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Argostoli is a town and the capital of the island of Kefalonia, in the Ionian Sea in Greece.

We are in the town’s port and in the foreground we see the beach adorned with palm trees, traditional lighting columns, as well as the ground that is paved with white and black pebbles which with the designs they form, make this natural port of the town to have a more exceptional tone.

Across the port, we can see the ridge of the Ainos mountain range, which is the highest mountain in the Ionian Islands.

Afterwards, we see the small ferry boat "Agios Gerasimos" mooring at the dock, in order to disembark vehicles and travelers from Lixouri-the second largest town on the island-and board more people to sail back again. This is a way to travel between the two cities and takes about 20 minutes, while the distance by road is 35 km.

As we depart by ferry boat to Lixouri, we have a panoramic view of the town and the port of Argostoli. We leave behind the famous lighthouse of Agios Theodoros, located in the area of ​​Lassi near Argostoli.

We arrive at the port of Lixouri, the passengers disembark and start walking in the city.


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Bonar, Andrew Graham

HD (1440x1080)



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Super 8mm

Creator's description

This is the spacious waterfront of Argostoli, the capital of the island. Unfortunately the town was almost completely destroyed during the great earthquake of 1953 and lost much of its character.

But the bay is still here, of course, and the view across the bay to the mountains in the central part of the island.

Near the market is the place where the authorities keep unwanted beggars and other undesirable characters.

But it’s time to return to Lixouri, where we are staying. A ferry-boat makes the short crossing, saving a long detour by road round the bay.
Bonar, Andrew Graham