Folklore Museum of Lardos Village

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Folklore Museum of Lardos Village

Folklore Museum of Lardos Village
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Julie
Birstall, UK1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
Small museum with private collection of local history artefacts. For 5€ per person you receive a guided tour from the knowledgeable owner and he will answer any questions you may have about the items on display. He is very passionate about the history of the area and we were shocked and surprised at some of the history he told us. I want to say we did not find him aggressive in any way (as some others have mentioned), he just comes across as truly passionate about his subject. He has written a Lindos history book which you can buy and there are a few other items for sale. Outside there are fruit trees and we were treated to fresh figs sitting under the shade of the trees which was lovely. Please visit and support this small museum, it receives no government funding.
Written August 22, 2020
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Sierfly
Jablonna, Poland438 contributions
Aug 2020
This museum is a private initiative and it is not supported by government or any local authorities. Entrance fee is 5 euro that may seem to be a bit to high at the beginning but once you explore a lot of items (just exposed in a small area) you will find the price rather right. Museum has parts devoted to old times (agricultural activities, everyday life, house decorations, music instruments) but as well more recent, related to Second World War and occupation. Visit could be even more pleasent if host was a bit nicer... he is behaving in quite aggresive way and speaking very loudly (even there was only 2 of us standing in 1m distance from him) that many people may not feel good about and finally leave the place forgetting about interesting things he spoke about! Owner is a Rhodes history passionate who even wrote a book about Lindos municipality that you can purchase and support his activity, and of course - to learn more about Rhodes and Greece's history and national identity that is fading away in typical turistic places like Rhodes...
Written August 8, 2020
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MObelf
Belfast, UK519 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is a wonderful small museum with a very accommodating, friendly, informative guide. It is so interesting to hear the history of the region, see the artefacts used over the centuries and learn a little of the lives of the inhabitants of the island. The visit does not take long, so time on the beach is not sacrificed! One important point, Trip Advisor, the museum IS OPEN every day from 09.00 - 15.00.
Written June 19, 2021
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Jon C
Milton Keynes, UK162 contributions
Sep 2016
After about a mile out of the village on the road to Pefkos and just before a junction there is a crazy golf course with the Folklore Museum opposite. This is well worth a visit to get a taste of the rich history of the Island and their chequered history of occupation by the Turks, Italians and the Nazi's which has shaped what Greece is today. Its owner Panagiotis S Loukaras talks you through the variety of antiquities and photos that tell the stories and the hardship that was endured by the previous few generations. Most of the exhibition has been collated by him independantly of any external funding and has been found across the Island discarded and left to be forgotten. If you are interested in the real history of the Island then this is well worth a visit.
Written September 20, 2016
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CTJodi
Rhodes, Greece150 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
This is a small, but wonderful, museum documenting life in Rhodes, Greece. It is located in the southern part of the island in Lardos, along the main road to Pefkos (and across from the mini-golf course). Exhibits focus primarily on the period from the mid-to-late and 20th centuries. The building, and exhibitions, are the brainchild of Panagiotis, a local historian and writer who designed and runs the museum. He welcomes guests individually and gives them a personal overview of the layout of the exhibits and is always available to answer questions. There is a replica of a Greek home built into the back portion of the museum which is quite fascinating. The array of farming and manufacturing tools, along with items from the war years, are bound to stimulate questions. The grounds are also thoughtfully laid out with more exhibits, trees, and picnic tables.

When I was there, the entrance fee was €3, but a donation in lieu of the entrance fee was accepted. Panagiotis has also written a book on the history of the area, which is for sale at the museum, along with some local crafts and pottery. I highly recommend this museum!
Written September 1, 2014
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Serena C
Cheshire, UK814 contributions
Oct 2020
Quite an interesting place although the person showing us round could have been more accommodating! An eclectic mix of things from the area from the sublime to the ridiculous but good for 3/4 of an hour!
Written November 24, 2020
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Catherine E
Dundee, UK42 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Once again we had the pleasure of visiting the museum and had coffee and a chat with Panagiotis. He makes everyone welcome and it’s such a joy to just sit in the shade and relax. He is a mine of information about the island past and present and I recommend you spend a few hours in his company.
Written June 16, 2019
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Sandy H
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Read reviews about the folklore museum months before I came to Greece and made a point of wanting to visit.
Glad when we accidentally drove past we made the effort to come back.
Went with some locals who remembered things from their childhood. Amazing.
Also recognized some similar items from grandmother had when i was a child in australia.
Owner is fantastic, welcoming and knowledgeable.
Recommend to anyone interested in a little bit of history. Reading is one thing but seeing it in front of your eyes is incredible.
Written September 27, 2018
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Hannie P
Rhodes, Greece32 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Make a little D-tour and stop at this Folklore museum for a drink and a look inside.
The big collection of everyday things used in the past. That is what makes the folklore of the local people come to live. The owner is informative and has a story for each exhibit in the rooms. I specially liked the collection of pictures.
A mother looking at her child sleeping and a farmers wife carrying the water. etc.
Written May 25, 2017
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DebzieJay
Zakynthos, Greece84 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
My daughter and I stumbled on the museum whilst waiting for the rest of the family to play crazy golf (opposite). We got a warm welcome from the lovely man who runs the museum who gave us a guided tour of everything. It's fairly small, and costs 4€ to enter, but is relatively interesting for half an hour or so. There is a small cafe outside and we were given beautiful fresh figs to try! Would definitely pop by again, just to say hello!
Written September 7, 2016
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