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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. […]

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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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About Angelos Sikelianos Museum

The Sikelianos house, which accommodates the homonym museum, was purchased by the National Bank of Greece in 2009. It was renovated and formed into a pioneering museum that was donated to the Municipality of Lefkada and was inaugurated on October 6, 2017. It is a special museum that not only exhibits memorabilia of the Alafroískïotos1 poet […]

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