Skopelos flourished during the Hellenistic and Classical period as it is proved by the plethora of archaeological findings in the area. Sculptures, 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 the 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.
The Folklore Museum of Skopelos is housed in an 18th-century mansion donated to the municipality of Skopelos by Nikolaidis family. It hosts traditional costumes, icons and paintings, ceramics, old furniture and many other pieces that depict folklife on the island.
Museum of History
The museum is housed in the house of the Greek writer Pavlos Nirvanas (whose real name was Petros Apostolides), built in the first half of the 19th century.
Old Skopelitan Mansion
It's a building of the 18th century located in Skopelos town and it is used as a museum with traditional clothes and objects of the everyday life of the locals.