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// JUNE 2018
The raw diamond of Kefalonia
Athens
Patras
Sami
Lepeda
Lixouri
Paralia Petani
Porto Athera
Agia Thekli
Rifi
Chavdata
Chavriata
Mantzavinata
Lixouri
Lixouri
Lepeda
Argostolion
Lixouri
Kaminarata
Moni Iperagias Theotokou Kipoureon
Lepeda
Megas Lakkos
Paralia Petani
Platia Ammos
Skinos Chavriata
Kounopetra
Xi Beach
Lixouri
Lepeda
Atheras
Amidi Beach
Fteri Beach
Atheras
Lixouri
Myrtos

Lixouri

 

20th of June
Our last evening walk in Lixouri…

We returned to our villa and had some rest there, before going out again for a last walk to Lixouri.
We walked till the famous Petritsis High School and passed by Iakovatios Library, which, unfortunately, were not able to visit during our staying in Paliki, since it was closed, due to the damage that was done to it by the earthquake of 2014.
We also passed by the church of Saint Haralambos, the protector saint of Lixouri and took some photos of it too.
 


We walked at the idyllic seafront with the fishing boats and we photographed it in its night charm,
 


before going to the busy central square for a few last snapshots too.
 


We visited the historic patisserie Mavroeidis, which celebrated a century of successful functioning in 2018, famous for its excellent almond pie, its “mandolas”, its nougat and its sesame seed candy, all local and celebrated products of Kefalonia.
We took some snapshots of it too and bought a few sweets from there so as to remember the beautiful Lixouri.
 


After our beautiful and fascinating last day in Paliki, we returned to our villa in Lepeda and had an early night’s sleep.
Our return journey to Athens would start at dawn, since we would drive till Sami’s port and from then on we would take the ship back to Patras.
From there, we would drive to Athens. We would arrive in our final destination in the late afternoon.

Conclusion and general impressions of our journey

Our journey to Kefalonia’s Paliki and to the beautiful Lixouri was one of those that remain forever etched in heart and mind…
We were bewitched by the natural beauty of this land, where the blue and the rosy beaches give their place to the wild, steep rocks and to the idyllic hillsides.  
We let the fragrances and the aromas of the flowers and the sea to overwhelm us…
We admired the civilization which thrived since centuries in this tiny corner of the map…
We adored the exceptional, unique and wonderful people that cannot be found anywhere else in the world…

Lixouri is one of those magic places which gave to Greece and also to the whole humanity some of the most distinguished people…This is a miracle in itself for such a small land, tortured by devastating earthquakes and by financial catastrophes too…

But, somewhere in between the ariettas and the cantatas of its past and somewhere in between the grandeur of its old noble families, who lived here and left a great legacy for the next generations, and in the lives of the simple expatriates, the people of the hard labor, who never stopped carrying in their hearts the beloved memory of their homeland, in every single corner of this planet that their destiny sent them, we too discovered its legend…

The most important moments of our lives are defined by the intensity of the memory that they have left inside us.
The most beautiful things are the ones that our senses refuse to forget.
The nostalgia and the longing to return to all that has mesmerized us create the need to dream…

So, we will always dream of Kefalonia…we will always have it in our hearts…Our journey was in fact a pilgrimage to its splendor…And as such we will treasure it…

Country: Greece
Date: 2018
Route: Kefalonia-Peninsula of Paliki
Cities: Athens, Patras, Sami, Lepeda, Lixouri, Paralia Petani, Porto Athera, Agia Thekli, Rifi, Chavdata, Chavriata, Mantzavinata, Lixouri, Lixouri, Lepeda, Argostolion, Lixouri, Kaminarata, Moni Iperagias Theotokou Kipoureon, Lepeda, Megas Lakkos, Paralia Petani, Platia Ammos, Skinos Chavriata , Kounopetra, Xi Beach, Lixouri, Lepeda, Atheras, Amidi Beach, Fteri Beach, Atheras, Lixouri
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Country: Greece
Date: 2018
Route: Kefalonia-Peninsula of Paliki
Cities: Athens, Patras, Sami, Lepeda, Lixouri, Paralia Petani, Porto Athera, Agia Thekli, Rifi, Chavdata, Chavriata, Mantzavinata, Lixouri, Lixouri, Lepeda, Argostolion, Lixouri, Kaminarata, Moni Iperagias Theotokou Kipoureon, Lepeda, Megas Lakkos, Paralia Petani, Platia Ammos, Skinos Chavriata , Kounopetra, Xi Beach, Lixouri, Lepeda, Atheras, Amidi Beach, Fteri Beach, Atheras, Lixouri
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Country: Greece
Date: 2018
Route: Kefalonia-Peninsula of Paliki
Cities: Athens, Patras, Sami, Lepeda, Lixouri, Paralia Petani, Porto Athera, Agia Thekli, Rifi, Chavdata, Chavriata, Mantzavinata, Lixouri, Lixouri, Lepeda, Argostolion, Lixouri, Kaminarata, Moni Iperagias Theotokou Kipoureon, Lepeda, Megas Lakkos, Paralia Petani, Platia Ammos, Skinos Chavriata , Kounopetra, Xi Beach, Lixouri, Lepeda, Atheras, Amidi Beach, Fteri Beach, Atheras, Lixouri
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