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Maritime and Sponge Museum

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Interesting little local museum

Very interesting museum about the sponge and salted fish industry as well as the history of old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AClearBlue
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Granada, Spain
Learn the history of the sponge industry

Very interesting,.hundreds of people involved in the natural sea sponge industry..very dangerous... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Chris T
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Mount Forest, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum about the sponge and salted fish industry as well as the history of old and new Koutali settlements. The exhibits were collected with meraki and put together in a small but modern space. I was always fascinated by this lost and dangerous...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Very interesting,.hundreds of people involved in the natural sea sponge industry..very dangerous profession. Lost industry,there is also the last sponge boat on display in harbour. Check out times as closed first time we went

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 2 October 2016

our visit to the Maritime and Sponge Museum was really interesting and educational - both for myself and my elementary school-aged children. We learned of the history of the area by a well-informed guide. Am glad we took the time to visit!

Thank Miriam Y
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You must visit the museum as well as the location, The village Nea Koutali. Breathtaking sea view. Nice people. Delice food. I ve been there watching full moon rises behind the hill that lays by the seaside..so romantic!!!!

Thank Fay F
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very modern museum and when we visited it had a local teacher who was working there who had a good command of english and so was able to tell us more about sponge fishing.

1  Thank Jack1969
Reviewed 19 April 2016

i went to the musuem last september and was greeted by the host rhania the museum guide. she has the most delightful demenour and is full of the knowledge of the martime and the cultural history of lemnos. the lives of the sponge fishermen is...More

2  Thank happyah1
Reviewed 29 September 2015

A very small museum, with a lady that is explaining the history of Nea Koutali, as well as the history of sponge gathering. The lady guide is excellent (she is bilingual, Greek, English).

4  Thank Konstantia N
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