Apollonion Asterias Resort and Spa

The Apollonion Asterias Resort and Spa is a uniquely stylish and wonderfully quiet complex that will brings boutique chic to your holidays in Kefalonia. The large outdoor pool is exquisite and adds to the overall contemporary feel of the site, which also features an outdoor cinema. A luxury spa and international restaurant, combined with elegant bedrooms, makes returning to the Apollonion Asterias Resort and Spa a real treat after a day exploring the area. While Xi Beach is just steps away and the town centre is a short bus or car ride away, but you’ll find the site terrifically quiet and relaxing.

Overview of Lixouri

One of the larger Ionian Islands, Kefalonia has a surprising lack of crowds, making it unspoilt and peaceful getaway haven. In fact, holidays to Kefalonia are famous for their glimpse of tradition, without the touristy trappings. The second largest town in Kefalonia, Lixouri, is near the capital but very much has its own vibe. Expect plenty of musical culture, a stunning harbour and traditional tavernas creating a beautifully self-contained area of natural beauty. Tranquil and sleepy, this is a wonderful town to visit to get acquainted with Kefalonia.

Things to do in Lixouri

Exploring the main square, Plateia Petritsi, is a great way to spend a few hours in Lixouri. You’ll find cafe culture alive and well here with plenty of friendly al fresco coffee shops and talented buskers that entertain you as you sip. Take a wander through the side streets as well and you’ll discover amazing architecture and some traditional restaurants, too. If you’re looking for a hike or two, choose the coast path or head inland, towards Mount Aenos, but you will need proper walking shoes, as the terrain can be challenging. Or you could hire a mountain bike for a big adventure. Being a fishing town, Lixouri has some of the tastiest seafood around, but if vegetarians and vegans will also enjoy the fresh produce and international culinary influences on show.

Resort Summary

Lixouri is the second-largest town on the sleepy island of Kefalonia. On a peninsula to the west of the island, it has direct access to the capital by ferry across the gulf of Argostoli. It has a pretty square and wide variety of tavernas, with much of the action centring on the harbour and ferry port.

It’s a little distance to the beach but well worth it once you get there – full of reddish-hued sands and views to the mountains beyond. With a rich cultural tradition, Lixouri is home to one of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in Greece. Musical influences seep through the streets, with talented buskers keen to soundtrack your holiday.