Karya Folklore Museum

Karya Folklore Museum: Hours, Address, Karya Folklore Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Karya Folklore Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Diana
Slovenia37 contributions
Interesting history
Sep 2020 • Couples
Story of Ount Maria and her school of laces. The house is a surprise. You don't expect such architecture when you enter. It is interesting to see how the people of Lefkada lived in the past. Very good preserved.
Written 8 October 2020
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Kate7316
United Kingdom92 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2020 • Couples
Nice surprise - interesting museum in Karya Tour is short in a good sense. You can see lots of things and see how people used to work and live back at those days.
Written 23 June 2020
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Margaret A
Palo Alto, CA49 contributions
Great little museum - quite a surprise!
Aug 2019
When you are in the sweet little village of Karya, and you see the street sign for the Folklore Museum, follow them! An elderly man will be there and will point out a few historical objects, such as a wine press, etc., and then you go into the house his one-handed ?grandmother ?great-grandmother lived in. His English consists of approximately one word: "Sorry". This means, excuse me, or do you mind, or wait a minute, or come here and I will show you the next thing. It is fascinating to see all the extraordinary embroidery, done so precisely - with only one hand - that you can't tell the back from the front. He will put you in his own living museum, teaching you for a moment the correct way to sit and sew with one hand. It is sweet and worthwhile.
Written 2 September 2019
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gikneo00
Cambridge, UK24 contributions
One of the most unique tour-guide ever!
Aug 2019
And I mean it. He is the owner of the museum and in a way part of its interesting history. Technically the whole museum is his ex-house as well and if you combine this with the fact that his family took great care of their belongings (clothing/furniture/area/machinery) then you will have an authentic 200 year old journey of how people lived back then.

Pro tip: Make sure you DO as the respectable old guy who runs the museums tells you as he knows indeed how to run the tour after all these years.

At the end of the tour (10-15mins) he will awkwardly try to sell you his daughters textiles, but I believe this is due to his family pride and not for profit reasons as the museum is popular enough in Lefkada.
Written 18 August 2019
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John K
1 contribution
Great little private museum. A must visit!
Jul 2019 • Family
This private museum is owned and operated by someone that loves the history of this small Greek village - Karya. My family has comes from this village and the museum represents us in the best possible way. It is a must see!
Written 15 July 2019
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Plaka10
Settle, UK14 contributions
A really interesting building and artefacts
Jul 2019 • Couples
We spent a wonderful time being shown around this amazing building full of wonderfully interesting artifacts. Definitely worth a visit. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide - the son of the owner.
Written 14 July 2019
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Sotiris V
Sydney, Australia762 contributions
Great museum on Embroidery...
Jun 2019 • Friends
The museum is run by a father and son whose previous generation lived in the building andwas the shool for learning local embroidary. There are lots of old artifacts from years gone-by showing how village people lived and worked. The main ebent is the emboidery work and history of the school. Very interesting and amazing workmanship. If you like embdoidery i would highly recommend a visit. Also if you wish to see how people lived 100 years ago with mobiles, tvs and elecricity. We enjoyed the visit and especially the history talk by the father.
Written 30 June 2019
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ronatal g
Ashdod, Israel6 contributions
Folks indeed
Jun 2019 • Couples
We stopped without planning, just drove to the village and came across the sign.
The museum is operated by a local family with strong connection to the place, and we felt it immediately. The Father & his son are very emotional & gives personal experience.
You can see very old farming & carpenter tools, a unique knitting & weaving technique invented at this house . The entrance fee is symbolic.
Very recommend if you like to learn about life at this region .
Written 22 June 2019
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Smallchef
7 contributions
Must see in Lefkada
May 2019 • Couples
Amazing life of the Lefkadians. Must see place! The kitten was so cude, the owner is very friendly.Thank you for the assist.
Written 2 May 2019
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Heather S
Lincoln, UK13 contributions
Weird, but good to learn more about the culture
Oct 2018 • Couples
It’s an odd little place that’s a bit worn, but the owner is really friendly and accommodating, plus it gave us an indoor spot to avoid the heavy rain! It’s a bit of a mixed bag, the historic information about local weaving wasn’t really my thing (although it was beautiful) but there is more to this place as we were shown the living accommodation of a traditional village house. Worth a visit and very reasonably priced
Written 28 December 2018
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