Kefalonia Lixouri

General information

Lixouri is the second largest town of Kefalonia, located 35 km west of Argostoli. Today, it counts around 3500 inhabitants, most of whom are engaged in agriculture and tourism. The town lies opposite the blue bay of Argostoli, with its location allowing it to overlook the capital. Regular ferries connect the two destinations, with the crossing lasting no more than half an hour.

The beautiful 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.

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 are filled with young crowds. The main square (Petritsi Square) is at the center of attention surrounded by many old-fashioned cafes.

A stroll around the village reveals old churches with nice frescoes, the Iakovatios Library and neoclassical buildings.
For swimming you can visit the beautiful beaches of Lepeda, Xi and Megas Lakos which are located in proximity to the town.

The area 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. Many locals are famous for their musical capacities.

Hotels in Lixouri

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Bella Vista

Apartments Studios3 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

Hotel2 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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Hotel Apartments Studios2 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.


Things to See & Do in Lixouri

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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.