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A Tranquil escape on the Ionian Coast

Nestled on the charming peninsula of Paliki in western Kefalonia, Lixouri offers a serene escape for travelers seeking authentic beauty and tranquility. This quaint town, surrounded by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea invites visitors to discover a side of Kefalonia that is both picturesque and rich in local culture, together with genuine hospitality. As you wander through the town’s winding streets, you’ll be greeted by traditional pastel-colored houses, inviting cafes, and friendly locals, creating an ambiance that instantly makes you feel at home.

One of Lixouri’s highlights is its central square, where locals and visitors alike gather to enjoy leisurely moments. The square comes alive at summertime, creating a perfect spot to sip on a Greek coffee or indulge in delicious pastries from local bakeries. Strolling through the streets, you’ll encounter charming chapels, each telling a story of Kefalonia’s rich religious heritage. When it comes to dining, Lixouri boasts an array of traditional tavernas serving mouthwatering local dishes. From freshly caught seafood to Kefalonian specialties, the town’s culinary scene allows visitors to savor the authentic flavors of the region.

Lixouri’s proximity to some of the island’s most stunning beaches is another reason to make it a must-visit destination. Xi Beach, known for its distinctive reddish-brown sand and shallow waters, is just a short drive away. The combination of warm, clear waters and unique geological features makes Xi Beach a perfect place for a relaxing day by the sea. The town also serves as a gateway to the Paliki peninsula, offering nature enthusiasts a chance to explore hidden gems such as Petani Beach, a secluded paradise with turquoise waters surrounded by dramatic cliffs.

Ferries operate from Argostoli to Lixouri every 30 minutes, offering a scenic journey across the bay. The ferry terminal in Argostoli is easily accessible, and the short ride provides stunning views of the coastline.