The Carnival in Lixouri has a great tradition as being the best in Kefalonia – and some say in Greece! The Carnival season (or “Mascara” in Kefalonia) comes to an end with the carnival parade on the last Sunday before lent begins in the rest of Greece, but in Kefalonia we sometimes have dances on… Read more
The Latin root of the word “carnis” means “meat”. Carnival translates as “putting away meat”, in order to purify before Easter. Lixouri has a great tradition, holding the best carnival in Kefalonia and one of the best of Greece, taking place on the last Sunday before Lent. Every year loads of people gather at the heart… Read more
Kefalonia island a crossroad between East and West, inevitably suffered the domination of many western and eastern nations over the centuries. It’s widespread opinion that, all over Greece, the culture of Ionian islands (Corfu, Lefkas, Kefalonia and Zante) is the most sophisticated in relation to art, music, literature and architecture. Kefalonia could be considered as a cultural garden,… Read more
Kefalonia’s second largest town It is a beautiful little town, the second largest after Argostoli and the biggest one in the peninsula of Paliki. Lixouri is a lively working town and port with an interesting street layout, an impressive main square and houses with gardens full of flowers.