On Cephalonia there is a museum which is generally unknown to tourists and sometimes to Cephalonians as well. It is a museum dedicated to natural sciences, nature and to the protection of the flora and fauna.
To reach it, you'll have to follow the road towards Sami and drive to Drapano, next to the cemetery (on the other side of the bridge of Argostoli). You will turn always on the right since if you turn left you will arrive at Lixouri. Some hundreds of metres farther, you will have to turn on the left towards Faraklata and Dilinata, big villages opposite and above Argostoli. There you will find indications on how to reach the village of Davgata. Once you arrive there, you won't have any trouble to find the museum (founded in 1996) which is installed in the old primary school .
The museum consists of two rooms : the first one, mainly devoted to fauna, presents big posters showing many different species such as the wild horses of Aenos, the sea turtle Caretta Caretta, the monk seal Monachus Monachus, the birds, the butterflies, the reptiles and little mammals, as well as a view of human activities such as farming and seasonal move to new pastures; you can also see a three-dimensional plan of Cephalonia.
In the second room there is the library , a beautiful collection of fossils, of semi-precious stones, of shells and sponges, as well as other information on fauna (birds, fish, marine mammals...).
Despite the lack of space and means, the museum staff gives its best to welcome the public every day or almost every day. Some works are on sale, such as a magnificent illustrated book on Aenos National Park.