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The Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum

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Address: Plateia Rupert Brooke, Greece
Phone Number: 0222/91-232

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If you like Skyros you must visit this museum.

The museum is a family's private collection of important historical artefacts, documents and the very important local folk art that is still going strong to this day. Housed in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2014
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London
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165 reviews 165 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The museum is a family's private collection of important historical artefacts, documents and the very important local folk art that is still going strong to this day. Housed in the family's home and lovingly displayed local pottery, needlework and woodwork that the island is famous for, plus a rather strange and eclectic art made and collected by the most recent... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited the Faltaits museum, which used to be the family home. The artist's wife still is a docent there. We were unfamiliar with his work, but found the collection of antiques and artwork there very interesting. It was also interesting to see the layout of the traditional house.

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Athens, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Absolutely packed with items of great historical and folklore importance. An old manor, which has been renovated to house all these articles, and which is situated in a place with an amazing view. Worth visiting, and it is funded by the petty 2euro entrance fee and the sales from their little souvenir shop.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The museum connects island's past and present throught the private collection of a provost familly; Cloth, furniture, books, tools, arms and some very rare and important documents from the Greek Indipendence War against the turks. A small ticket of 2 euros.Strongly recommended.

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Chania Town, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It has some very important official documents and a bit of everything , folklore, history and art. The building itself is also very beautiful.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Very interesting collection of traditional items and local official documents. It's definitely worth the visit!!

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Holystone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Just go there and commune quietly with Anastasia (the owner). There is too much to describe and too much to 'feel' - so using few words cannot do it justice - JUST GO THERE!!!!

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Small but very nice museum with a multitude of subjects. Folklore, history, art. The personnel were very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I loved the house, an old family house adapted to the first museum of local culture and history in modern Greece. The textiles and objects were fascinating, as was the exhibition of the materials compiled by the current proprietors' father in the war in Asia Minor in 1921 -23. A tragic time. Well worth a visit!

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We liked very much the historical section, related to the early 20 th century minor Asia war? The architecture and decoration of the building were also very nice

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