The large philhellene poet Lord Byron lived a few years of his life in Kefalonia and more specifically in Lakithra.
The poet was born in London in 1788 and in 1823 there was written a Commission for Assistance struggle of the Greeks against the Turks, which was chosen as representative of Byron.
It is argued that in Kefalonia wrote some of his most famous poems particularly sitting on a rock, known as the "Rock of Byron."
This rock is located in the village near the site Lakithra Kallithea and from there one has a view of the beautiful island of Zakynthos. Today there is a sign on the main street of the village that leads visitors to the place. Also on the rock is a plaque engraved with the words of Byron himself: "IF I AM POET, we owe IN THE AIR OF GREECE."