Lefkada Museums

Lefkada Museums

The Lefkada Archaeological Museum : It is housed in the cultural center of Lefkada (A. Sikelianou & N. Svoronou street). The findings exhibited cover a period of time, beginning in the middle of the Paleolithic times (200.000 – 35.000 π.Χ.) and reaching the later Roman times. The findings of German archaeologist Willhelm Dairpfeld, who developed the theory that Lefkada is Homer’s Ithaca, are exhibited.

Museum of Angelos Sikelianos : In the two-storeyed house that Angelos Sikelianos was born and lived in Lefkada, it became possible to develop the vision and the act of the poet in a modern useum. The visitor can admire personal items of the poet and learn details about his life and work.

The Ecclesiastic Museum of the Faneromeni Monastery : It is housed in Monastery of Faneromeni, 4 kilometers from the city of Lefkada. The exhibits cover a period of time since the second Turkish occupation (1479-1684) up to 1864. The main bulk of the exhibits comprise of paintings of Lefkadian artists, mainly post Byzantine paintings and parts of chancel screens , manuscripts and old prints , and silver works objects.

The “Pantazis Kontomixis” Folkloric Museum of the “Orpheus” Cultural Group : It is housed in the old town of Lefkada (Stefanistsi 2, close to the central square). It includes many significant and rare exhibits from the everyday life of the Lefkadite people.

The Phonograph Museum : In the old city of Lefkada (12 Kalkani st.) a small private museum exists, exhibiting phonographs, records, rare objects of use, decorative instruments, boxes, seals, currency and post cards of the time.


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