Guide to museums in Skopelos island, Greece
Skopelos flourished during the Hellenistic and Classical period as it is proved by the plethora of archaeological findings in the area. Scupltures, statues and inscriptions were brought to light as well as the ruins from the sanctuary of Asklepios which date back to 4th century BC. Skopelos is famous for its folklore tradition as well.
The brilliant cultural heritage of Skopelos has found a home in an old stone building in Glossa. The Museum of Cultural Heritage aims to provide a real insight into the island's tradition and local history through a nice collection of folklore items. On the first floor the museum houses the traditional costumes, dresses and items of daily use. The balcony offers breathtaking views to the entire village.
The Folklore Museum of Skopelos is housed in one of the most characteristic mansions of 18th century. It includes the bridal bedroom, local costumes, icons, embroideries, ceramic vases, furniture and paintings. Of great interest is the Photographic Centre of Skopelos. It plays a major role in the cultural aspect of the island organizing many photography events and exhibitions to promote the work of new artists.