Karya Folklore Museum
Karya Folklore Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Joely88
St Austell, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Visited the museum and we were surprised and delighted at what we found.
The island is a very laid back and relaxed place and there are not many places to visit inland. But this was a gem.
Very cheap at just 3euros each. Takes a round an hour.
Great history , and family members still involved to explain everything and show you around.
We loved our visit and would recommend it.
Written June 29, 2022
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45colin_
London, UK13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
The village in a gem and a meal in the square is a great place to eat. The museum is unusual and interesting but the man who shows you round has little english which is unusual for most people on the island. It's a pity that at the end of the visit you are made to feel guilty if you son't buy some lace which has been made by his daughter. However it dose show you the interior of an old village house and how primitive living conditions were.
Written August 30, 2016
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Diana
Slovenia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Story of Ount Maria and her school of laces. The house is a surprise. You don't expect such architecture when you enter. It is interesting to see how the people of Lefkada lived in the past. Very good preserved.
Written October 8, 2020
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Margaret A
Palo Alto, CA49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
When you are in the sweet little village of Karya, and you see the street sign for the Folklore Museum, follow them! An elderly man will be there and will point out a few historical objects, such as a wine press, etc., and then you go into the house his one-handed ?grandmother ?great-grandmother lived in. His English consists of approximately one word: "Sorry". This means, excuse me, or do you mind, or wait a minute, or come here and I will show you the next thing. It is fascinating to see all the extraordinary embroidery, done so precisely - with only one hand - that you can't tell the back from the front. He will put you in his own living museum, teaching you for a moment the correct way to sit and sew with one hand. It is sweet and worthwhile.
Written September 2, 2019
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Bogdan P
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
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.
Written September 17, 2018
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MickyH1
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
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 with an elderly guy who turned out to be Maria's son.
Maria was a one armed very skilled embroider and her work is amazing. Her son sits you down and you are given some historical facts to read before starting the tour. We did the tour with another family and laughed all the way through, the guide was amazing. It costs 5€ per couple and has been the highlight of our holiday, something we'll never forget.
Written August 15, 2018
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14nektarios
Athens, Greece61 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
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 he is really unprofessional in a way that minimizes the advantages of the exhibition!!!!
In conclusion,continuing efforts may raise the pleasure effect to the visitors of such a rare exhibition!!!!
Written July 9, 2018
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Trevor L
Brighton, England, United Kingdom25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
We spent a couple of hours in the company of a very nice and knowledgable chap who had lived in the museum (it was his home) a most rewarding visit,and we will go again in the future.one note of caution there are a lot of steps to climb but it’s worth it
Written March 3, 2018
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Rachel A
Manchester, UK73 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Although this place tells you it is open from 9..00 until 21.00, when there is no-one there except a big dog, which was not too friendly, it is hard to actually go in there.
In all fairness we were there at the end of the season, so perhaps they were fed up waiting for no-one to come, but even a notice on the door saying 'sorry we are closed' would have helped.

Not well signposted in the first place- a common problem on this island- we walked up a very steep climb to get there, when we could have gone round the other way for a less precipitous version.

The village is beautiful, and I am sure this museum would have been fascinating, and worth the 5 Euros entry- had they actually been there!
Written October 23, 2017
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Kamil
Slovakia115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
We are still laughing. The landlord is everything - owner, guide, clerk, fan of Maria Koutso Hero and enthusiast. His english abilities equal to five phrases - Maj mader, maj vater, no foto, foto, plis. Despite of these facts we definitely recommed the visit. 4€ for unforgettable experience. No kidding. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👌👍
Written September 4, 2017
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