Founded by the Venetians in the eighteenth century, Argostoli is the main center of Kefalonia, as well as its capital. Unfortunately its neo-classical architecture is little left because of the earthquake of 1953 when the city was practically razed to the ground. The reconstruction has changed the aspect that today presents a predominantly modern face. The social life is found mostly on the waterfront but there are other attractions that are worth visiting: the Archaeological and the Folklore Museum, the Church of St. Spyridon and St. Theodore Lighthouse. Being the docking terminal of cruise ships it is the starting point for the discovery of Kefalonia.