Naxos Folk Art Museum

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Location: Apiranthos

The Folklore Museum in Apiranthos: The Folk Art Museum in Apiranthos is located within the picturesque paved alleys in the heart of the settlement, right behind an imposing plane tree.
It was established in 1966 and renovated in 1987.
It covers three rooms and is designed to look like the exact interior of a village house as it was in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
It houses all kinds of folk items, including clothes, utensils, tools, traditional weaving, and other interesting objects.

The museum features the artwork of the Apiranthos women whose work resulted in krevataria, a weaving that consists of 153 pieces and was used as a bed cover. What makes it an admirable item is that even if one piece of the weaving is missing, it cannot be complete since it contains combs, warps, and other techniques that make it extremely complex.

Among the other exhibits at the museum, the noteworthy ones include traditional musical instruments like the doubaki (drum) and the tsabouna (bagpipe), as well as kitchen grinders, meat grinders, and the siphoni, a vessel used for the storage of wine.

Visiting this museum is like walking back in time and wandering around the old abode of a local.

How to get there

The Folk Art Museum is located in Apiranthos 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 the Folklore Museum in Apiranthos 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 Apiranthos during the day. Lines 2 and 6 are those that reach Apiranthos. 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.

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