Kythnos museums

Kythnos museums
Guide to 2 museums in Kythnos island, Greece

Kythnos played a major role in the Mesolithic and Roman period as revealed by many of its findings. Only two museums are found in Kythnos and both of them lie in Driopida. Of great interest is the Folklore Museum which hosts an extensive collection of objects and furniture that were used in the daily life of the locals like their traditional costumes and dresses, embroidery and textiles.

Equally impressive is the small Byzantine and Ecclesiastical Museum which is housed in one of the rooms of the Agios Georgios church. There is a lovely collection of Byzantine icons and manuscripts, some are actually from the holy Mount Athos. Driopida is worth a stop for its numerous sights like the cave Karafiki, one of the largest caves in Greece with stalagmites and stalactites.

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Folklore Museum
Location: Driopida

The extensive collection of the Folklore Museum includes traditional uniforms and significant folk art objects. The exhibits provide a glimpse into the life of the the locals not just in the near past but much further into history.

Location: Driopida

The Byzantine Ecclesiastical Museum is situated in Driopida and hosts holy icons, gospels, golden crosses of the 18th century and other ecclesiastical items.

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