Being the capital of the island, this modern and cosmopolitan town is quite busy during the summer season, offering a plethora of interesting features and activities. The beautifully paved coastal road promenade is boarded by palm trees and colorful pebbles from the sea. The road ends at the small ferry quay where boats connect to the town of Lixouri every half an hour and fishing boats moor.
Its central square Plateia Valianou (Vallianos Square) is lined by many restaurants, cafes and bars. During the evenings, the square gets really crowded with locals who are really warm and friendly. De Bosset bridge, a beautiful stone bridge that crosses the sea-water to connect Argostoli with the shore opposite the lagoon is a must-visit if you want to enjoy a relaxing romantic walk, as well as the famous Fanari lighthouse.