Tins and Trinkets

Travel back in time at the Ecological and Folklore Museum in Folegandros.

Our tour guide was this energetic old lady who barely spoke English, but we spoke in hand language. She didn’t really need to explain much anyway. Most of it was self-explanatory, except for a few odd items.

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We would not really go as far as calling it a museum as its more of a small settlement and consists of two main buildings. All the items on display (donated by local families) provide a glimpse into the island’s history and way of life across the centuries.  The tour will take at most 30 minutes but it’s not always open so check in advance for the opening hours or you’ll end up climbing the hill to be met with a closed gate.

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You may feel like you’re sort of snooping in someone’s home, but it may be worth a visit to learn a bit more about what island life was like. Be sure to enjoy the view of the island from there too while you’re up there.

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