Folklore Museum of Skopelos

FOLKLORE MUSEUM OF SKOPELOS, MUSEUMS SKOPELOS, CULTURE SKOPELOS, SIGHTSEEINGS SKOPELOS, TRADITIONS SKOPELOS, CUSTOMS SKOPELOS MUSEUM OF SKOPELOS Skopelos is an island with excellent cultural heritage. Ιmaginative myths enrich the island’s history. Traditions and customs makes life in Skopelos very interesting. So, not only you can visit the magnificent beaches but you can also visit Skopelos museums. […]

FOLKLORE MUSEUM OF SKOPELOS, MUSEUMS SKOPELOS, CULTURE SKOPELOS, SIGHTSEEINGS SKOPELOS, TRADITIONS SKOPELOS, CUSTOMS SKOPELOS

MUSEUM OF SKOPELOS

Skopelos is an island with excellent cultural heritage. Ιmaginative myths enrich the island’s history. Traditions and customs makes life in Skopelos very interesting. So, not only you can visit the magnificent beaches but you can also visit Skopelos museums.

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FOLKLORE MUSEUM OF SKOPELOS

Folklore Museum of Skopelos (tel. +30 2424023494) is located in Chora, near the OTE building. It has been operating officially since August 1992, where it opened its doors to the public.

The Museum is housed in a three-storey building, an old mansion dating back to 1795. The Hadjistamatis – Nikolaidis family donated this particular house to the Municipality of Skopelos. This building suffered a lot of damage with the earthquakes of 1963 but in 1971 it was restored, always maintaining its traditional color both in its interior and exterior.

Skopelos Chora has been characterized as a “traditional settlement”, as it has maintained its original style over the years.

 

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The Folklore Museum of Skopelos is a fully equipped mansion of the last century that exudes the lifestyle of a daily family. The Skopelites gladly donated textiles, embroidery, paintings, tools, furniture, everyday items and furniture. A large part of this traditional collection has also been donated by the Nicolaides family.

On the ground floor of the Museum you will admire the traditional bridal costume of Skopelos and all the dowry the bride had prepared. There are still many woven and black and white photographs. The woman keeping the Greek flag at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta wore the traditional bridal costume of Skopelos .

On the upper two floors of the building you will have the opportunity to see both the collection of traditional pottery by the Rodios family and the collection of embroidery by the Georgara family.

THE COLLECTION OF THE SKOPELOS FOLKLORE MUSEUM

The authentic collection of the Folklore Museum of Skopelos is enriched with the popular carved knives of Yannis Lemonis. This artist is famous for his knives, which have an animal horn handle. They also engrave on their metal the quartet poems dedicated to us by our great poet George Seferis.

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The well-known shipbuilder Mr. Triantafyllos Boudalas has donated an excellent collection of handmade boats. His most important work is the representation of the tarsana, a terminology for the traditional shipyard.

All the items on display at our museum showcase folk art and the island’s traditional customs. Moreover, all the furnishings reflects the lifestyle and culture of Skopelos during the last century.

The Folklore Museum of Skopelos operates morning and afternoon. To continue with the specific museum involves and actually leading in various cultural events and educational programs.

 

Skopelos.com – Skopelos Blog

Author – Adrina Hotels Skopelos – www.Adrina.gr 

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