Landmarks in Kefallonia


This huge boulder sticks out of the shore into the Ionian Sea, where its base is formed in such a way that wind and waves cause the rock to shake.
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Erected in honor of a native Kefallonian who is also one of Greece’s most important poets, the statue faces Lixouri with its back turned to neighboring Argostoli. This very particular stance reflects the centuries’ old feud between the two towns.
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Built in 1813, this beautiful stone bridge crosses the sea-water to connect Argostoli with the shore opposite the lagoon. This 900 meter bridge was designed by a Swiss engineer and is known for its interesting arches.
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This stunning 19thC mansion survived the earthquake and stands proud, a testament to Kefallonia’s past. Explore the beautiful library with unique Fatnomata features in the ceiling and wander through the museum to admire antiques, rare Byzantine icons and many illuminated manuscripts.
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If you love odd geological attractions, be sure to wonder at the workings of the Katavothres in Argostoli harbor. Seawater enters through these underground rock formations, traverses the whole island below the mountains, and resurfaces in Melissani cave.
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This beautiful restored Neoclassical building pays tribute to Kefalonia’s illustrious artistic heritage. First founded in the 19thC, it premiered a number of plays. Today’s theater hosts not-to-be-missed performances.
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A unique raised park thick with trees and full of paths that lead you on a leisurely stroll. Take some time to relax in the shade of these beautiful old trees, have a mandola, a mouth-watering traditional Kefallonian snack, and admire the perfectly designed park.
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