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The Folkloric Museum of Lefkadite Canvas Works ”Maria koutsohero”, in Karya village

 

In this small private museum in Karya Village, among the traditional exhibit, the visitor may discover the life and character, the persistence, patience and genius of the Lefkadite mountain people who lived under rough conditions and managed to create a folkloric culture.

Open: April-November, daily 09:00-21:00.

Maria koutsohero

Archeological museum of Lefkada

 

Is housed in the cultural center of the Borough of Lefkada (A. Sikelianou & N. Svoronou street). The findings exhibited cover a period of time, beginning in the middle of the Paleolithic times (200.000 – 35.000 π.Χ.) and reaching the later Roman times. In a separate room in the museum, the findings of German archaeologist Willhelm Dairpfeld are exhibited. He is the one who developed the theory that Lefkada is Homer’s Ithaca. The museum exhibits tools, ceramic and copper jewellery and gems of ancient tombs, mostly from the Ancient city of Nirikos, Nydri, Hoirospilia, Evgiros and the cave in Fryni.

Open: Daily except for Mondays, 08:30-14:30.

The “Kontomichio Folkrorik Museum” in Kavalos village

 

It was created by the ex Borough of Sfakiotes and is open to the public since the summer of 2004. It is housed in the old building of the Kavalos elementary school, in a place full of pine trees. The museum refers to tools and equipment, their use and meaning to the social evolution during the time they were created and the social and economic framework in which the Lefkadite people worked during the pro industrial times. The museum’s exhibits are:

Variety of tools used in different crafts, such as shoemaker, farmer, carpenter, barber, builder, screen maker and woodcutter.
Recreation of areas within the Lefkadite home (kitchen, oven)
Collection of old photographs
Collection of woven material and traditional dress

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 – 16:00

The Sfakiotes Folkloric Museum in Kavalos2
Museum of Phonography

The Phonograph Museum

 

Near the old city of Lefkada (12 Kalkani st.) a small private museum exists, exhibiting phonographs, records, rare objects of use, decorative instruments, boxes, seals, currency and post cards of the time.

Open: March-October, daily 10:00-14:00 and 19:00-00:00.

MUSEUM OF ANGELOS SIKELIANOS

 

AN EXEMPLARY CULTURAL PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE – DONATION TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF LEFKADA

In the two-storeyed house that Angelos Sikelianos was born and lived in Lefkada, it became possible to develop the vision and the act of the poet in a jewelry museum for an intellectual of worldview, a national pioneer, a real thinker, a politically present literateur , a great lyric poet and at the same time a perishable ailing man, vulnerable to love, to economic annoyance, naked and stoic in the face of death.

Monographic museums for famous people are numerous. But they are almost always museums of remembrance. They are not museums of intellectual creation, which also characterizes the personality that is exposed. The Angelos Sikelianos Museum is the first to attempt to present:

The core of Sikelianos’ overall work and interpret his position as a national poet.
The roots of his literary work (family, local, national and international).
The connection of his overall poetic work with his actions (Delphic Feasts) and his attitude as a political being and intellectual.
The presentation of the man Sikelianos and his relationship with Eva and Anna, as well as the Greek and international reality.

The visitor can see Anna’s wedding dress and her woven fabrics for Angelos and her clients, the handmade clothes that Eva weaved for herself and for the Delphic Feasts, her passport, her scarlet hair that she cut when she was in America. Rare publications and manuscripts of Angelos, Angelos and Eva’s correspondence, telegrams, photographs, films and recorded recitals with the voice of the poet himself, bring to life more lives, moments of people and formal history, perceptions, relationships and situations around and beyond the poet himself.

The MUSEUM OF ANGELOS SIKELIANOS in Lefkada can be visited in the following days and hours, except for official holidays:

WEDNESDAY : 10:00 – 14:00 & 16:00 – 20:00
THURSDAY : 10:00 – 14:00
FRIDAY : 10:00 – 18:00
SATURDAY : 10:00 – 14:00
SUNDAY : 10:00 – 14:00

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