Ancient theatre in Lefkada

Ancient theatre in Lefkada

Athens, January 21, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

Greek Culture Minister Aristides Baltas announced that archaeological excavations on the Ionian island of Lefkada have brought to light a previously undiscovered and sizeable ancient theatre, the only one in the Ionian Islands. The theatre was excavated in the area of Koulmou hill, about 2 km. from the city of Lefkada. It was build so that the spectators had also sea view.

Archaeologists knew very little about the city’s ancient theatre, which was not mentioned in any ancient sources. Yet they dug  in 13 places, which confirmed the existence of the theatre and uncovered rows of seats, parts of the orchestra and some of the retaining walls for the stage.