Kefalonia Lixouri Village
Lixouri Kefalonia: Lixouri is the second largest village of Kefalonia, located 30 km west of Argostoli. Today, it counts on 3000 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in agriculture and tourism. The town lies around the blue bay of Argostoli overlooking the capital. Regular ferries connect the two destinations. The beautiful town of Lixouri was built on the site where the ancient city of Pali used to be, one of the four principal cities of Kefalonia during Antiquity. Due to the major earthquake of 1953 the city was destroyed and only a couple of mansions survived and can still be seen today.
Similar to its neighbor town Argostoli, Lixouri gathers a great number of tourists from the beginning of the summer season. Plenty of restaurants and bars line the busy waterfront and modern bars filled with young crowds. The main square Plateia Petritsi is at the centre of attention surrounded by many old-fashioned cafes.
The village organizes many local festivals throughout the year. It is well-known for its rich cultural tradition and hosts one of the oldest philharmonic schools in Greece. Most of the locals in Lixouri are famous for their musical capacities. A stroll around the village reveals old churches with nice frescoes, an archeological museum, neoclassical buildings and the famous Monastery of Kipoureon which is an ideal place for isolation. For swimming you can visit the beautiful beach of Lepeda, Xi and Mega Lakos located in close distance from the village.