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The Folklore Museum of the Nikolaos Dimitriou Cultural Foundation located in the picturesque village of Doryssa in Pythagorio.

Established in 1997, the museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the vibrant lifestyle and activities of the Samian people in the years leading up to the Second World War.
Enter the museum and be transported back in time as you explore the fascinating exhibits organized into sections. Immerse yourself in the art of textile production as you observe the fascinating intricacies of the loom and spinning wheel, once used by Samian women to create beautiful knitted garments. Learn about the agricultural practices of the time, where men skillfully plowed the fields to grow crops.

One of the main points of the museum is the exploration of traditional occupations. Walk through the workshops of shoemakers, barbers, fishermen and beekeepers and discover the tools they used to master their arts. Immerse yourself in the world of these skilled individuals and learn about the customs and techniques that were once an integral part of Sami society.
As you enter the courtyard of the museum, you will find yourself in a charming little village frozen in time. Take a stroll through its streets and admire the well-preserved old stoves where women used to bake bread, old laundry rooms and other elements that offer a glimpse into the everyday life of the Samian. Unfortunately, many traditional professions have disappeared in recent years, making the museum even more valuable in preserving this cultural heritage.

The Folklore Museum of the Nikolaos Dimitriou Cultural Foundation is a must-visit destination for those looking to explore the history and traditions of Samos. The museum also offers educational programs aimed at spreading the knowledge of our rich heritage to the younger generations of local residents.

The mission of the Nikolaos Dimitriοu Cultural Foundation is to keep the spirit of Samos history alive and to ensure that future generations will continue to value and appreciate our unique cultural heritage.

General admission: €4,00
Free entry for schools

* There are not facilities for people with physical disabilities

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Opening hours:
Wednesday – Monday 10.00 – 14.00 (The Museum is closed every Tuesday.)
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