Museums in Thessaly (Pelion, Meteora, etc.)


This is the most important in the region, dating from 1909. It features collections from prehistory to Roman years, such as ceramics, statues, bone tools and weapons.
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This is the most important in the region, dating from 1909. It features collections from prehistory to Roman years, such as ceramics, statues, bone tools and weapons.
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If you're into studying nature, you're going to love this gem of a place. The Centre for Research and Protection of Wild Orchids in Northern Pelion was established in 2012 and lies in the old school of the village of Kerasia, not far from Lake Karla.
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If you're into studying nature, you're going to love this gem of a place. The Centre for Research and Protection of Wild Orchids in Northern Pelion was established in 2012 and lies in the old school of the village of Kerasia, not far from Lake Karla.
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The Elias Lefousis Museum honors one of the great writers of the region. The works of Lefousis were dedicated to revealing life in the rural areas of Thessaly during the 20th century, particularly since the region's liberation from Ottoman times.
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The Elias Lefousis Museum honors one of the great writers of the region. The works of Lefousis were dedicated to revealing life in the rural areas of Thessaly during the 20th century, particularly since the region's liberation from Ottoman times.
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Created in 2010 by members of the Nea Karion Women’s Association, the Folklore Museum presents aspects of the village’s cultural and social life over the past two centuries.
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Housed in the Zoulia mansion, the museum presents artefacts on the economic and cultural development of the area from 1900 and to the mid 20th century.
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Learn more about the lesser kestrel! An information centre about this wondrous bird funded by the EU LIFE programme (LIFE+ 11 ΝΑΤ/GR/001011) was established beside the local high school in the village of Kanalia, not far from Lake Karla.
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Located in the two-storey home of folklorist Kitsos Makris, the center displays his folklore collection, a library with 4,000 volumes of books and his archive,
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Once a soft-drink manufacturing and bottling company, the factories now house exhibitions featuring household objects, manuscripts, old photos as well as machines and contraptions from the Kliafa factories’ history.
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Located in the Varoussi district, the Arts Center boasts a record of the creative life of a number of Greece’s prominent musicians, including Vasili Tsitsani who is a native of Trikala.
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These 3-floor museum has a large collection from different eras. There's a folklore exhibition in the basement, a military exhibition on the ground floor portraying Greece's troubled history, an adjacent section on ancient finds, and an eclectic collection on the first floor.
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In the village of Kanalia near Lake Karla, the Museum of Lake Karla's Civilization offers precious insight on life around the lake before it was drained, how the livelihood of the inhabitants was compromised, and what opportunities exist for its future.
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In the village of Kanalia near Lake Karla, the Museum of Lake Karla's Civilization offers precious insight on life around the lake before it was drained, how the livelihood of the inhabitants was compromised, and what opportunities exist for its future.
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This small museum in picturesque houses many traditional, precious objects, as well as tools, books and relics that represent a window into the past.
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There is an archaeological museum in Almyros with locally found artefacts from the Neolithic, Mycenaean, Geometric, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. The museum building itself is noteworthy too.
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Built in 1970 based on the plans of famed late Greek architect Dimitrios Pikionis, the building houses the Municipal Art Gallery with paintings, sculpture and engravings by important modern Greek artists.
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Drakotripa was known for its sword-smiths in the Ottoman era, followed by stonemasons called Koudari, who spoke their own language like most masons of Epiros. The village has a museum with a library and exhibits from the 18th-19th centuries. There is also a working watermill in Drakotripa worth visiting.
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Krioneri is a village sited on the beautiful plateau of Nevropoli next to Lake Plastira. The village has a Folk and Historical Museum for those interested in learning more about its history. Exhibits include artefacts from its history.
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Leontito in the Athamanon region, surrounded by fir forest and fruit trees, lies at an altitude of 1,000 meters and is 40 km from Mouzaki. The remodelled Public School Building at the village centre is today used as a Library and Folk Art Museum.
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In Moschato which lies in the Plastiras municipality, there is a folk museum of local renown.
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Loutro is an old village of Menelaides Township located 20 km from Karditsa at an altitude of 247 metres. The Community Centre of Loutro contains an exhibition hall and museum of local antiques and traditional tools.
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Moloha has a Folk Museum open all year round that displays antique artefacts and tools.
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There's an interesting folk museum in Portitsa near Mitropoli that has exhibits of traditional tools and handicrafts.
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Learn about the local traditions of the area and get a peek into its heritage at this museum. You may also want to visit the nearby monasteries of Ano Xenia and Kato Xenia.
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The Art Centre next to the Municipal Conservatory. The building contains the Volos Municipal Art Collection (more than 400 paintings, sculptures, hagiographies, ceramics, mosaics, etc. plus temporary exhibitions). The other two floors house the Alexander Damtsas Museum with 500 paintings and gravures.
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Grammatiko is a village on the plains of Thessaly within the Municipality of Tamasi. It is 32 kilometres from Karditsa and just 9 km from Leontari. There is an impressive folk art museum in the Community Centre.
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Located in the beautiful village of Zagora is the old school of Rigas, established in 1777, or the "Greek Museum" as it later became known, represents the oldest school in Pelion. Former students of the school included Rigas Ferreos (leader of the revolution against the Ottoman Turks) and other famous figures.
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This used to be the house of Kitsos Makris house that hosts his valuable archives (photographs, studies, murals, paintings, etc) and now belongs to the Library of the University of Thessaly after the donation of the family in 1989.
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At an altitude of 350 metres and 14 km from Karditsa, the picturesque village of Kanalia is found on the foothills of the Agrafon Mountains is home to the folk artist Kitsos Makris who founded a museum 1979. The museum also displays an interesting array of farm and household tools and a photographic library.
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More of a showroom than a museum, the Society for the Protection on the Monk Seal will educate you on the amazing sea life in the region and open your eyes to this interesting yet pressing aspect of nature.
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Karagouna collections, utensils, costumes and artefacts reflecting the culture of the people called Karagounides, traditionally farmers who worked under Ottoman lords in ancient times. They are known for their ornate costumes, celebrations, Christmas ceremonies, dances, grand widdings, and culinary customs.
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Past Messenikolas lies the picturesque village of Morfovouni or Vounessi, 18 km southwest of Karditsa. The Plastiras Museum has a permanent photo exhibit of Nikolaos Plastiras' life, the illustrious politician whom Lake Plastiras was named after and who came from this village.
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Among the complex of buildings of the Church of Agios Georgios in Rentina there is a Religious Museum. The Museum of the National Resistance is located in the old stone public school building which during the occupation housed the officers training school of the resistance, ELAS.
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At the entrance of the city the refurbished Metaxourgeio – meaning silk factory – has been turned into a silk museum. It used to be owned by the Etmektzoglou Brothers and functioned from 1924-1991.
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Strange tools, handwoven rugs, local embroidery, amusing antiques and odd pots are part of this diverse museum in the quaint town of Sofades which counts 6,500 inhabitants. The town also features some remarkable churches and is near various archaeological ruins.
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Located in the great Topali Mansion built in 1844, the museum boasts an astounding collection of household objects, books, clothing, tools, flags and guns. The Topali Mansion was characterized as a "Work of Art and Historical Preserved Monument" in 1985 by the Greek government.
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This is a very important library with a unique collection of old documents detailing the Greek Revolution. There is also a great display of old books, as well as maps and scientific instruments.
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Thrapsimi within the municipality of Menlaides as a folk museum that features many local traditional tools and crafts.
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Natives of Trikala are proud of their illustrious heritage, and this museum in the Cultural Center unveils their history and local customs and lifestyle. Admire beautiful needlework, antique costumes, pottery artifacts, old maps, and domestic objects used by Trikala’s families in the past.
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