Farsa village is located 8 km north of Argostoli and, according to the last census, has 263 residents. It is built on the slope of Halli mountain and its location offers visitors a great view of the clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea.

In 1953 the great earthquake, that struck the island, almost completely destroyed the houses. Today only some examples of traditional architecture such as: outdoor stairs, walls, cisterns and gates have left to remind the past, alongside the modern houses. The village also suffered big bombardment by the Germans in 1943 when the Italian Acqui Division refused to surrender willingly.

The inhabitants were mainly sailors so they created the Maritime Museum which has not start operating yet. Near Farsa, there are 2 small ports; the Ligia and the Limnioni.