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Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum

  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's 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 Top treasure among the museum's historical documents is a handwritten copy of the Proclamation of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire.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.

Sight Information

Address:

Rupert Brooke Sq., Skyros Town, Skyros, 34007, Greece

Phone:

22-2209–1150; 22-2209–1232

Website: www.faltaits.gr

Sight Details:

  • €2, tour €5
  • Daily 10–2 and 6–9

Published 07/23/2015

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