Lixouri is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece and the second largest city of Kefalonia.
Here you will find many hotels and inns, restaurants, little charming cafes and several bars to enjoy an evening drink.
Lixouri is the homeland of the great Greek satirical poet Andreas Laskaratou. His statue, decorating the citys promenade has his back turned towards Argostoli, according to tradition.
What characterizes the city of Lixouri is the remarkable affinity in arts and letters. The foundation of the second oldest Philharmonic Orchestra of Greece lies in Lixouri, right after that of Corfu.
The area around Lixouri has many beautiful beaches. Some of them are the Platia Ammos Beach (located on the road towards Kamiranata), the Mega Lakkos Beach with a legth over 5km (south of Lixouri), the Vatsa Beach (very close to Lixouri) and the beach of Kounopetra, which is probably the most famous of them all. Kounopetra took its name from the rock that was moving rhythmically in the sea, a phenomenon which stopped after the 1953 earthquake.
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