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The Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum

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Take the guided tour, so much information

The musuem is overstocked with items. It is really best to take a guided tour (costs a few euros... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2019
RickyA1006
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Qiryat Ata, Israel
Interesting collection to know better the local folklore

A lot of things on exhibit : you have to do your own selection. The lady, voluntary, can give some... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2019
GuyBelgium1943
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| Plateia Brooke, Palaiopyrgos, Skyros Town 340 07, Greece
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Reviewed September 25, 2019

The objects of the celars (statues, paintings,documents, past newspares, literature magazines etc) are being exhibited unrandomly without any reference to contemporary museological concepts. So being there with my 5 old child was a constant abstraction of her in order not to touch or break sth....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

The musuem is overstocked with items. It is really best to take a guided tour (costs a few euros more) so you get an underastnding of the infinite line of exhibits. Allow time afterwards to return on your own to study particulars that intersets you....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

A lot of things on exhibit : you have to do your own selection. The lady, voluntary, can give some good explanations. A little shop with nice things to buy.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

Besides giving you an opportunity of meeting old Greek housing it also holds an extraordinary presentation/ exibition of a local artist.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

I didn't intend to visit The Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum during my trip to Skyros, but when I bumped into Nikos who was at the church near the museum, he invited me to visit it. I'm glad I did, even if I only got...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jeremy V
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

A few meters from the monument erected to honor the English poet Rupert Brooks, on the rocky hill overlooking sea and shore is the renounced Faltaïts private collection. The winter visitor who rings the bell is thrilled to be welcomed by the noble lady herself...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Don’t expect glass cases and dull scholarly labels. Instead look forward to an eclectic array of objects collected by 1 man and added to by a few others. Make sure you go round with one of the guides who add even more colours to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

I took a guided tour of the museum and was really impressed with his work, albeit at times a bit eccentric. However, he was known to be very interested in assisting the local people in maintaining their educational standard by donating books to the town,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank USGuy11
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is a private museum belonging to the Faltaits family showing much of the way Greeks, including Skyrians, lived a century and more ago. What strikes the visitor is the richness of the exhibits in this museum and the difference between it and most of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Krasimir K
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This museum is in reality the personal books,items, paintings etc. The whole life of Mr. Faltaits. If you come in Skyros worth a visit, it has a tremendes historical archive and also you can see the traditional house of skyros.

Date of experience: August 2018
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