Folklore Museum in Polygyros

Poliyiros Chalkidiki


The Poligiros Folklore Museum was opened in May 1998 on the initiative of the Women's Voluntary Association for Community Development, a local group that has been organising folklore-related events for the past twenty years.

The exhibits have all been donated by residents and citizens of Poligiros. Those on the first floor are so arranged as to recreate the interior of an urban house of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, with reception rooms (a salon with sofas and a low round table, a dining room, and the rest of the furniture that an urban house in Macedonia was expected to have), bedrooms (with metal bedsteads, wardrobes, and bedding), the everyday sitting-room, the kitchen (complete with cooking utensils, cauldrons, baking trays, a fireplace), and another room containing the traditional loom. Authentic costumes from the wider area of Poligiros are displayed in various corners of the house.

On the ground floor, visitors may admire agricultural implements used for ploughing, sowing, reaping, threshing, and the olive harvest, and more traditional costumes from the town and the countryside.

Opening Hours: By appointment

Admission: Free
Published: 1 Jun. 2010
Published by: MyTraveler

Where to stay

accommodations located nearby

More Holiday Ideas

what else you can see here around