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Ecological and Folklore Museum

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Address: Ano Meria, 840 11, Greece
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It is an old traditional house with all its equipment. It is nice to see it. there are ladies more than willing to show you around and explain you how people used to live in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
Chrissie2012
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

It is an old traditional house with all its equipment. It is nice to see it. there are ladies more than willing to show you around and explain you how people used to live in the island before tourism.

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Baden, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Well prepared and good display on how was the life on the island. Worth to stop by . Very nice help and description by the custodian. Thanks

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

The museum offers extremely informative insights into the islanders' life now and then. Do not miss out to buy the guide-brochure

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Thank macfab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Making all Greeks proud ! What an amazing museum! It is a true gem to the Cycladic and Mediterranean culture. People from abroad need more of this beautiful places.

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Thank Alice G
Patras, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I love quirky little folklore museums like this, that really open your eyes to the life and the history and the civilization of the land and the people around you. The tour of the little settlement is interesting and informative and there are lots of little household items from across the centuries, all donated by local families, which are fascinating... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. The "museum" consists of two buildings, a yard and plenty of objects. One of the building is from the 20th century and one much older. You'll see the living quarters and farmer's equipment of an old greek family, the friendly guide showed us where the family baked bread, made wine, olive oil and collected grains.... More 

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

We walked from Hora to Ano Meria to find the museum and though it was not open, a local man gave us a tour and in spite of no common language, we understood almost everything he explained. He was lovely. Worth a stop

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

This folklore museum is OK, but really is only for hardcore history buffs. Otherwise, it serves as a key photo op location because its view back to the main cliff is fantastic. Unfortunately in recent years, an additional building which seems residential has been constructed directly in front of what used to be a clear shot. Sigh.....I am done. The... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Very interesting to see how people lived on the island in the 17th century to not long ago Not really a museum as such and really takes half an hour to see it all - donation only Very informative English speaking guide(who travelled on the bus from Chora with us!) But, it is out of the 'village' and there isn't... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

The museum is located in Ano Meria. This summer it is open from 17:00-20:00. The museum opening hours can be found next to the bus timetables at Karavostasis and Chora. To get to the museum you can take the bus from Chora to Ano Meria. Alternatively, you can get there on foot from Chora (~one hour and a half). We... More 

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