Kefalonia Nautical Museum of Sami

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Location: Sami
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Sami is the largest port of Kefalonia and one of the greatest importance historically. It is even mentioned in Homer’s epics proving its legacy and explaining its long naval tradition. The Nautical Museum of Sami was created by Sotiris Markatos, a local of Sami and the son of a sailor. He was fascinated by ships from a very young age, and after his studies, he became a ship mechanic. He felt that the shipbuilding and nautical history of the island should be celebrated, so he founded the Museum on the outskirts of Sami.

In the museum, visitors are able to see 24 ship models from the Greek and international shipbuilding tradition, dating back to 3500 years ago. The ships are 1.20 to 4 meters long, and most were constructed by the museum’s founder. An interesting highlight is a replica of the Titanic commemorating the lives lost during that tragic journey.

The museum is open daily from May to October, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 19:00. General admission costs 4€, while 2€ tickets are available for children and disabled guests.



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