Fodor's Expert Review Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum

Skyros Town Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

Built after Greek Independence by a wealthy family (who still owns the museum), the house is one of the most impressive in Skyros Town and 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 Top treasure among the museum's historical documents is a handwritten copy of the Proclamation of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire.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.

Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

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Rupert Brooke Sq.
Skyros Town, Skyros  34007, Greece

22-2209–1150

www.faltaits.gr

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Rate Includes: €2, tour €5

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