In the Archaeological Museum located in Argostoli you will discover the ancient history of Kefalonia.
The original old museum was completely destroyed during the earthquake of 1953 and then rebuilt in 1960, today is the best place to go to learn about the history of the island.
In the museum there are artifacts from prehistoric era and Roman period but the largest number of exhibits belongs to the Mycenaean era.
Inside this museum you can admire gold coin, bronze swords, official seals, precious objects and tools of the Paleolithic man of Kefalonia.
At the moment it is closed for renovation.
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday 8:30 - 15:00, Monday closed.
Telephone 0030 26710 28300


The museum is housed on the ground floor of the imposing palace which belonged to the Korgialenio library in Argostoli.
The museum was founded in 1962 by Eleni M. Kosmetatou and opened to the public in 1966, thanks to a grant of Evangelos Basias.
Although the museum exists only since 37 years, it has always been a cultural institution, carried out by competent and efficient staff.
The archival material of the museum covers the history of Kefalonia island from the beginning of the fifteenth century until 1848; the museum has the mission to keep alive the memory of how Kefalonia was before the terrible earthquake of 1953.
Among the numerous exhibits there are documents, pictures, collections of personal items belonging to people from the past, porcelain and brass.
In the museum there are also tools of farm life, maps, lithographs, watercolors, religious accessories and a collection of over 3000 photographs and 500 books.
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday 8:30 - 15:00, Monday closed.
Telephone 0030 26710 28835


The Environment and Naval Museum was opened in 1998 in Fiskardo.
It is located behind the village, in an elevated position, inside a building that once was the primary school.
It is born and continues to exist thanks to the volunteers from all over Europe.
In the museum there are important remains of the naval history of the island, photographs and ship models.
You can also find information about various marine organisms, the ecology of Kefalonia, the marine pollution and about Monachus Monachus seals and Caretta-Caretta turtles.

Outside in the garden there is also a stone sarcophagus dating back to the Roman period that was found in Roman cemetery of Fiskardo
It was used between the second and the fourth century after Christ.


The Ecclesiastical Museum is located in Peratata.
It is founded in 1988 and is housed in the old church of the monastery dedicated to Andrew the Apostle; this old church is the only building survived to the earthquake of 1953.
In the first room we can see frescoes from the church of the Archangel and the shroud of Gregory V, the national Martyr and Patriarch of Constantinople.
Always in the first room we can admire the stole of St. Nectarios and the tunic of Saint Panagis.
The main area of the church has survived in its original form and is home to the beautiful iconostasis dating from the early seventeenth century, while in the vestibule you can see the remains of the monastery, along with icons belonging to the Archdiocese of Kefalonia.


The Museum of Natural History is located in Davgata and was established in 1996 by the Society for the Environmental Protection of Kefalonia and Ithaca, in collaboration with the Municipality of Davgata and its cultural society.
The museum is under the jurisdiction of Argostoli and it includes an environmental education center with a library and an educational exhibitions.
The mission of the museum is to present a framework that is as realistic as possible of the natural environment on the two islands, to inform and make the public more aware of issues relating to environmental protection.
Inside the museum you can learn about the richness of the land and the sea, the great variety of flora and fauna, the National Park of Monte Enos and the various geological features that together create the ecological identity of the territory.


The Iakovatios library is located on the western suburbs of Lixouri and is housed in the historical building of the family Typaldi - Iakovatos, which has been recently restored from damage due to the earthquake.
The library consists of 14 rooms with ceiling wood paneling (typical of aristocratic houses) and more than 30,000 books from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.
The library of the museum occupies one floor of the building and inside its collection there are documents of Iakovatos brothers, ecclesiastical treaties, antique furniture, portraits, a noble seal of 1854 and several episcopal crosses.

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