Naxos Ecclesiastic and Folklore Museum

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Location: Filoti
Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)

Located just in front of the church of the Assumption of Mary (Panagia Filotitissa), the Ecclesiastic and Folklore Museum offers an insight into the everyday life of locals' ancestors.

It opened its doors to the public in 2022 and consists of four main rooms.
The first room depicts the interior of an authentic house from the interwar period, with several furniture and period costume exhibits.
The second allows visitors to get to know the kitchen of those years.
In the third room, sacred relics and utensils from Panagia Filotitissa church are exhibited.
The last room features numerous authentic items from the agricultural life of Filoti. The same area is adorned with additional components of an old olive mill.

Admission is free of charge and tips are welcome.

How to get there

The Ecclesiastical and Folklore Museum is located in Filoti Village.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car in Naxos and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Ecclesiastical and Folklore Museum and many other places of interest at their own pace.

Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located at the Port of Naxos. There are several buses from Chora to Filoti during the day. Lines 2 and 6 reach Filoti. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.



1 Reviews
  • Rachel 28 Sep 2023
    Visit this charming and well-maintained museum!
    We were greeted by a lovely docent at the door of this four-room museum and were then pleased to find an array of historical artifacts from 300 years of Filoti's history. We especially loved the olive oil exhibit and the collection of decades-old clothing from community members of Filoti. The docent spoke perfect english, was very knowledgable, and willing to answer our questions.