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The Department of Food Science and Technology is located on the outskirts of the city of Argostoli (on the south side).

Argostoli is the capital of the island, it is built amphitheatrically and is located in the eastern part of the peninsula. The highest part of the hill is covered by a beautiful pine tree grove and at the foot of the city lies the bay of Argostoli. A special characteristic of the bay is the Venetian Bridge De Boset which crosses the bay, connecting the city with the opposite villages, hence creating the lagoon of Koutavos which is also an important wetland. This area of the lagoon, where the Department of Food Science and Technology is located directly opposite, has been specifically designed so that people can have leisurely walks on pedestrian paths and admire the beauty of nature and birds up close.

Argostoli is the largest city of the island and gathers the largest tourist influx. It has rich commercial activity and a pleasant night life. It is a beautiful and clean city, combining the beauty and tranquility of an island but also the comforts and conveniences of a well-organized city. There is an abundance of shops, homeware, clothing and dining outlets. Furnished and unfurnished accommodation is also available in a sufficient number to support students accommodation. The multitude of touristic and non-touristic enterprises provides working possibilities for anyone who wishes to do so.

In Argostoli one can attend Municipality programs and participate in theatre, music and visual arts. In the city there is a movie theater housed in the "Kefalos" theater and an open air cinema during summer months. Several events take place, particularly during summer, when there are more people incoming. In the field of sports, there is the possibility of engagement in the facilities of the Municipality (Municipal Sports Field, Municipal Swimming Pool) and to join sports clubs such as tennis, basketball, soccer, horse riding, swimming, sailing, polo, kayaking, rowing, as well as gyms.


By air: The island can be reached by plane from Athens, Thessaloniki and Preveza, while during the summer semester there are also flights from other places (including abroad).

Boat: Access to the island is by boat from Patras to the port of Sami about 40 minutes from Argostoli and from the port of Kyllini to Poros which is about 1 hour from Argostoli. In addition, there is a connection to Lefkada from the port of Fiskardo and from Pessada to Zakynthos.

Updated: 24-06-2023
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