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Kerameies (Greek: Κεραμειές, also Κεραμιές - Keramies) is a community located in the southern part of the island of Kefalonia. It was the seat of the municipality of Leivathos. In the village is the largest school in the area, from kindergarten to high school. It is situated in low hills, at about 140 m elevation. Kerameies is 2 km south of Peratata, 2 km east of Metaxata and 9 km southeast of Argostoli. The village was home to two families of merchants and shipowners, Lykiardopoulos and Vallianos. The Vallianos family is considered a great benefactor of Greece as a result of their donations made to the country, and particularly for the funding of the building of the National Library of Greece in Athens (1888–1903). The village as well as almost the entire island (excluding the Fiskardo area) was struck by the 1953 Ionian Earthquake that shook and destroyed every building in the village.


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Population
Year Population
1981 141
1991 202
2001 379
Notable people

Panayis Athanase Vagliano (1814–1902) merchant and shipowner

External links

Kerameies on GTP Travel Pages (in English and Greek)

See also

List of settlements in Cephalonia

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