A ferry connects Argostoli with the second largest city of Kefalonia Lixouri, on the other side of the bay. "Piccolo Paris", as the locals call it, is located on the peninsula of Paliki, and has a charm of its own compared to rest of the island and has won its own loyal fans.
New buildings built after the devastating earthquakes of 1953, wide tree-lined roads and spacious squares characterize the city. A stream divides the town in half and a small bridge connects the two sides. The hospitable and cheerful locals with their musical accents will welcome you in the cafes and restaurants of the beach and the central square.
The two-storey neoclassical mansion of Typaldos – Iakovatos, one of the few that survived the earthquakes of 1953, houses the Public Library of Lixouri, while the first floor hosts a very interesting museum with artifacts and relics of the family. Other great attractions are the Philharmonic school, as well as the bronze statue of satirical poet Andreas Laskaratos, who joins in the well-known endless competition between the island's two major cities, having turned his back to the sea and Argostoli.
Out of town, you can swim on the famous Xi beach with its reddish sand, as well as the impressive Petani, and relax looking the sunset from the monastery of Kipouria nestled on a cliff.