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Karlovasi Tannery Museum

Pythagoras Street, Karlovasi 832 00, Greece
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Unknown history

Would not have known about this history of Samos. Take a break from the beach -Very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Penny S
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Calgary, Canada
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A very interesting small museum

This is a good way to learn about the local history of this beautiful town. The tannery business... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2016
JohnPatsi
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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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The unique Tannery Museum, housed in the newly-renovated Talampekos-Sinadinos leather factory, opened its doors to the public in 2009. The building dates back to the start of the 20th century. Today, this building is owned by the Aegean University but granted to the local municipality to accommodate the museum.The hide splitting machine is a piece of equipment found on site but the other exhibits have been donated.Between 1880-1930, leather production & trading was a growing industry. In Karlovasi, 50 local businesses flourished. Today, only remnants of these structures exist along the coastal road in and around the Riva area.
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2 weeks ago
“Unknown history ”
Oct 26, 2016
“A very interesting small museum”
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Pythagoras Street, Karlovasi 832 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would not have known about this history of Samos. Take a break from the beach -Very interesting and definitely worth the visit.

Thank Penny S
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a good way to learn about the local history of this beautiful town. The tannery business has made the fortunes of this town over several generations. It is a piece of history that no longer exists in this town but tanning leather has...More

Thank JohnPatsi
Reviewed April 21, 2015

the museum is very small, modern, simple and sunny. parking is very easy, and it is easy to find. we met someone there who was very helpful and explained a few things to us, to give a personal perspective. Worth for a half hour visit

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed August 14, 2014

A small museum 50 meters from the Aegean that shows the process of taking raw leather and transforming it into a tanned hide. This was the main industry of this town so they take special pride in this. worth a quick visit

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Nice space and so much history there. West Samos was once the commercial and businesses center of the north east Aegean. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Aristos M
Reviewed April 15, 2012

The museum documents the tannery process, the way it was done when this industry flourished in Karlovasi, over 70 years ago. After a visit to this museum, let your imagination take you down memory lane, standing among the remnants of the tannery buildings situated along...More

3  Thank naturesearch
Reviewed April 15, 2012

The unique Tannery Museum, housed in the newly-renovated Talampekos-Sinadinos leather factory, opened its doors to the public in 2009. The building dates back to the start of the 20th century. Today, this building is owned by the Aegean University but granted to the local municipality...More

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