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GREECE > IONIAN > KEFALONIA > ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENTS
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENTS
CYCLOPS WALLS
The Cyclops Walls are saved in a ground along the ancient Krani, 3km east of Argostoli. They are made of gigantic rocks and are dated from the 7th - 6th BC century.
According to the archaeologist Marinatos, the valley of Krania was one of the main regions in the ancient town. Today, only part of it is saved and the walls, which are named Cyclops due to their shape. They are considered important due to the information they give us for the art of the fortresses from Mycenaec era.

MYCENAEC GRAVE IN POROS
The recent archaeological excavations brought into light a dome-shaped grave of Mycenaec period, found in Broutzi location in Tzanata. The grave is the biggest and best saved from all in the island. It has a diameter of 6,80m and it is built in a rocky flat of the hill. Inside the grave were found many larnaces dated from 1.400 to 1.000BC. This grave shows the existence of a strong Mycenaec civilization, probably of Ithaca of Homer.

THE GRAVES OF LAKYTHRA
The graves of Lakythra are dated from 1250 – 1150BC. The findings are of high importance and belong to Mycenaec civilization. More than 400 vessels were found. Psevdostomi vessels, big vessels (kratires) and other smaller characteristic of the Mycenaec tradition.

GRAVES IN MAZARAKATA
It is an ancient cemetery discovered in 1908 by the archaeologist from Kefalonia P. Kavvadias. It is located 9km from Argostoli and has 16 caves, with 83 graves found inside of them. These cave graves were found unbroken, full of vessels with beautiful colours, tiles, tesseras, patens, golden sheetings and components of glass. Most of these findings are exhibited in the archaeological museum of Argostoli.

ROMAN MANSION
The remains of a roman mansion were discovered in location Skala, the northest village of Kefalonia, during the 1956 excavations. Highly impressive are the mosaic floors, preserved in a pretty good condition, dated from the 3rd century.
One of the mosaics is showing the immolation of three animals (of a bull, a wild pig and a ram), while in the second floor is an allegoric picture of Fthonos, presenting himself as a young woman suffering, when seeing other people’s happiness.
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