Lixouri

Lixouri

Lixouri is the second largest city of Kefalonia, located 35 km west of Argostoli and it takes 40 minutes approx. by taxi  to get there. 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.

Residents of Lixouri are famous for their musical tendencies and their musical background, that is why the town holds the second oldest philharmonic orchestra in Greece. The orchestra produces concerts of a very high standard and takes part in public parades in Kefalonia as well as in other places in Greece.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.

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.

You can book a taxi from Lixouri (and surrounding areas) to Kefalonia airport or to any other destination you wish by sending us an email, calling us or using your favorite app. A driver from “Kefalonia Taxi Service” will pick you up as soon as possible and will drive you quick and safely to your destination!

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