Why Kefalonia

Rock of Byron

The major philhellene poet Lord Byron has lived in Kefalonia and concretely to Lakithra village. The poet was born in London on 1788 and in the 1823 was chosen as α representative to the Commission Assistance for the struggle of the Greeks against the Turkish slave.

It is said that in the island of Kefalonia Lord Byron has written some of the most famous poems sitting on a rock known as the Rock of Byron.

There is even today written on the rock an inscribed marble with the words of Lord Byron: “The poet that I am, I owe to the air of Greece”.