Lixouri - Kefalonia
is the capital of the district of Pali and the second largest town
of the island after Argostoli, with about 4,000 inhabitants. It is
a picturesque town that was rebuilt after the 1953 earthquake,
which was completely destroyed.
In Lixouri you can see the
Vallianos Vocational School that used to be famous throughout
Greece. Then too, the Music School and the Iakovation Library
housed in the mansion of the Typaldos and Iakovatos families.
During the first ten days of August, theatrical, musical as well
as the international chorus festival take place in the courtyard
of the villa.
You can sit on its main square
and taste some exquisite traditional Cefalonian cakes and walk on
its picturesque seaside promenade. Here you can see the statue of
Andreas Laskaratos, the great satirical poet and prose writer who
was one of the greatest celebrities that Cefalonia has produced.
In Lixouri you can find modern tourist facilities that can offer
you an unforgettable vacation. There are plenty of shops,
restaurants, eating places and nightclubs. For swimming, you can
choose the beautiful beaches with red sand located between Lepeda,
Xi and Kounopetra.
It is worth visiting the Monastery of Kipouria.
The view towards the open sea is fantastic. A little further away
you will find the fine beach of Petani.