Lefkada museums

Lefkada museums
Guide to 5 museums in Lefkada, Greece

Lefkada museums cover a long period of history from the Paleolithic to the Roman times. The most interesting museum of Lefkada is the Ecclesiastical Museum which is housed in the Monastery of Faneromeni. There you can admire a fine collection of Byzantine icons, vestments and other ecclesiastical items.

In close distance is the Archaeological Museum of Lefkada, the only place that provides insight into the island's history and cultural heritage. Various findings from the early Bronze age and other historical periods are on display. Of unique interest is the Museum of Lefkadian Embroidery in Karies dedicated to the local art of embroidery.

The Museum of Phonographs preserves memories from the romantic aspect of the island and the romantic souls should definitely visit. The collection consists of gramophones, jewels, coins and musical instruments.

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Location: Town
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Located on Faneromeni Street, in the capital of Lefkada, the Archaeological Museum houses various archaeological findings dating from the Early Bronze Age and found by the German archaeologist Dorpfeld in the sites of Nidri, Kariotes, Evgiros and others.


Location: Frini

The Monastery of Faneromeni hosts a small ecclesiastical museum with Byzantine icons, priest clothing and other relics.


Location: Town

Located in the capital of Lefkada, the museum exhibits a collection of gramophones, but also various other objects related to the daily life of the islanders, such as jewels, coins, embroideries, photographs and traditional musical instruments.


Museum of Lefkadian Embroidery
Location: Karia

The Folklore Museum of Lefkadian Embroidery is a small private museum that was established by Mrs Maria Koutsohero in Karia. Through folk items, visitors see the different patterns and techniques of the local art of embroidery.


Location: Town

This small folklore museum was established by the Orpheus cultural association and includes exhibits that show life on Lefkada a few decades ago.


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