Pelion museums

Pelion is a region with original character and interesting history. There are many folklore museums to visit in the villages of Pelion that show the special ways of life in this region. Very interesting is the Folklore Museum in Makrinitsa, housed in an elegant 19th century mansion. In the centre of Milies, visitors can see the Municipal Library that also works as a museum. On the top floor, this library houses many rare book from the 17th century, flags, portraits of important figures and traditional costumes.

In Zagora, a village of eastern Pelion, there is the Greek Museum (Ellinomouseio). This name was given to the old school where Rigas Valestinlis Fereos studied, an important figure of the pre-revolutionary times in Greece. This building, also known as the School of Rigas, was also the school of other famous heroic Greeks, like Anthimos Gazis, Grigoris Konstantas and Kallinikos Lapatis. Near the school, visitors can find the famous library of Zagora which has more than 15,000 old books and manuscripts.

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List with the most interesting museums

Location: Makrinitsa

The Museum of Folk Art and History of Pelion is housed in Topali mansion, beneath the central square of Makrinitsa. The mansion was built in 1844 and looks like a fortress. It hosts items depicting folk life on Pelion.


Location: Zagora
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Greek Museum is the name given to the old school where the famous freedom-fighter (against the Turks), Rigas Valestinlis-Feraios, was attending. This building, also known as the School of Rigas, was also the school of other famous Greek personalities. Nearby, there is the library of Zagora which has more than 15,000 old books and manuscripts.


Location: Portaria

The Museum of Worry Beads (Komboloi) is an appendix of the same museum in Nafplion. It presents the history and variety of worry beads, which are so connected to the Greek culture.


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