SIGHTS AND MUSEUMS

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

Mycenaean Grave at Poros

A big vaulted grave of the Mycenaean Period, found in the position Broutzi at Tzanata proves that the area had been inhabited earlier than the Prehistoric period.

Mycenaean Graves at Mazarakata

Discovered in 1908, 9 km far from Argostoli, the capital of the island, by the Cephalonian archeologist, P. Kavadias.

Roman Villa at Skala

The mansion of a wealthy Roman with hot baths, discovered in 1956. A plinth in the shape of a discus of the 3rd century was also discovered during the excavations.

Cyclopean Walls

3 km east of Argostoli, the ruins of ancient Krani, mainly walls with gigantic stones that were created in the 7th century B.C. can be found.

Castle of Saint George, Peratata

 

CASTLES

Castle of Saint George

Probably built in the 12th century A.D. by the Byzantine Emperors, the fortress of Saint George can be found on the village of Peratata. 5 km south of Argostoli.

 

                                                  Castle of Saint George, Peratata

Castle at Assos

Built at the end of the 16th century A.D. by the Venetians to host the second Venetian predictor of the island.

 

Entrance to the Castle at Assos

 

MUSEUMS

Archeological Museum at Argostoli

Created in 1957, replacing the old building that was destroyed by the great earthquake in 1953. Includes findings from the Prehistoric and the Roman period, but mainly from the Mycenaean period.

Korgialenio Historic and Folklore Museum

Includes exhibits from the period of the Venetian occupancy (around 1500 AD) until the destruction of the island from the earthquakes of 1953. Located at Argostoli as well.

Museum of Natural History at Daugata

Created in 1996, the museum aims at the promotion of the total image of the natural environment of the two islands, Kefalonia and Ithaki.

 

 
 
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