Museums guide of Lefkada island
Archaeological Museum in Lefkada
The Lefkada Archaeological Museum: is housed in the cultural center of the Borough 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.
In a separate room in the museum, the findings of German archaeologist Willhelm Dairpfeld are exhibited. He is the one who developed the theory that Lefkada is Homer’s Ithaca.
The museum exhibits tools, ceramic and copper jewellery and gems of ancient tombs, mostly from the Ancient city of Nirikos, Nydri, Hoirospilia, Evgiros and the cave in Fryni.
Open: Daily except for Mondays, 08:30-14:30
Admission: General 2 €, student 1 €
Tel.: (+30) 26450.21.635
The Phonograph Museum: Near 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.
Open: March-October, daily 10:00-14:00 and 19:00-00:00
Tel.: (+30) 26450.21.088
Ecclesiastic Museum of the Faneromeni
The Ecclesiastic Museum of the Faneromeni Convent: at the convent of Faneromeni, outside the village of Fryni, 4 kilometers from the city of Lefkada, the museum of Ecclesiastic Art is about to open, exhibiting objects from temples and convents of the island, covering a period of time since the second Turkish occupation (1479-1684) up to the incorporation of the island to the Greek State in 1864.
In newly constructed two story building located in the grounds of the Holy Convent, specially designed rooms are going to host a variety of objects of ecclesiastic art. The main bulk of the exhibits comprise of paintings of Eptanese and Lefkadite artists, mainly post Byzantine portable icons and parts of chancel screens (magisterial icons, epistyles, door panels).
Of great interest are the different ecclesiastical manuscripts and old prints from the convents library, with rare publications by Greek and foreign printers of the pro revolution and revolution years. Significant are the silver works exhibited, mainly crosses, grails, candelabra, trays and icon frames and gospel covers.
Finally a variety of canonicals and elements of pontifical uniforms dated from the 18th and 19th century.
Open: April-September, Monday-Saturday 09:00-13:00 and 18:00-20:00
Tel.: (+30) 26450.21.105 - (+30) 26450.21.305
Kontomichio Folkrorik Museum of the Sfakiotes
The Kontomichio Folkrorik Museum of the Sfakiotes in Kavalos village. It was created by the ex Borough of Sfakiotes and is open to the public since the summer of 2004. It is housed in the old building of the Kavalos elementary school, in a place full of pine trees.
The museum refers to tools and equipment, their use and meaning to the social evolution during the time they were created and the social and economic framework in which the Lefkadite people worked during the pro industrial times. The museum’s exhibits are:
- Variety of tools used in different crafts, such as shoemaker, farmer, carpenter, barber, builder, screen maker and woodcutter
- Recreation of areas within the Lefkadite home (kitchen, oven)
- Collection of old photographs
- Collection of woven material and traditional dress
Open: August-January, daily 9:00 to 13:30 and 18:00 to 21:00
The Folkloric Museum of the Musicl and Literature Group "Orpheus" (Pantazis Kontomixis)
The Folkloric Museum of the Musicl and Literature Group “Orpheus” “Pantazis Kontomixis”: It is housed in the old town of Lefkada (Stefanistsi 2, close to the central square). Was founded in 1937, and includes many significant and rare exhibits, a rich collection of objects from the everyday life and business of the Lefkadite people.
Open: April-October, daily except for Mondays, 10:00-13:00 and 19:00-22:00. November-March, Sundays 11:00-13:30.
Admission: General € 2, free for seniors & young children.
For further informations and for organised school or other educational visits call
Tel.: (+30) 2645022778 during museum working hours and days, and Ms Sklirou (+30) 2645022778 or Ms Roussou (+30) 2645022502 during office hours.
Source: Prefecture of Lefkada
For your stay in Lefkada, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In the town of Lefkada, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
Access to attractions and various locations of Lefkada is quick and easy due to the short distances.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field "Routes" with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.