Museums in Ithaca
The Archaeological Museum of Vathy is located in the capital of Ithaca, a short block back from the quay. The museum exhibits a collection of findings dating from the Geometric to the Roman period, brought to light by excavations in the area of Piso Aetos and various findings from the Geometric period coming from other parts of the island, especially from Loizos Cave in Polis Bay.
The Folklore and Nautical Museum of Ithaca are housed in a beautiful building, which was once a generating station. It is situated behind the Agricultural Bank in Vathy. This new museum presents life on Ithaca from the 19h century till present. It exhibits a fully assembled bedroom, kitchen and sitting room and photographs of the devastating earthquakes of 1953.
The Archaeological Collection of Stavros is housed in a small building on the road to Platrithias. The findings have been excavated in northern Ithaca and date from the Early Hellenic to the Roman Period.
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