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Karya Folklore Museum

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Karya Folklore Museum

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The cruise departs from Nidri, passing many bays and villages, including Vasiliki and sailing round the southern tip of Lefkas islnad, known as Sappho’s leap. The first stop is at the stunning bay of Porto Katsiki and the imposing Egremni beach. Your journey continues on to Fiskardo Kefalonia, a picturesque fishing village and the only one left standing following the catastrophic earthquake of 1953. <br>The next stop is on the island of Ithaki, believed to be the home of Odysseus. Here you can visit the museum, have lunch and perhaps another swim.<br>On the return journey the captain will take the baot inside the famous Papanikolis’ cave, where a submarine lay hidden during the 2nd World War.<br>The last part of the cruise takes you around island of Scorpios, otherwise known as the Onassis island. Here you will be told the history of the tragic family and there will be time for a last swim.<br>Return to Nidri passing the island of Madouri or Poet’s island.
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Diana wrote a review Oct 8
Slovenia37 contributions14 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kate7316 wrote a review Jun 2020
United Kingdom89 contributions17 helpful votes
Nice surprise - interesting museum in Karya Tour is short in a good sense. You can see lots of things and see how people used to work and live back at those days.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Margaret A wrote a review Sep 2019
Palo Alto, California49 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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gikneo00 wrote a review Aug 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom25 contributions8 helpful votes
And I mean it. He is the owner of the museum and in a way part of its interesting history. Technically the whole museum is his ex-house as well and if you combine this with the fact that his family took great care of their belongings (clothing/furniture/area/machinery) then you will have an authentic 200 year old journey of how people lived back then. Pro tip: Make sure you DO as the respectable old guy who runs the museums tells you as he knows indeed how to run the tour after all these years. At the end of the tour (10-15mins) he will awkwardly try to sell you his daughters textiles, but I believe this is due to his family pride and not for profit reasons as the museum is popular enough in Lefkada.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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John K wrote a review Jul 2019
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This private museum is owned and operated by someone that loves the history of this small Greek village - Karya. My family has comes from this village and the museum represents us in the best possible way. It is a must see!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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