Lixouri Paliki Sightseeing 2018-06-17T05:50:56+00:00

History – Culture- Tradition

Moments from the history of Lixouri-Paliki

Travelling on the West peninsula of Kefalonia, the Homeric Pali, the visitor discovers a different part of the island, Lixouri, the beautiful Choropoula, as called by the poet Andreas Laskaratos. Paliki offers a multitude of various seashores, picturesque villages built upon the Ionian architecture, beautiful venetian bridges, picturesque paths and a magnificent pure natural environment.
Lixouri is mentioned for the first time in the archives of the Venetian Senate in 1534 and it is the most historic town in the contemporary history of Kefalonia. Today, it is a modern town which has the infrastructure required at its visitors’ service.

The history and the culture of this place have their origins in Greek mythology, when Paleas, son of the first mythological king of Kefalonia, Cephalus, gave his name to the region. At the area of Akrotiri, there was a temple dedicated to Neptune, where archaeologists found a plate representing two dolphins as well as ancient coins representing Dimitra, the dolphin, the wheatear, Cephalus, Athina Pallada and Pegasus.
Paliki is the spiritual cradle of Kefalonia. Andreas Laskaratos, Ioulios Typaldos, Mikelakis Avlichos are some of the great men, spiritual offspring of the area.
Paliki is also famous for its remarkable cultural events, choir and philharmonic orchestra festivals, the celebration of ‘varkarola’, the carnival of Lixouri as the top winter cultural event, the celebration of local wines in Mantzavenata and the traditional religious festivals with music and dance in outdoor places.

What to Visit

Lixouri-Paliki Sightseeing

Kounopetra -The moving Rock
Lagadakia Beach
Lepeda Beach
Mega Lakos Beach
“Petani” beach
Vrahinari – Vatsa beach
Porto Atheras
“Xi” beach
Meltemi Beach
Religious heritage monument
The natural environment
The Philharmonic School

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