Lakithra

Lakithra

Lakithra is a large village and old capital of the Livathos region. The view from the lookout at “Kallithea” (beautiful view) is unique. From that point you can look south over the wider area, the Dias islet and the sea with Zakynthos in the background.

From a small road leading out of the village, you can visit “Byron’s Rock”. In 1823, Byron stayed in Kefalonia, mostly in the village of Metaxata nearby. It is from this prominent rock that the poet enjoyed the view and wrote poems. On this rock there is a commemorative plaque with the signature “Byron” that reads: “If I am a poet I owe it to the air of Greece”.

Another small road leads to a Mycenaean gravesite with good signs that explain the archaeological significance of the finds.

On the main road there are shops and taverns. The winding road from Lakithra has amazing views over the Argostoli plain. It will take you five minutes by car to reach Lassi and Argostoli.

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