This green island with its breathtaking beaches and crystal clear waters of greenish-blue colours will take your breath away. Kefalonia a gem in the Ionian Sea. It carries a rich history in cultural tradition. It’s the biggest Ionian Island and the green of its mountains blend with the blue of the water making it truly unique and a beloved destination. Pine, cypress and olive trees cover Mt. Ainos’ peak, while at its foot you’ll come across vineyards where the popular Kefalonian Robola wine variety is produced.
If you happen to love snorkeling or diving then the seabed around the island will definitely satisfy you. You might even get the chance to encounter the rare, caretta caretta, sea turtle that take refuge here, as well as the monk seals monachus monachus. Kefalonia’s culinary tradition, history, traditional villages, upbeat nightlife and pristine beaches will make you fall in love with the island.
Take a boat tour in the famous Melissani cave to marvel at the crystal clear waters, illuminated by the sunlight, creating a spectacle which leaves visitors enchanted.
Visit unknown, pristine beaches like Fteri, Dafnoudi, Platis Gialos, or more famous beaches like the world renowned Myrtos, Lixouri’s pride and joy Petanoi beach, the red sand beach with clay cliffs Xi, or one of the most beautiful and well organized beaches, resembling a tropical paradise, Antisamos.
Walk the streets of the charming riviera Assos. Made up of pebbled beaches, traditional buildings and colorful houses, narrow alleys full of flowering foliage, Assos is a must visit attraction of Kefalonia. Don’t forget to hike to the top of the old Venetian castle to watch the sunset!
Visit Fiskardo, the traditional Ionian village, and taste the local seafood.
Rent a yacht for daily excursions to mythical Ithaca, or multy-day trips to Zakynhtos or Leftakda.
Lixouri is the second largest town of Kefalonia, located 35 km west of Argostoli. 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.
A great number of tourists is gathered 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, Lagadakia , Xi beach (known for its skin cleansing clay), Mega Lakos and the beautiful Petanoi beach, located in close distance from the village.