THE FOLKLORIC MUSEUM OF KYMI

Distance: 0.3 km

The Folkloric Museum of Kymi was founded in 1981 by the Educational and Cultural Association of Kimi and is housed in a three-storey neoclassical building of the late 19th century with a total area of 450 square meters. It is the largest and best organized folk museum in Evia and one of the best Regional Museums of its kind throughout the country. Its collections consist of 1600 objects, coming from donations of the inhabitants. On the ground floor there is the large dressing room, the costumes of the warriors of the Balkan Wars, the vestments of Saint Nektarios, sacred utensils, wood carvings and jewelery. There is also the “urban corner”, the room with household utensils, the library and the archives (photographic, audio and video). On the same floor there are also the rooms with a representation of the old houses of Kimi – living room, bedroom, loom room and the woven. In three smaller rooms, there are the embroidery, other exhibits, prints and photographs from Kymi as well as the life of George Papanicolaou. In the basement, there is the candle workshop, the laundry room and α traditional kind of basement, called ‘katoi’ with the cellar and the agricultural tools. In the garden you can see an outdoor circular theater with 250 seats which hosts various cultural events. The museum has an annex in the village of Pyrgos, at ” Chrysanthopoulos Mansion”, with the collection of the 19th century popular artist Sotiris Chrysanthopoulos. You can see here a Video created by the ERT (Greek radio and Television) for the Folklore Museum of Kymi.

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