the antiquity. Concretely in the same place with the current city it was built ancient Krani, one of the more powerful cities of ancient Cephalonia. At the duration of earthquakes in 1953, the Argostoli suffered big destructions. Most of the mansions home, the imposing buildings, the churches and their belfries, were destroyed by the powerful seismic vibrations.  The Argostoli – rebuilt little by little from the beginning. Today it is a modern city that maintains however many from the traditional elements, while the new buildings were manufactured with eptanisian model architectural style. The city is built amfitheatrically with view to the lagoon of Koutavou.  It is the bigger city of the island and constitutes commercial and administrative centre of Cephalonia. Here is found the bigger harbour of the island and here is observed the bigger tourist movement.  Only one walk is not enough in order for someone to know the Argostoli, while the city allocates a lot of parts that deserve your attention and an appreciable commercial centre that will open for you the appetite for shopping.  The heart of the city strikes round of the central square and between the Paving and the road of Rise dealers where are open a lot of commercial shops, cafeterias and bars.  Also, it deserves for you to walk at the length of the coastal road Antonis Tritsis, which is set with pebbles which create splendid drawings. It is a walk that you will enjoy any hour of the day. Also, it is offered for evening walk, specifically the nights that having mooned.  In the Argostoli you will see certain from the most important sightseeing of the island. The square of Bell has been connected with an important capital of the history of the island. There, the Cephalonian people burned Libro d' Oro, that is to say Bible noble, afterwards the arrival of French’s in the island in 1797. In the same square are found also the church of Saint Spiridona with the eminent clock and golden temple.  You will visit the archaeological museum of the city that entertains appreciable discoveries from the excavations that have become in the Cephalonia and the Korgialenio Library that is accommodated in one of the historical traditional buildings of the city and has an infrequent collection from the old publications and manuscripts.  Also, it deserves you see the bridge of Devosetou that connects the city with the other end of lagoon of Koutavou. It took her name from the Swiss military Bosset, who gave the command for her manufacture. Initially the bridge was wooden while later it became stone with successive arches and parapet. The work was completed in 1812 and maintains this form until today.  Near in the lagoon of Koutavou, are found also the relic of the ancient city of Kranis. Concretely you will see department of the walls of the city, Cyclopean walls as they are known for their size. In the region you will still see the ruins of Dorian temple that were dedicated in Dimitra.  In the Argostoli you will swim in the organised beach of GREEK TOURIST ORGANISATION. In near distance are found the sandy beaches Platis, Long Seashore, Gradakia and Kamaroules.  The secular Argostoli is offered for stay. Here you will find hotels of all categories and groups of rented rooms. The night life is intense and satisfies all the needs of the visitors. The interruptions in the splendid Argostoli will remain unforgettable to you.

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