The second largest village on Kefalonia is Lixouri. It can be found 30 kilometers west of Argostoli and is home to 3,000 inhabitants working in agriculture and tourism. Lixouri is situated around the bay of Argostoli and overlooks the island’s capital.
There are regularly scheduled ferries connecting the two villages. Lixouri is built on the site of the ancient city of Pali, which was one of Kefalonia’s four principle cities during Antiquity. Pali was destroyed during the earthquake of 1953 with just a couple of mansions having survived.
You can still visit them today. Like its neighboring town of Argostoli, Lixouri gets plenty of tourists during the summer months.
There are many bars, cafes, and restaurants filled with young people along the waterfront. The town’s main square, Plateia Petritsi, is surrounded by many cafes and the center of the action.
Lixouri hosts many festivals throughout the year to highlight its culture. The town even hosts one of the country’s oldest philharmonic schools.
Many of the locals in Lixouri are known for their musical talent. As you walk around the village, you will see many neoclassical buidlings, the famous Monastery of Kipoureon, and a collection of old beautiful churches.
If you’re looking to take a dip while in Lixouri, check out Mega Lakos, Xi, and Lepeda beaches.