The capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, lies on the south coast of the island and occupies a small promontory in the sea. It has a port which serves cruise ships and the ferries which run from/to Lixouri.
Argostoli was severely hit by the earthquake in 1953 and all its buildings were demolished - as a result of this, you will not see the Venetian-style houses common for the Ionian islands. The town was re-built from zero with more contemporary buildings and today it is a lively settlement with a few squares and a pedestrian area which runs parallel to the seafront.
One of the landmarks of Argostoli is the De Bosset bridge which connects the town with the land opposite the harbor. The pedestrian bridge is almost 700 meters long and its visitors may have the chance to see some of the Caretta Caretta turtles which live in the harbor.