Lixouri is the perfect place for a dream holiday in Kefalonia. It is one of the most picturesque cities on the island, while it is large enough to provide anything you find in a city. It is the second largest city after Argostoli and the largest on the peninsula of Paliki. However, it is a beautiful and quiet modern town with rows of trees along its well-constructed streets, with beautifully decorated squares and houses with gardens full of flowers.
Unfortunately, Lixouri was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1953. The city was rebuilt with respect to traditional architecture, unlike other areas of the island. One of the few buildings that survived the earthquake is the Typaldos-Jacobates mansion, which today has been converted into a library and is one of the most important attractions in Lixouri. Other important sights in the area are the ancient city of Pali, which was probably a Corinthian colony, the church of Saint Haralambos - the patron saint of the city - and the statue of the satirical poet Andreas Laskaratos.
Nightlife in Lixouri is not as intense as in Argostoli, but the imposing coasts of Paliki peninsula will compensate for you with stunning scenery, a natural red-sanded spa and emerald waters. Here is the famous beach Xi, which is exactly this: A natural spa! The sand is rich in argillace which is good for the skin. Lepeda beach with impressive rocks is suitable for underwater excursions, while at the beach of Kounopetra you will see one of the landmarks of the island, the moving rock! The big rock on this beach used to be rhythmic, but no one could explain the reason for this strange phenomenon. Two of the most impressive beaches in Lixouri are the beaches of Petanoi and Platia Ammos. Both are relatively intact and are therefore ideal for couples and nature lovers or just for those looking for some peace and relaxation. The beach Petanoi has won the blue flag and could compete in the beauty of Myrtos.