Napier Gardens is named after Sir Charles Napier, a 19th century British governor of the island, and is one of the prettiest spots in the town of Argostoli. Located on a rise above the main square, this densely wooded park provides a shady retreat from the bustling town in the heat of summer.
A tall iron gateway marks the main entrance to the gardens, which are enclosed by stone walls constructed in a traditional Kefalonian style. Wide cobblestone paths wind upwards past a war memorial and a beautiful iron bandstand at the top end of the gardens. Following extensive renovation, the park is now well lit and dotted with benches and picnic tables, making it a popular venue for outdoor events in the summer.