Several of Argostoli’s streets, promenades and squares are lined with palm trees like this one. I learned many of them were planted by Italian troops during their brief occupation in World War II. Other accounts suggest some trees are over 100 years old. I believe this palm may be a Phoenix theophrasti. If so, the species originated in Crete which is why it is sometimes called the Cretan date palm. Their orange fruit is attractive but inedible.