Sunday, 24 September 2017

Manos & Anastasia Faltaits museum

 

Manos & Anastasia Faltaits museum was founded in 1964 by Manos Faltaits and is one of the first history and tradition local museums in Greece.

It is a place that radiates the grandeur of Skyros and Greece. It houses a large number of objects of culture and traditional art of Skyros and Greece in general.

The museum, apart from the main complex of a manor, consists of a set of rooms and additional areas dispersed within the Paliopyrgou grove. Inside the grove visitors can find the museum’s stone theater, where cultural events, concerts, theater performances and festivals take place, filling in the cultural activity of the museum.

Skyros Culture & Traditional Art

In the halls of the museum visitors can see collections with items of Skyros culture, traditional art, pottery, porcelain, embroidery, weaving, woodwork furniture, household items, religious relics, vestments and authentic traditional costumes. The daily life of the Skyrians is represented in a special place, "The Skyrian House".

Beside the objects with a traditional interest a great collection of historical documents relating to the Greek Revolution of 1821 is exposed.  The most important of them is  the  Proclamation of Greek Revolution, as it was written by the leaders of the Friendly Society themselves and signed by Patriarch Gregory V and the synodals.

In a special area of ​​the museum a large collection of old and rare books is exhibited .They were issued in various European cities by Greek scholars.

Original works, files and publications of Constantine Faltaits are also exhibited in a dedicated place.

In the museum visitors can find a shop that offers the artistic creations of the workshop of it, such as paintings and ceramics. They can also find issues of the Viglatoria publications and organic products.

For more information please contact the museum at

Tel: (+30) 91 232 22220

Or visit the official website of the museum in www.faltaits.gr

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Skyros Townhall
Skyros, 34007
tel. +(30) 22223-50300
Fax +(30) 22220-91716
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