Kefalonia Lixouri

General information

Lixouri Kefalonia: Lixouri is the second largest village of Kefalonia, located 35 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.

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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.

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Bella Vista

3 keys

Bella Vista Apartments are located in Lixouri, in close proximity from the beach and the center. The complex consists of units that feature balcony or veranda, sitting room, bath tub or shower, TV, phone, air conditioning, fridge, oven, hot plate, toaster and more. Guests can relax by the swimming ...

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La Cite

2 stars

La Cite Hotel is located in Lixouri, in close proximity to shops. The complex boasts fully equipped rooms that feature a balcony with outdoor furniture, private bathroom with shower cabin, fridge, kettle, air conditioning, TV, phone, wifi and other amenities. A swimming pool, garden, TV lounge, ...

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2 stars

Nautilus Studios & Apartments can be found in Lixouri. With a peaceful atmosphere and surrounded by olive groves and greenery, the hotel is ideal for a relaxing vacation in Kefalonia. Among its shared facilities, you will discover a swimming pool with sunbeds and a car parking area.


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1 Review
  • pmhart 25 Aug 2010
    Really quaint marina
    We have been to Lixouri 5 times and am just about to leave for the sixth on September 03. The town is really quaint never a lot of tourists as it is the resort the Greeks go on holiday. There is a large 4star hotel in the resort but otherwise you can find a lot of inexpensive self catering or Bed and Breakfast accommodation. The town square is the main focal point for the village. During the day it is very quiet but come nightfall all the locals come out with their children and sit i n the square, have a drink and just talk the night away. If you are looking for nightclubs Lixouri is not the place to go but if you like to relax eat very good food at reasonable prices and just watch the world go by from the town square or marina, then Lixouri is the place for you.