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Traditional Kalymnian House

Closed Now: 09:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 20:00
Open today: 09:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 20:00
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A pleasant trip back into the old Kalymnian way of life conducted by a knowledgable guide

This family run collection is housed in an old house and arranging into room settings to show off... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Gordon G
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Rare insight into traditional Kalymnian home

I am so glad we visited this little gem! Carefully selected household items of a traditional... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Natalia D
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Toronto, Canada
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2 Aug 2018
“A pleasant trip back into the old Kalymnian way of life conducted by a knowledgable guide”
24 May 2018
“Rare insight into traditional Kalymnian home”
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The Traditional House of Kalymnos is a privately held folk museum, founded by Mrs. Scylla - Chalkidiou. The aim of the museum is to preserve and promote the Kalymnian lifestyle of the past century. It is located on the southern outskirts of Agioi...more
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

This family run collection is housed in an old house and arranging into room settings to show off aspects of old Kalymnian life. Eirini does a fine job, in English, explaining why the exihibits are there, how life, engagement and marriage, for example, were handled...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gordon G
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

I am so glad we visited this little gem! Carefully selected household items of a traditional Kalymnian home accompanied by a beautiful storytelling by one of the family members. The gift shop offers local herbs, spices, essential oils, crafts, and cosmetic products made right here...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Natalia D
Νικη Σ, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Traditional Kalymnian House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

thank you for your beautiful reviews ... we will continue the project in the best way!!

Reviewed 27 August 2015

Very interesting with a lot of every day subjects of the last decades .Someone can see and know many things of every day life of this hard island . The lady who was giving the presentation (i think only in Greece) was very good .

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Stylianos S
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Don't bother going there. It's like look at someone's grandma 's attic. No explanation on history or what are on display. It's a chaotic display of random sponges, old photos and some costumes. Not worth 3Euros. The Archeology Museum of Kalymnos is so much better...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Great little museum. Irene is really informative and gave a very interesting history of kalymnian culture. She also made fantastic recommendations of what to do on kalymnos, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

A visit to the Folk Museum is a trip back in time, then you will understand the island's history much better, you will be received with genuine Kalymnian kindness and can leisurely enjoy the collection

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank kimit450
Reviewed 9 December 2014

This is a private museum and unique in the sense that the owner has collected artifacts and pictures of the past centuries showing how the interior of the houses was a couple of centuries ago. How the cooking was done, the cribs of the babies...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Maria S
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Loved the way the owner had turned his house into a shrine to the past of the island. Full of information and fascinating artefacts. As we left the owner called us in to the back room and gave us a glass of what he called...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank georgeeast
Reviewed 19 June 2014

An excellent small museum giving a good feel to what life was like in Kalymnos in previous days, from weddings, home life and of course the sponge divers

Date of experience: June 2014
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