The Department of Ethnomusicology of Ionian University is located in Lixouri.

Lixouri is the main town on the peninsula of Paliki and the 2nd largest town in Kefalonia. The population is around 3,800 people.During the 19th Lixouri used to be one of the most famous destination for tourists. Lixouri is also the hometown of the poet and satirical author Andreas Laskaratos.