About Archaeology in Kefalonia

Kefalonia’s archaeological sites and excavations highlight the island’s importance in Ancient Greece. A number of important graves and locations were found, which prove that Kefalonia was a vital location in the Mycenaean period, from 1500-1100 BC.

This island also played an important role during the Roman period, and recent findings suggest that Kefalonia was the most important island in the Ionian during this period. Tombs, jewelry and a theater are all important archaeological artifacts that place Kefalonia at the center of archaeological history. Some Kefalonians insist that Odysseus hailed from this island and that the mythological Ithaca in Homer’s Odyssey can be traced back to Kefalonia.

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