One of the prettiest villages is Kourkoumelata. The village is 10 km from Argostoli, located in the southwestern part of the island. The story begins in the village where 15th century inhabited by the first inhabitants Kourkoumelis, from where it got its name.
The earthquakes of 1953 proved disastrous for most villages. The reconstruction of the villages vary. The shipping family Vergi rebuilded the entire village from scratch on one condition; That it will be built by the rules of proper street planning and conservation of the neo-classical character of the village.
The village has a band of Livathos, churches and sports facilities. Kourkoumelata is said to be the most beautiful village in the Balkans.