Museums & Galleries
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.
For further informations, call (+30) 2645021635.
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). 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, Monday - Friday 11:00-13:00 and 19:00-22:00.
Admission: General € 2, free for seniors & young children.
For further informations and for organised school or other educational visits call (+30) 2645022778 during museum working hours and days, and Ms Sklirou (+30) 2645022778 or Ms Roussou (+30) 2645022502 during office hours.
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.
For further informations, call (+30) 2645021105, (+30) 2645021305.
The "Kontomichio Folkrorik Museum" 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:
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 – 16:00
The Folkloric Museum of Lefkadite Canvas Works ”Maria koutsohero”, in Karya village
In this small private museum in Karya Village, among the traditional exhibit, the visitor may discover the life and character, the persistence, patience and genius of the Lefkadite mountain people who lived under rough conditions and managed to create a folkloric culture.
Open: April-November, daily 09:00-21:00.
Admission: General € 2.5
For further informations, call (+30) 2645041590.
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.
For further informations, call (+30) 2645021088.