Naxos Kaloxylos Folklore Museum

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Location: Kaloxylos

The Folklore Museum of Kaloxylos village offers the opportunity to learn more about the local history and culture. It operates under the auspices of UNESCO and is housed in a beautiful neoclassical building. The museum exhibits everyday life objects that date back to the 19th and 20th centuries.

Mr. Florios Chorianopoulos dedicated around 20 years of his life to collecting valuable items from all over the island relating to the culture, customs, and history of Naxos. He will be your tour guide for as long as you stay in the museum and inform you about the exhibits.

Farming tools, kitchen and house appliances, old currency, and stamps are part of the collection.

In the same building, you will encounter the island's only traditional rope-making factory and a grocery store established in 1935.

Kaloxylos Folklore Museum cannot be missed as it offers a trip back to the island's past and an insight into fascinating aspects of the traditions of Naxos!

The museum is open every day of the week from 9:00 to 17:00.
For more information, you can visit the museum's official website.  

How to get there

The Folklore Museum is located in Kaloxylos 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 and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Kaloxylos and many other places of interest at their own pace.

Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. There are several buses from Chora to Kaloxylos during the day. Lines 2 and 6 are those that reach Kaloxylos. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.

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