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Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum

Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum Review

This museum showcases an outstanding collection of Skyrian decorative arts. Built after Greek Independence by a wealthy family (who still owns the museum), the house is one of the most impressive in Skyros Town. Just as well, as it is nearly overflowing with rare books, costumes, photographs, paintings, ceramics, local embroideries, Greek statues, and other heirlooms. Of particular note are the embroideries, which are famed for their flamboyant colors and vivacious renderings of mermaids, hoopoes (the Skyrians' favorite bird), and mythical human figures whose clothes and limbs sprout flowers. Top treasure among the museum's historical documents is a handwritten copy of the Proclamation of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire. The informative guided tour is well worth the extra euros.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rupert Brooke Sq., Skyros Town, Skyros 34007
  • Phone: 22220/91150
  • Cost: €2, tour €5
  • Hours: Daily 10–2 and 6–9
  • Location: Skyros Town
Updated: 05-26-2011

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