Take a stroll down streets of brightly-painted Venetian-style buildings and you’ll soon hit the quayside, with its small fleet of traditional fishing boats and glitzy yachts. You’ll find little beaches and fresh fish tavernas, which then light up at night alongside cafés and pretty houses, for a warm, cheery evening atmosphere.
The must-see list
Hire a car and set the satnav to Argostoli, where you’ll get to explore museums, the waterfront, and have a bite in the main square’s restaurants. See even more of the island on a beach-hopping boat trip, visit the picturesque village of Assos with its imposing castle ruins and soak up the stunning setting at Myrtos.