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Tours in Kefalonia


Choosing this 54 km route you will see famous Myrtos and Asos ending up in Fiscardo. Your starting point will be Argostoli and the route first passes by Koutavos and then Thinia which connects the peninsula of Paliki with the rest of Kefalonia.

You will first pass by Farsa where you will see the facades of the village's houses while on the way you will already have a fabulous view of Argostoli's bay. Paliki peninsula is becoming more and more apparent on your left as you go on. For even more panoramic view you can by-pass towards Kourouklata which are called the balcony of Kefalonia thanks to their privileged location up the hill.

Having covered about 20km from Argostoli you will see a crossroad which leads to Lixouri on the left in a distance of 17km. You will move on straight ahead and you will notice the change of scenery with the palm trees, the cypresses and the olives trees taking the place of bushes, low vegetation and rocky hills. Crossing the wild scenery you will bump into the mountain village Agonas and taking the detour to the left you will be lead to the bay of Agia Kiriaki. Later on you will enter Erissos which is the northernmost part of the island. You will visit Asos and then enjoy the beautiful route leading to the heart of Erissos with the company for all the trees and vegetation. Next you will pass by many villages such as Tzamarellata where you can take a swim in Agia Ierousalim and walk in Magganos to see the traditional shops and cafes or follow the left detour towards Alaties, Agrilias and Chalikeri which are ideal beaches for swimming. Staying on the central road you will pass by Antipata and from there to Dafnoudi. Before you reach Fiscardo take a quick swim in Emplysi.



You will make a tour of the most mountainous area of the island following a rather small route. Have Lixouri as a starting point and then move towards the north. At the beginning of the tour in Ritsata you will see the hill of Laskaratos where the summer house of the favourite poet of the Lixourians was situated. One and a half kilometer from Lixouri are the ruins of ancient Pali and close by the convent of Our Lady Kechriniotissa with beautiful icons and an icon of Virgin Mary who is said to be miraculous.

You move on through the central road and soon to the left you will find a 300-meter detour towards the bridge of Kleisoura. Drive to the north, pass by Livadi and then find the sign pointing towards Porto Atheras and its beach. Following this direction you will find a road to the left leading to Petanous. In this small part of the route you will notice Katselli mountain at the back right next to Lachties top near Atheras village. The road is a bit steep from then on and in about 4 kilometres you will see a sign lwading you to Pigi Chalkes from where you can walk down to the beach called Chalkes.

Moving on towards Agia Thekli you will make a detour of 1,7 km to enjoy the incredible beach of Petanoi. Next are Vilatoria and Agia Thekli village with Vrysi Keria from where you can drink fresh water. According to tradition it was built by Kosmas Aitolos in 1777.

A few meters down you will pass by Kalata and then visit Damoulianata, one of the most beautiful villages of Kefalonia with many houses maintained intact after the earthquakes of 1953. At the highest point you will notice two beautiful old windmills. In 5km distance from Damoulianata you can take a swim in Agia Eleni beach and nearby Rifi village is really beautiful and built on a plateau.

As you leave descending a road full of cypresses you will gaze at the wonderful view of Paliki plains and the bay of Argostoli which will capture your interest.

Reaching Monopolata you could then visit Roggoi as well in order to see the old church of Virgin Mary constructed in a baroque style, one of the most important in Kefalonia. From the central road of Monopolata you move on to Dellaportata and in approximately five kilometers you will be in Lixouri if you cross the plain.



Having Lixouri as a starting point you will cross the southern part of Paliki, Katogi where the famous red beaches of the area are situated along with the monastery of Kipouraeon. From the center of Lixouri you move towards the south. You will pass by Soullaroi village with the impressive church of Agia Marina. Getting out of the village the signs will show you the way to Megas Lakkos beach and then to Mantzavinata where you can visit Vitoratos winery and taste mavrodafni and Moschato delicious wines. Staying on the central road the next sign that you will come across is for Xi and then for Kounopetra.

You follow the sign leading to Vatsa and Agios Nikolaos and after you see the beach you can head back to the central road, the crossroad that you turned before, which is the safest route or just turn left the narrow street that you will come across. You won't see any signs, you will drive through a quite good dirt road with reeds and in a few meters you will find yourselves in a junction with a church and a house as characteristics to make sure that you are there since these are the only buildings of the area. You turn left and in on kilometre you find another junction for the central road and you turn left again passing through Chavriata. This place is what the Lixourians call their own balcony of the Ionian sea since the view from the hill is absolutely amazing.

Four kilometers after Chavriata you can follow the signs to Gerogompos and Lagkadakia beaches. Moving on to Chavdata-Chavriata road you almost immediately find the detour to the convent of Agia Paraskevi Tafiou and the convent of Kipouraeon. From the second detour you drive north for 1,5 km where you will find a plateau with a sign to the left of the street leading to Platia Ammos beach. If you have the strength you can go down 400 stairs, if not, you just keep ascending admiring the view of the Ionian sea. You pass through Kaminarata, the highest village of Paliki and from there you turn back to Lixouri either by turning left in the central road or driving towards the right to bump into Favatata and Chavdata.


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