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Traditional Kalymnian House

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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A pleasant trip back into the old Kalymnian way of life conducted by a knowledgable guide

This family run collection is housed in an old house and arranging into room settings to show off... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Gordon G
Warrington, United Kingdom
Rare insight into traditional Kalymnian home

I am so glad we visited this little gem! Carefully selected household items of a traditional... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
Natalia D
Toronto, Canada
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Aug 2, 2018
“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
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gordon G
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

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
Thank Natalia D
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!!

Reviewed August 27, 2015

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 .

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Stylianos S
Reviewed August 4, 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Great little museum. Irene is really informative and gave a very interesting history of kalymnian culture. She also made fantastic recommendations of what to do on kalymnos, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 13, 2015

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

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank kimit450
Reviewed December 9, 2014

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

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Maria S
Reviewed July 2, 2014

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

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank georgeeast
Reviewed June 19, 2014

An excellent small museum giving a good feel to what life was like in Kalymnos in previous days, from weddings, home life and of course the sponge divers

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank MikeH774
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