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Karya Folklore Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 21:00
Open today: 09:00 - 21:00
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A lovely museum in a lovely village

It's nice to see some of the occupations of people from previous generations and how they lived in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raul G
Homespun museum a must visit if you have ever stitched or crafted anything.

Exhibits of real living... the beds were especially interesting as were some of the clothes. So... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Karya 31080, Greece
+30 2645 041590
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice to see some of the occupations of people from previous generations and how they lived in this area.

Thank Raul G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exhibits of real living... the beds were especially interesting as were some of the clothes. So heavy! Some of the workmanship is exquisite the stitches are tiny and the reverse as neat as the best side. Inspiring if you have ever made anything in your...More

Thank kategibson180
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great little museum. Very interesting insight into pre industrial life on the island. Private museum obviously a labour of love for the curator/owner. Definitely worth a few hours off the beach!

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We passed by car and made stop by the sign. So happy we stoped. A house full of history. Well worth the time!

Thank Brunmalm
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic folklore museum shown by the second generation son and we also got the opportunity to meet his father who started the museum. A really must stop place when at Lefkas

Thank Claes T
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Great insight into the traditional greek way of living. Most practices are no longer used and have been replaced by modern means of production. The town has a few tavernas where you can enjoy a drink and wonderful views towards the mainland.

Thank Bogdan P
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Visited this place with our rep high in the mountains, so a place that hasnt been touched by time. Greeted by a greek man who didnt know a lot of english. He shows us around his grandmothers school of embroidery and his old house which...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Went up into the mountains to Karya and had a look around for something to do. Saw the museum wasn't far so headed up the steep slope. Upon arriving we had a little tour downstairs with a family member before the real tour began upstairs...More

1  Thank MickyH1
Reviewed 20 July 2018

My partner and I visited the Folklore Museum in Karya whilst exploring Lefkada. Quite a walk uphill but worth every step and just 2.5 Euros entrance charge! Lots of old working tools on display, which have been preserved for posterity but the upper part and...More

Thank Lannerfalcon
Reviewed 9 July 2018

In this special area of karya,it is really nice to visit such efforts of combining civilization with tourist exhibition of the local art of sweing!!! The owner of the museum needs to encopropate better ways of disposing Maria's made embrodaries!!! He tries a lot but...More

Thank 14nektarios
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Trevor L
31 December 2016|
Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
Whilst the small road from the village does pass the museum entrance there is no dedicated car park and I don't recall whether the road is quite wide enough to park right outside. Depending on your personal mobility issues... More