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Archaeological & Folklore Museum

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Address: Symi, Greece
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Pretty interesting - good for a visit if you're killing time

A view into some of the traditional costumes and history of Symi , this is a lowkey tiny museum so doesn't take long to meander around. Only around a few euros or so to enter so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
Exeter, United Kingdom

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A view into some of the traditional costumes and history of Symi , this is a lowkey tiny museum so doesn't take long to meander around. Only around a few euros or so to enter so great for killing time or if you're particularly interested in local history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went back to see Natasha specifically to buy another of her excellent paintings. The biggest problem is finding one that will fit in your suitcase! The museum itself is very interesting and full of local history, photographs and artefacts. There is a large selection of original artwork and paintings available to buy, all created by the lovely Natasha and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This Museum and the Marine Museum along with a sort of gift shop are all included in the 3 euro admission price. The tell the story of the boatbuilding and sponge industry of time gone by in Symi. well worth a visit either on a showery day or for a short respite on a hot day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

An intrresting museum where we had a fascinating insight into the history of symi.we were very kindly shown round and given great info re the histiry

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

However the folklore museum is located in the port from. 2014, the archeological museum in horio is still worth visiting

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

Symi has a history since Homeric times and the little museum gives you the sense of the long history of the island. The building in which it is housed is a typical local bourgeois house with folklore.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

They have some cute stuff, presented nicely and more or less labeled. If you have never been to a Greek island or rural Greece in general, the folklore museum is definitely of interest.

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