Glossa Folklore Museum of Skopelos

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MUSEUMS OF SKOPELOS

Skopelos Island is not only an island rich in natural beauties. This lush island has also a rich cultural heritage. In fact, Skopelos has to offer numerous magnificent surprises to visitors. Except the magical beaches and the amazing landscapes, Skopelos has a very interesting culture and history. If you are interesting in learning more for island’s traditions and customs we advise you to visit the museums of Skopelos.

In Skopelos Chora is the Folklore Museum of Skopelos, the Vakratsa Mansion and the house of Pavlos Nirvana. While in Glossa Village there is Folklore Museum of Glossa.

GLOSSA VILLAGE

Glossa Village is the second large settlement of Skopelos Island. It is in the northwest side of Skopelos island.The traditional Glossa Village, built at an altitude of about 300 meters above Loutraki Port. It has also the name balcony of the Aegean since it offers unique views and magnificent sunsets.
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GLOSSA FOLKLORE MUSEUM OF SKOPELOS

Glossa Folklore Museum of Skopelos (tel. +30 24240 23494) is located in Glossa VillageYou will find it above the Church of Koimiseos tis Theotokou.

Opening of the Folklore Museum of Glossa took place in 2002. Exhibits are related to different everyday uses of a household, embroidery and textiles, furniture and chests as well as traditional costumes.

Essentially, it’s an old two-story traditional house that has been turned into a museum. The museum deservedly represents the decoration and the traditional architecture of Skopelos.

At Glossa Folklore Museum of Skopelos there are exposed many traditional costumes of Skopelos as well as authentic traditional furniture. By visiting the museum you will come closer to island’s culture and customs. Moreover you will take a closer look at the old everyday household items and explore the history and cultural heritage Glossa village.

There are still some valuable items either from porcelain or other similar materials that sailors bought for their trips and brought as gifts to their families. Housewives used to display them in a visible spot at the top of the inner staircase. In this way, they wanted to demonstrate their economic prosperity.

Folklore Museum of Glossa operates during the summer season, both in mornings and  evenings. However, you should have contacted the responsible person prior to your scheduled visit.

You will also find the Hellenic Foundation’s Museum of Cultural Heritage in Glossa.

 

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