The museums of Skyros
The museums of Skyros have a rich and rare finds collections of:
ArchaeologicalMuseum of Skyros (Tel. Contact: 22220 91 327)
In side two halls of the museum are exposed finds from archaeological places on the island (Palamari and Fourka) and are dating from the EH period to Roman times.
The museum includes the following collections:
- Ceramic skills from EH period of Skyros town, Palamari etc
- Ceramic of Mycenaean period
- Ceramic of Protogeometric from the coastal cemetaries in Magazia
- Finds of Protogeometric and geometric period
- Protogeometric pottery from Aghia Anna and Magazia
- Finds of Roman and Archaic period
- Vessels and objects from the Classical and Roman periods
- Sculpturs of various periods and sarcophagi’s
-Important folklor Collection by L. Kostiri in memory of her archaeologist brother I. Papadimitriou
FolkMuseum Faltaits in Skyros (Tel. Contact 2222091232) www.faltaits.gr
It fwas founded in 1964. It is the first local Historic - Folklor Museum in Greece.
It was created to save the Skyros traditional heritage and pass to the Greek nation the message that the present and the future must be Tradition attached with.
The museum is housed in an old mansion of "Faltaits", that its roots are lost in Byzantium time, it overlooks oks at the northeast edge of Skyros and it is built on the largest tower of the ancient Pelasgian walls of the island - the Paleopirgos as the islanders call it.
Loaded with myths and history, (the place where it was once an ancient temple), comprises all the traditional culture and history of the island from the Byzantine to modern times.
Skyrian House “Andreas Gialouris” Tel. Contact: (2222091206, 91929)
Is a folklore private collection with representations and decorations of traditional Skyrian house. Here, you will see the carved wooden furniture, traditional ceramics, embroidery and woven cloths with artificial decorative motifs.
Sculpture collection George Lambros Tel. Contact: (+30) 22220 91 334
The sculptural painting workshop and of artist George Lambros, (a Skyrian artist), in location "Magazia" works as a place with paintings and sculptures, posters, drawings and cards on Skyros are available.
In the same place there are also books of his sister Alice Lambrou, Skyrian costumes, carving and painting catalog, songs and customs of Skyros in music pentagram.