Sightseeing

Valuable treasures

The Public Library

The Public Library was opened in 1953, taking the place of the small library of the (pre-war) Community of Lefkada. It is housed in a two-storey neo-Classical building in a well-tended garden, built between 1888-1906 as the residence of the Zoulinos family. It later housed the National Bank of Greece for a number of years and was then acquired by the Greek State.

It has a large collection of printed matter , publications and books, a collection of 17th century etchings by the traveller Coronelli and a large number of select icons, mainly in the Ionian style of devotional painting by the best known iconographers (Doxaras, Patsaras, Roussos, Ventouras, Gazis and others), but also of other art styles and devotional vessels and objects of worship, all of which are beautifully displayed.

Operating hours: Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00, Wednesday to Friday 08:30 - 14:30, Saturday 08:30 - 13:30
Admission: Free
Telephone: +30 2645022502
Address: 11 Rontogianni St. Lefkada

Charamoglios Library

It was established by Aristotelis Charamoglis. Charamoglis collected printed material (books, magazines, news-papers, articles, miscellaneous volumes, studies, leaflets, etchings, posters, maps and photographs) on the subject of Lefkada and its inhabitants or written by Lefkadians. The earliest material dates to 1420. He began his endeavour in 1973 and the library contains today some forty thousand items, including approximately 810 works by Lefkadians, treating some 70 subjects concerned with Lefkada. The library is in the Guinness Book of Records.

Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 13:00 & 17:00 - 19:00
Admission: Free
Telephone: +30 2645021465
Address: 1 A. Skiadaresi Str., Lefkada

Nikos Svoronos Library

 

The Nikos Svoronos Library is a donation by this eminent internationally known Lefkadian historian. It is situated next to the Haramoglios Library and contains books, manuscripts and personal objects belonging to Nikos Svoronos.

Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 13:00 & 17:00 - 19:00
Admission: Free
Telephone: +30 2645021465
Address: 1 A. Skiadaresi Str., Lefkada