On the opposite of Argostoli, the vivid capital of Kefalonia, meet a different aspect of the island lifestyle and mentality, in Lixouri town. Lixouri town is much more restful and relaxing than Argostoli, yet equally charming and picturesque. The big square close to the port is a focal point of daily life and amusement, an ideal and safe place for families with young children. The humorous mood and the unique temperament of the locals is mirrored in the everyday life of the town, adding a quaint fascination in familiarizing with the area. If it happens to come across a local folklore festival in Lixouri, do not miss the chance to join, eat, drink and dance, you ‘ll have the time of your life!
Close to Lixouri, you can find the organized Xi beach, well known for its unique beauty surrounded by bright red, healing clay sand cliffs and warm shallow waters. Mix water and clay from the cliffs to create a wonderful, natural mud mask, perfect for your daily spa treatment!
Xi beach is a popular and rather crowded family friendly beach but in case your are into a less busy option, you can find exactly the same natural scenery really close, at Mega Lakkos beach.
The renown Petani Beach, with bright blue waters and pebbles, offers a great swimming experience. Enjoy the stunning landscape which fairly competes Myrtos in beauty and ambience and practice your diving skills with sea dips from the big rock on the eastern end of the beach.
For romantic moments in Lixouri, you can visit the Kipouria Monastery which features an exceptional sunset view or descend to one of the most beautiful beaches of the island that lies underneath, Platia Ammos, a hidden, little known gem.
You can reach Lixouri either by car or by boat from Argostoli which leaves every half an hour and is 20′ ride.