Aghia Thekli lies in the centre of the Peninsula of Palliki, approximately
12 miles from Lixouri. The village is named after St. Thekli's church.
Aghia Thekli is a mountainous village famous for it's water sources and
the homonym church. The exact date the church was built is unknown, and
sadly it was ruined in 1864 from an earthquake and rebuilt in 1891.
In the village you will also see Archangel's Church which dates back
before the 13th century and also was ruined in 1864 from the earthquake.
The church was reconstructed in 1887.
St. Nicolas' Church is said to be the oldest but the exact date when it
was built is not clear. The church has been built in the shape of a cross
which makes it very unique.
On September 24th the village celebrates St. Thekli. The celebrations
include lots of local wine and traditionally cooked food.
At the entrance of the village there is a spring called Keria, this used
to supply villagers with their water for their homes.
Aghia Thekli is better known as the village above Petani Beach, one of the
most beautiful and clean beaches in Kefalonia.
During the Resistance period the village hosted EAM's headquarters and
that resulted in many executions by the Germans. In the yard of St.
Nicolas Church there is a memorial with the names of all the executed