Kefalonia Municipal Theatre

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Location: Argostoli

The Municipal Theatre of Kefalonia, also known as Kefalos Theater, is located in Argostoli, just opposite the Archaeological Museum and at the end of Lithostroto (Pebble) Street. This beautiful theatre is one of the largest and oldest in Greece. It looks impressive with its neoclassical architecture and a spacious yard in front of it. It was inaugurated in 1858 when all the Ionian islands were under British rule. In fact, the first performance to take place there was the famous opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi.

Ever since, it became an important cultural center for the presentation of operas and operettas in Greece until after the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922), when it was used to house refugees. During the Second World War, it was also bombed by the Germans. Subsequently, it collapsed during the 1953 earthquake and was finally restored long after that, in the 1990s. Today, the Municipal Theatre of Kefalonia hosts many theatrical plays, dance performances, scientific conferences and artistic exhibitions. It comprises a large amphitheater with a capacity of 450 people and a few smaller rooms.

How to get there

The Municipal Theatre is located in Argostoli, 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.

Car rental: There's the option of renting a car in Kefalonia and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Municipal Theatre and many other places of interest in Kefalonia at their own pace.

Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located at 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.



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