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Castle of Santa Maura

At the entrance of the island, right next to the floating bridge, there is the medieval castle of Santa Maura. The original fort was built in 1300 by Giovanni Orsini who received the island as a dowry after his wedding with the daughter of Nicephorus I. It served as a military post and was transformed […]

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International Folklore Festival of Lefkada

The “International Folklore Festival” of Lefkada started in 1962 as “International Festival of Folk Dances and Songs in Lefkada”, as an event of the Literature and Art Festivities that had already been organised in Lefkada since 1955. Three countries participated, namely Yugoslavia, Italy and Greece. Antonis Tzevelekis was the inspirer and creator of the festival. He, […]

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Museums of Lefkada

Archaeological Museum: The Archaeological Museum of Lefkada is housed in the newly-constructed building of the Cultural Centre in Lefkada Town. Its four rooms cover a large chronological period, from the Paleolithic times till the late Roman years. In the first room, there are exhibits depicting life from the public and private life of the islanders […]

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