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AGIOS GEORGIOS CASTLE
Saint George CastleThe medieval castle of Agios Georgios is situated near the village of Peratata, on a 320 m. high hill. The castle was built in the 13th century to fortify the island's old capital which was housed here until 1757 AD.

 

 

AGIOS GERASIMOS MONASTERY
Saint George Castle Agios Gerasimos is the patron saint of the island.
On its feast day, the monastery is swarming with pilgrims.

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Saint George Castle In the chambers of the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli, you can admire findings during excavations on the island. Some of the exhibitsare the findings from the Mycenaean Tombs of Mazarakata and Metaxata.

 

 

ASSOS CASTLE
Saint George Castle The castle (Kastro) of Assos, the focal point of Assos's peninsula, was built by the Venetians in the late 16th century in order to protect the city from pirate raids. Today, one can still admire part of the walls and the arched entrance gate.

 

 

DROGORATI CAVE
Saint George Castle Drogorati cave stands a few kilometers outside the town of Sami. It is 45 meters in width, 21 meters in depth, and 9 meters in length. It consists of two parts.

 

 

KORGIALENIO HISTORICAL AND FOLK MUSEUM
Saint George Castle Korgialenio Historical and Folk Museum is situated in the center of Argostoli. It was established in 1966, in an area of 300 sq. m. The Museum exhibits the local costumes, furniture and embroidery of Kefalonia.

 

 

MYCENEAN TOMBS - MAZARAKATA
Saint George Castle Significant tombs that testify the existence of an important Mycenaean settlement. The findings from the excavations include Mycenaean art jewelry.

 

 

MELISSANI CAVE
Saint George Castle The cave of Melissani, outside Sami, is one of the most significant sights on the island. The cave is 40 meters in width, 36 meters in height, and 3.5 meters in length. Inside, it is covered by water 20 to 30 meters in depth due to the collapse of a part of the roof.

 

 

MYRTOS BEACH
Saint George Castle Undisputable, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and one of the world's best. The white shore meets the blue of the sea which is present in every possible shade. The view from the stopover on the road high above Myrtos, is simply unmatched.

 

 

ROMAN VILLA - SKALA
Saint George Castle well preserved mosaics and designs, dating to the 3rd century AD, in the ruins of a roman villa discovered in excavations carried out in the area of Skala.

 

 

TZANNATA-VAULTED TOMB
Saint George Castle The excavation in this area brought to the surface the largest vaulted tomb ever found in western Greece. The unique findings, which include jewelry and a seal, prove that the existence of a significant Mycenaean center.