The second largest island after Crete, in Greek archipelagos and the third after Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. It is separated from the mainland of Greece with the Evian Gulf.

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Museums


 

Archaeological Museum of Eretria

The Archaeological Museum of Eretria located in Eretria in the Evian regional unit of Central Greece. The museum was established in 1960, and was enlarged during 1961 and 1962. It underwent further renovation and extension between 1987 and 1991 by the 11th Ephorate of Antiquities of the Greek Archaeological Service in collaboration with the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece.

The museum, which is located adjacent to the archaeological site of Eretria, contains artifacts unearthed at Xeropolis, the cemetery of Skoumbri, Palaia Perivolia, and Toumba in Lefkandi, at Paliochora and Geraki hill in Amarynthos and at Eretria and Magoula. Many of its artifacts found in Eretria though are on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens and in the Louvre in Paris. Two rooms exhibit the important finds from Eretria as well as those from Lefkandi and Amarynthos.  Several scultpures and inscriptions are displayed in the adjacent gallery and in the garden.

(Tel.: + 30 2229062206)

 

Housed in a neoclassical building it was first time opened in 1960 to 1981, and was closed due to the damage caused by an earthquake, and reopened again in May 1991. The outer face of the building is divided by the ashlar, the polygonal base of the building. There pediment in the center of the facade. The building is tiled. The exhibits are dated from the Paleolithic to the Late Roman period from excavations in Evia.

 

The collections of the museum among others include: 

• Early findings from the settlement and cemetery of Manika

• Mycenaean pottery and figurines

• Geometric collection - ceramic and bronze figurines

• Honorary resolutions

• Roman votive sculptures from Chalkida and N. Lampsacus

• Collection of Classical and Hellenistic coins from Chalkis and Eretria

• Honorary decrees

Opening hours:
01 Jun - 31 Oct Tue-Sun, 0900-1600
01 Nov - 31 May Tue-Sun, 0800-1500

Built: 1902, Renovated: 1990

(Tel.: +30 2221025131)

Archaeological Museum Karystou

Housed in the western wing of the Yiokaleion Foundation building, (legacy of the benefactor Nikolaos Giokalas – built on Maximilianou Square in 1959).  The building also houses a library and a theatre hall.

The local archeological department organizes guided tours of the Archaeological Museum, while both the library and the theatre operate under the supervision of the municipality of Karystos.

 

The archaeological collections include:

· Sculptures from the wider area of Karystos (Classical-Hellenistic-Roman era)

· Archaeological finds from the site of the Dragon houses (Mount Ochi and Styra area)

·         Inscriptions from the wider area of Karystos

·         Clay figurines from different areas in Karystos.

(Tel.: +30 22240 22472)

Archaeological Museum Of Skyros

The two halls of the museum display exhibits that come from various archaeological sites on the island and date from the Protohelladic period (2800-1900 BC) to the Roman era.

 

The museum displays many collections:


Pottery dating back the Protohelladic era (2800-1900 BC) from the town of Skyros, the settlement of Palamari
Pottery from the Mycenaean period (1600-1100 BC) from various sites of the island
Proto-geometric pottery (11th-9th c. BC) from the coastal cemeteries  
Findings from the proto-geometric and geometric period (900-800 BC)
Findings of the Roman and Archaic period (5th-1st BC)
The museum hosts a remarkable collection of folk-art.

(Tel.: + 30 2222091327)

Folkloric Museums
 

Folklore Museum of Chalkida

Founded in 1981 by the Company Evian Studies and the Municipality of Halkida. Housed in three rooms remaining from the historic castle Negroponte Frankish or Egrimpoz Turks. It houses more than 1,200 exhibits, of valuable works of the hands of the people of Evia, objects of everyday work and belongings of our ancestors.

Exhibits 

• Weapons / Armour• Household items• Furniture• Clothing/Costumes• Books collection• Embroideries/ Woven fabrics• Tools• Icons• Pottery(Amphoras)

Periods of the exhibits 

• Classical period, 480-323 BC• Post-Byzantine period, 1453-1821• Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC• Modern and contemporary Greece, 1821-today

(Tel: +30 22210 21817)

Folkloric Museum Psachnon

The three-storey building offers visitors a variety of objects which give insight to what life must have been like throughout the region during the past two centuries. The museum dislays Traditional costumes, housewares, farmers’ tools, antique furniture and an authentic wood oven are just some of the exhibits on display.


Tel: +30 2228024080

Folklore Museum of Kymi

The museumis internationally recognized and is cooperates with other universities, research centers, museums, libraries, with the International Council of Museums (ICOM), art galleries and individuals scientists to carry out research objectives.

It offers its guests multilingual informative guide. Has participated in exhibitions and television shows in Greece and abroad. Has significant publishing activity and is visited by many students at school organized visits, contributing significantly to the cultural tourism in the region.
The museum has a rich collection of pottery, woodwork, metalwork, folk paintings (works G.D 'Esposito, Sot. Chrysanthopoulos), stone carving and weaving / embroidery - Apparel. In the museum there is also a library with files and photographic laboratory.
In the garden of the museum there has been constructed circular outdoor theater with 250 seats, which have held many events such as theatrical performances, lectures, concerts of classical music and artistic Greek song and cinema from the Film Club's Association.
The Museum has documented its collection, which maintains scientifically. The multipurpose room is used for lectures, seminars, art exhibitions, educational programs for adults and students for uses necessary and complementary function of the museum, according to the perceptions of modern Museology. In the village Pyrgos Kimi's in the Mansion House of Chrysanthopoulos operates a new annex of the museum, with its collection of popular artist of the 19th century Sotiris Chrysanthopoulos. The collection contains photographs, murals, reliefs and a library consisting of old editions.

(Tel: +30 2222022011)

Folklore Museum Faltaits Skyros

It was founded in 1964 and is one of the first local Historical - Folkloric museums in Greece. Created with the aim of rescuing Skyrian heritage.
Housed in the old mansion house of "Faltaidon", whose roots are lost in Byzantium. The museum dominates on the northeastern edge of the island, built on the biggest tower of ancient Pelasgian walls of the island - the Paleopirgos, as the islanders name it. Loaded the legend and the history, the location, was once an ancient temple and had included the full traditional culture and history of the island from the post-Byzantine to modern times.
(Tel: +302222091232 /  
www.faltaits.gr)

Folkloric Museum Limnis

It is a vivid expression of a large part of the folk tradition this picturesque town in northern Evia. Housed in a two storey traditional building donated by Catherine Flokou, offspring of an important and strong naval family.
On the first floor displays the archaeological collection of Limni, including vases, coin collection, and architectural, funerary inscriptions of classical, Hellenistic and Roman period. The ground floor has the Historical Archive of Limni and elements of local folk tradition.
(Tel+302227031335)

Folklore Museum of Ag. Anna

In Agia Anna since 1981, the folklore museum with traditional costumes, jewelry, textiles, agricultural and other household tools and objects used in everyday life the residents. Recently, the museum moved to a better and more comfortable space and was enriched with more exhibits, a rich collection of traditional life.
(Tel: +30 2227031335)

Folklore Museum Amarynthos

The folklore museum belongs to the club of women of Amarynthos and includes exhibits and collections of traditional life (costumes farm and forage tools and everyday utensils, etc.)

(Tel: +30 2228071388-51220)

 

 

Folklore Museum Agios Ioannis Aliveriou


Recently founded, the folklore museum in Agios Ioannis exhibits a vast colletion of objects from agricultural and livestock lifes of the residents. Displayed: the farmer, the shepherd and weaver, who revive through the utensils, tools and furniture from the hard life of the past.

(Tel: +30 6934412044)

Folkloric museum Kapsalis

A tasteful collection of folk art, representative of the tradition of the inhabitants of South Evia. In the museum exists collections of local costumes. It also includes the tradition and the culture and the history of the region Kapsalis.

(Tel: +30 2224051202)

 

 

 

Skyrian Home Andrea Gialouri

Includes a private collection of folkloric representation of the traditional Skyrian home. Climbing towards the Castle, on your way you will encounter the Skyrian House, donated by Maria and Andrea Gialouri. A traditional home, of actual size (in contrast to two other museums, where skyrian home is significantly larger than it was in reality), with all its furniture, household objects, the decoration.

 
(Tel: +30 2222091206  +30 2222091929)

Folklore Museum Lamaris

Recently established folkloric museum which includes exhibits and collections of the traditional life. This material are accounted to more than 500 exhibits and are comprised of:

-Utensils and tools of the daily life of the villagers.
-Agricultural tools, tools from old domestic use, necessary and useful for daily life.
-Collection of old coins and notes dating back to 1802


(Tel.: +30 6976184008)

Karystian House (collection Deligiorgi)

The Karystian House, the old family mansion of Moschonas, centrally located.

Through the narrow streets of the city, in the on is the collection of Mr. HARILI Deligiorgi and his wife.

It exhbits local costumes, embroidery, Textiles, furniture, photographs, and agricultural utensils.

(Tel. +30 2224022452, 6973 688707)

 

Museums

Museum John Skarimbas in Halkida

Co-housed with the club ''Friends of John Skarimbas'' located at 3, Kakara str., The museum hosts the jackass stunts, painted himself and bought twenty years ago by the Prefectural Committee for Adult Education ( PCAE ), along with paintings, photographs and a library that includes books written by J. Skarimpas and other books written by others on J. Skarimbas. In the museum there are also personal belongings of John Skarimbas eyeglasses and manuscripts.

 Tel: +30 2221087111 , 2221088368 )

Fossil Mammals Museum of Kerasia

Inaugurated in September of 2006 in Kerassia Northern Evia and housed in the wealth of paleontological excavations in Kerasia. Excavations in the territory discovered fossils of mammals that lived in Evia more from six million years ago according to professors of the University Athens. These findings are properly maintained by the University of Athens, presented for the first time in public in an original manner. The collection of the museum includes exhibits of:

Fossils - mammal - invertebrate Fossils, Rocks, Archaeology.

(Tel: +30 2227061115, 2227061220)   www.kerasiamuseum.gr

 

War - History Museum Anastasiou Liaskou in Kontodespoti

The History and Military Museum was created in Kontodespoti village in the centre of Evia, with the initiative of Anastasio Liaskou former MP of Evia. The originality of this private collection not only Evian, and throughout Greece. Such artifacts found at the National War Museum and its annexes too. Among the exhibits are : Weapons that were used in all historical moments that Greece had military entanglements. Weapons of various armies of the world. Photographic war record and several other related items

(Tel.: +30 2228071388-51220)

Museum of Wine and folklore Georgiou & Chryssi Tzivani

Located in Ritsona Avlida and made with excellent traditional architectural design, which houses a tasting room a wine museum and Folklore. In the museum, visitors can admire the vast collection of rare items worldwide, traditional tools and manual mechanisms of which where used for 100 years to produce the wine, the oil, and the cottage industry.

Ritsona Avlida – Evia

Tel.: +30 2102533000  +30 2102581460-5, 6992582000    www.tzivanibiowines.gr