Lixouri is on the peninsula opposite of Argostoli and Lassi. With over 4000 inhabitants it is the second largest town on the Island. Completely destroyed by the earthquake in 1953, like its neighboring city, Argostoli, it had to be rebuilt. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to provide all you might need.
Lixouri is reached by road around the bay in approx 45mins, or principally by ferry every half hour in summer season and every hour in low season. The ferry is a basic car ferry with a small cafe aboard and open deck seating. It's a very pleasant trip and short enough to keep children entertained.
There is a Square in Lixouri and it is surrounded on three sides by Cafes, bars and small taverns. It is a short stroll from the promenade where the ferry arrives and you can sit with a coffee awaiting your return crossing in comfort.
There is great rivalvry between Argostoli and Lixouri mainly good natured now, however it once caused a minor spat and shots to be fired by Lixouri at Argostoli in the late 1790's! Even today the statue to Andreas Laskaratos (a renowned poet) stands on the sea front with his back to Argostoli.
There is a much less hustle and bustle here, the pace while laid back across the water is slower again here. There is much to see on the peninsula; many fine beaches and attractive views and villages. Lixouri makes a good base from which to explore and to have a relaxing holiday.