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“A pleasant trip back into the old Kalymnian way of life conducted by a knowledgable guide”
May 24, 2018
“Rare insight into traditional Kalymnian home”
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
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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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
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
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Νικη Σ, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Traditional Kalymnian House, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018
thank you for your beautiful reviews ... we will continue the project in the best way!!
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 .
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
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
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
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