On the way to Kalithea, in Lakithra, there is a rock with a plaque bearing the following quote
“The poet that I am, I owe to the air of Greece” (translated from Greek)
The words were written by Lord Byron, a famous British poet and philhellen who spent some time on Kefalonia, and in particular the villages of Lakithra and Metaxata. It is said that whilst sitting on this particular rock some of his great poetry was inspired by the tranquility and beauty of this fabulous observation spot. The great views to Zakynthos, the Dias Islet and the surrounding area of Livathos evoke a romantic and inspirational atmosphere.
Lord Byron first arrived in Kefalonia in August of 1823 to aid in the liberation movement. There are many places named after him, including a main road in Argostoli centre.