IMPORTANT NOTE: The Archaeological Museum of Argostoli is currently closed due to damages from the 2014 earthquake.
The Archaeological Museum of Argostoli in Kefalonia: This museum hosts a vast collection of exhibits and unearthings from all over Kefalonia Island, including findings from excavations in Fiskardo, Cave Drakaina, Skala, Sami, the cemetery of Kokolata, and the cemetery of Metaxata amongst others. The current building (situated on Vergoti Street, Argostoli) was built in the old one’s place after the original museum was destroyed by the catastrophic earthquake of 1953.
Visiting the museum, one will see exhibits such as ancient vessels, impressive amphorae, large vases from Poros, floor parts from the Temple of Poseidon in Lixouri, an array of findings from the Mycenaean Tombs, and Paleolithic-era tools coming from the diggings of Sami, Skala, and Fiscardo towns!
How to get there
The Archaeological Museum is located in Argostoli village, just 1 km away from the central bus station.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Kefalonia transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Alternatively, there's the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 511 8866, 0030 694 530 6145, 0030 699 561 9605, or booking your taxi online.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located in Argostoli. There are bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don't always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.