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The Lixouri is the second big city of Kefalonia. It is the capital of municipality of Palikis and it is built in the place of the ancient city Fight or Ancient Castle, one of the four important ancient cities where getting place in the island. It is found in a region of an exceptional beauty. He is not accidental that the local calling it Pikolo Paris and belongs in the most popular tourist destinations of Greece. 
Characteristic of region is her vermiform ground. Very green mountains cooperate with beautiful coastlines and create landscapes of unique aesthetics that magic each visitor.  The city is called with name Lixouri in historical activities of the island in the beginning of 17th century.  At this tour no one in the city understands this uniqueness. Historical monuments, museums, churches and imposing mansions give the stain of the city, which suffered serious destructions from the earthquakes in 1953. The bigger part of the settlement rebuilt, with respect always to the tradition.  One of the mansions that were saved by the earthquakes of 1953 is Iakovaton which entertains the homonym Library and the museum. It deserves for you to visit and to admire so much the imposing mansion and the appreciable collections.  At your eve in the Lixouri you do not omit to visit the abbey Koronatoy and the abbey Kipoureon. It is two Byzantine monasteries that look after seldom ecclesiastical monuments.  What characterizes the Lixouri is his appreciable course in the space of arts and letters. In the Lixouri was founded the first band orchestra of the island, which is also one from the older in Greece, after the one of Corfu.  In the Lixouri there are enough beaches that satisfy the requirements of all bathers. You will find secular, busy beaches, but also small isolated beaches. From the acquaintances is the Wide Ammos that is found in the street of the village Kamiranata, the Big Lakkos that is found in southern of the Lixouri and at length exceeds the 5hlm. In near distance is found also the beach Vatsa. Also one from the most famous regions is the Kounopetra. It took the name from the rock that was shaken rhythmical into the sea. This phenomenon stopped after the earthquakes in 1953.  In the gulf of Meadow, is found the water biotope of Marsh of – Meadow, which is one of the more important in Kefalonia. It occupies an extent of 500 acres. In his waters goes in more from 100 streams. A lot of species of birds find shelter in the region of water biotope. As white herons, swans, fasonetes, green heads, k.a.  In the sector of tourism the Lixouri is distinguished for his infrastructures. Hotels and rented rooms, provide comfortable stay in all the visitors. While in the taverns and in the restaurants you try delicious foods of the kefallonisian cook. The occasions for night amusement to you will not be absent. Bars, centres with live music, satisfy all the musical preferences of the visitors of the island.
 

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