Lixouri tells the tale of regeneration while retaining its quaint old world charm. It is the capital of the peninsula Paliki, located on the island of Kefalonia, one of the Ionian islands on Greece. A city surrounded by mountains, it is also a bustling port and a popular tourist destination. The city has some of the most beautiful beaches, churches, waterfront restaurants, and a rich history. It was built on the site of the ancient city of Paliouri and boasted of lovely Venetian buildings, most of which were destroyed during a disastrous earthquake.
Get a car for rent in Lixouri and all of its 33 kilometres can be explored comfortably. Tourists can also drive to the neighbouring cities of Argostoli and Fiskardo and take in the mesmerising beauty. One can even drive to the famous Lakovatios Museum and Library which is located in the neoclassical house of Iakovatios-Typaldos in Lixouri.
The famous Xi Beach of Kefalonia is just ten kilometres away from Lixouri. Tourists can rent a car in Lixouri and drive to this pristine beach surrounded by white rocky hills, characterised by its special red coloured sand. The picturesque Petani Beach with its unspoiled water and white pebbles is a famous tourist attraction. Also the beaches of Mega Lakkos and Lepedes are ideal for a lazy summer day spent sun bathing and swimming.
Even though most of the buildings in Lixouri were destroyed during a devastating earthquake, the city still boasts an imposing architecture. The bronze statue of the celebrated satirical poet Andreas Laskaratos symbolises the feud between Lixouri and Argostoli that dates back to 1757. The collection of old manuscripts, furniture, and ornate wooden panelling of the Iakovatios-Typaldos Museum and Library retain Lixouri’s history and culture. The village also has one of the oldest orchestras of Greece, and its inhabitants are famous for their musical capabilities that are best showcased during its lively festivals.
Plateia Petrisi, the main square, offers a great shopping and dining experience. Tourists can also drive to the rustic Greek villages nearby like Athera and Zola. Kaliva tou Psara is the best known fish tavern in Kefalonia and is definitely worth a visit. Tourists can also avail the services of any car rental in Lixouri and visit Patras and Athens.
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