Kefalonia Archaeological Sites

Dracaena cave: it has an area of 190 square meters; it was inhabited since prehistoric times and was then abandoned. It was used as a place of worship during the 6th century BC. Ceramic vases and stone objects of prehistoric period as well as ceramics of historic times built in Corinthian and Attic laboratories are among the findings of the cave.

Mycenaean tombs at Metaxata: A cemetery with 16 cave tombs. The bodies were placed in rectangular pits that were separate for the members of each family. The 83 tombs were found unharmed with vases, golden objects and other artifacts that are on display in the Archeological museum of Argostoli.

Vaulted Tomb in Poros: The most impressive vaulted tomb that has been found in that part of Greece is in Position Tzannata. It has a diameter of 6.8 meters and a height of 3.95 meters. It was used constantly from the Mycenaean times to the Hellenistic period. The offerings that were found inside confirm its connection with the Mycenaean kingdom of Kefallonia in 1350 BC.

Sami findings: Parts of the acropolis of ancient Sami have been discovered near the temple of the monastery of St Fanenton. The ancient city was surrounded by a wall of 3400 meters in lengh. The acropolis was destroyed in 187 BC from the Romans. In position Fournoi excavations are in progress in remains of an Early Hellenic settlement. The prehistoric findings that were discovered there are on display in the archeological museum of Argostoli.

Dorian temple and Roman mansion of Skala: In Skala in the position St George remains of a Dorian temple were found. The excavations started in 1960 but remained unfinished. The temple was a part of a greater sanctuary, possibly a place of worshiping fro the seaman that came by.

In a close distance in position Miammeli there are ruins of a Roman mansion (2-4th century AD). Six separated spaces can be seen there are well as the floors of the mansion that are decorated with mosaics.