Kefalonia Lithostroto (Cobble) Street

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Location: Argostoli

The street of Lithostroto, literally meaning Cobble Street, is located in the heart of Argostoli, constituting its central street and a great spot for taking a stroll. Visitors will come across a white-tiled, 800-meter-long street full of people, shops, and cafes. It was one of the first streets to be paved, even since the 18th century. Its starting point is the Kampana Square and spans almost until the central square of Argostoli, the Vallianos Square. In its ending point lies the famous Municipal Theater.

Its history is rich, as it has been the meeting place of the locals, and the most cosmopolitan site of Argostoli, for a very long time. In the past, it was home to perfume shops, coiffures, typography houses, and pastry shops. It was also the spot where merchants displayed and sold Europe's finest goods in Kefalonia.
Today, one will still find a wide variety of products, from souvenirs and traditional local products to high-fashion clothes and fine jewelry. It is also full of cozy cafes and restaurants for all tastes and budgets. It is where locals take their winter or summer walks (peratzada), have their coffee, and celebrate many of their local traditions.

The most important customs that locals participate in take place on Easter and New Year's Eve. The religious processions pass through, as do the celebrations of the Twelve Days of Christmas. The people of Kefalonia, renowned for their love of music, perform most of their lyrical serenades here.

Visitors can combine sightseeing with their walk since numerous old mansions decorate the area, many of which belonged to famous locals. Don't forget to visit the church of Saint Spyridon and the Church of Saint Nicholas, the only Catholic church on the island. The best time to visit is probably in the evening because the sparkling sunlight in the evening hours reflects on the white tiles highlighting the picturesque street beautifully.



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