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MUSEUMS

THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF VOLOS

The Museum of the City of Volos is the first modern City Museum in Greece. It is located in Palias, 15, Feon Street. It is housed in the building of the former tobacco factory Panaghia Papadou, which was built around 1920. In the courtyard of the Museum there is a part of the eastern side of the wall of the castle of Palaion.

On the ground floor there are areas for periodical exhibitions and events, a shop and a reading room. Underneath the periodic exhibition hall, sections of water distribution and transport pipelines, dating back to the mid-Byzantine years (6th-7th centuries AD) are preserved and visible to the visitor. Its operation began in December 2014 with the inauguration of the long periodical exhibition "Volos-Nea Ionia: So Close, So Far", devoted to the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the refugee settlement in Nea Ionia.

The exhibition is developed on 2 floors and is structured in 9 sections. In the corridor of the stairway each floor indicative chronology presents the historical evolution of the city from the Ottoman installation in the Castle in 1423 until 2014. The exit is the place of reflection and educational actions.

Address: 17, Feron Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:30 - 13:30 Wednesday & Friday 18: 00-21: 00
Ticket price: General admission 2 € Group ticket (over 5 persons) 1 € Organized guided tours 1 € / person
E-mail: museums@doepap.gr Telephone: 2421029878

 

ATHANASAKEO ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF VOLOS

The Museum was erected in 1909 with the donation of Alexios Athanasakis. It is one of the most important Greek museums with original siting. In its chambers are exhibited objects from the Neolithic settlements of Sesklo and Dimini, clay statuettes and utensils of the geometric era from the castle of Volos, Pefkakia, Neapolis, as well as from the wider Thessalian area, sculptures of the classical era as well as rarely articulated figurines, reliefs of the Alexandrian period from Demetrias. Particularly important exhibits are, of course, the rare written columns of the 3rd century BC. which preserve ancient Greek artists' pieces of art in marble works of art.

For more information, contact 24210-25285 and 24210-24134.
Opening Hours 8: 30-15: 00 all year except Mondays.
Ticket price 2 euro.

 

RAILWAY MUSEUM OF THESSALY at Volos Railway Station

The picturesque station of Evaristo De Chirico remains the same since 1882 when the construction of the railway network by the Thessalian Railways Company gave the first impetus to the rapid development of the city. On the upper floor of the building of the station is the Railway Museum of Thessaly, which hosts rich railway, heirloom and documentary material. Specifically in the museum is exhibited a unique for Greece wealth of small objects, such as rare old uniforms, telegraphs, 19th century wooden ticket dispensers, , station watches, clocks and "primitive" measuring instruments. There are also archives, documents, rare books on railway architecture, as well as historical documents and the unique designs of Evaristo de Chirico and his associates - of the most beautiful watercolors - on the construction of the Volos - Lechonia - Milies line with his picturesque train Pelion.
Tel.24210-23424 from Monday-Friday and opening hours from 7: 30-14: 30 by appointment. Free entrance.

 

MUSEUM OF ALEKOS K. DAMTSA AT THE ART CENTER TZIROZIO DE CIRICO

The Art Center Giorgio De Chirico owes its name to the great Italian painter, born in Volos. On the three floors of the building is permanently displayed the gallery of the collector Alexandros Damtsa with about 500 paintings from all the important artistic trends of our century. The above works are distributed in gravures, maps and documents for the region, works of Greek engravers and works by Voliants, Magnisians and Thessalian artists. Most of the donation covers works by Greek painters of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Other art center venues regularly host exhibitions of various visual interest.

Volos, Metamorfosis 3, tel. 24210-31701 and opening hours from 10: 00-13: 00 except Saturdays and Sundays.

 

CULTURAL CENTER KITSOU MAKRI

The Kitsos Makris Folkloric Center is housed in the folklorist's home, 38, Kitsou Makri Str., And belongs to the University of Thessaly. It includes the folklore collection of the major researcher with unique exhibits, its library, consisting of 4,000 volumes of books and its archive, with 2,500 slides and 4,000 photographs, many of which depict treasures of our popular tradition that are not saved today.

Tel. 24210-74369 from Monday-Friday 9: 00-14: 00 all year round and Saturday-Sunday closed.
Free entrance.

 

MUSEUM - GALLERY OF CHRYSOULA ZOGIA

The red house at the junction of the Vlachava and Gazi streets, known to voliotes as the "House with the Rose", functions as a museum - a gallery of painter Chrysoula Zogia. It is a space arranged with much care by the painter herself to present both her work and her character. In the house - museum, there are some 200 works of the painter representative of her path: portraits of her apprenticeship period, landscapes, old mansions and renditions of internal churches. The visitor's gaze will also gain the furnishings of the house, the innumerable notes of the owner everywhere, photos, personal items, hundreds of paintings stuffed bottles and many others that reveal the personality of the owner.

Volos, Ant. Gazi and Vlahava, Hours of Operation (from March 1st)
Wednesday and Thursday 18: 30-20: 30, upon agreement at tel. 2421029878.
Free entrance.
Educational programs, guided tours 1 € / person

 

MUSEUM OF NATIONAL RESISTANCE

The National Resistance Museum is housed in a newly built two-storey building in the center of Nea Ionia (Loulis 33 and Crete), near the NN Evangelistria. He hosts the exhibition "Magnesia, Occupation and Resistance 1941 - 44" with evidence from the collections of the Municipal Center of History, as well as material gathered by the Municipality of N. Ionia. Typical exhibits are: paintings by N. Stournaras, based on photographic themes of the period 1941-44 in Magnesia, works by "photographer of the Resistance" Sp. Meletzis, pictures of the Occupation and Liberation by Zimeris and Stournaras, papers, newspapers, announcements, orders of the Occupation Authorities, rebel manuscripts from the collections of G. Zitou and N. Koliou, as well as articles from donations of resistance and their families. Every year there is an educational program entitled "In the streets of the Resistance".On the first floor is the Archives of the Archives, Museums & Libraries Department of the Municipality of Volos.

Address: Chr. Loulis 33A, Nea Ionia
Opening hours: Wednesday: 18:00 - 20:00 (July-August closed)
Ticket price: Free. Educational programs, guided tours 1 € / person
Email: museums@doepap.gr
Phone: 2421029878, 2421021115 (hours of operation)

 

MUSEUM OF SILVERSMITH EFON ETMECTZOGLOU

Metaxourgeio Etmektzoglou was founded in 1924 by brothers Georgios and Athanasios Emetmekzoglou. It is the first factory to operate in the province of Nea Ionia and is closely related to the social and economic life of the country.

Nowadays, the equipment that is mainly owned by the last phase of the operation (1961-1991) is preserved in the factory. Particularly good parts of steam boilers, old and new drying and sorting devices, boilers, as well as weaving equipment are preserved in very good condition.

The Museum of Metaxourgia works in synergy with the Library of Nea Ionia, which is housed in the building of the first dormitory.

Address: Anapafseos-Karabatzaki, Nea Ionia
Operating hours: Upon consultation
Ticket price: Free. Educational programs, guided tours 1 € / person
E-mail: museums@doepap.gr
Phone: 2421029878, 2421091077

 

MANSION ZAFIRIOU

It was built around 1895 and is located in Agios Onoufrios, very close to the main square. It is one of the most representative examples of neoclassicism in Pelion and for this reason it was declared preserved by the Ministry of Culture. It hosts documents related to the physiognomy of the building at the time of its peak, ie furniture, objects, works of art, photographs and other material referring to the urban houses of affluent families of Volos and Pelion from the end of the 19th century until the first decades of the 20th.

The stone-built semi-basement houses workshops and creative employment actions. In the yard in the summer there are events and screenings.

Address: Agios Onoufrios
Open during events of the "Iolkos" Association or upon agreement.
Ticket price: Free
E-mail: museums@doepap.gr
Phone: 2421029878

 

TRADITIONAL OLIVE OIL "HATZIGIANNI" - EXHIBITION OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY OF KATHIORI

It is a complex with 2 buildings and a common yard: The traditional hydro-oil mill "Hatzigianni" and the adjacent house "Chatzigianni", where from the summer of 2012 the Katohori Agricultural Farming Show operates.

Passing the backyard of the house, after a brief reference to the history and the cottage industry of Katihori, the exhibition is dedicated to two still today's basic products of the local economy: wine and tsipouro. Aletria, agricultural tools, sandwiches, desserts, artichokes, bottles & gauges compose the image of a long tradition in the production of strong wine and glossy tsipouro.

The olive press reveals to the visitor the "secrets" of the olive tree and initiates it in the traditionally time-consuming process of producing the oil. As its machines are in excellent condition, the space is "alive" for creating activities and educational programs with themes around olive and oil.

Address: Kaochori
Opening hours: Sunday 11.00 -13.00
Organized visits upon request
Ticket price: Free admission. Educational programs, guided tours 1 € / person
E-mail: museums@doepap.gr
Phone: 2421029878, 2428090180

 

HISTORICAL AND FOLKLORE MUSEUM OF PORTARIA

It is housed in the two-storey Zoulia Mansion, built in 1864, and is a representative sample of the "Egyptian" mansions of Pelion. The collections of the Museum include archival material from the Municipality of Ormini (later the Community of Portaria), rare books and other evidence of the educational history of the place, what has been preserved from the luxurious hotel of the early 20th century "Mega Theoxenia", photographs, objects for the presence of the Portarians in Egypt in the early 20th century.

It also presents the private and social life of Portaria, as it can be seen through photographs, clothes, household utensils, objects of everyday use, as well as handmade embroidery (mainly laces), elaborate works of women in the village.

Address: Portaria
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 9.00 - 14.00. Sunday 11.00 - 14.30
Ticket Price: Individual: 2 €. Group: 1 € / person Educational programs, guided tours 1 € / person.
Telephone: 2421029878, 2428099920 (operating hours) 2428350100 (community)

 

COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THE DELIVERY AND CULTURE OF STRUGGLES

It is housed in the "Papatheologos House", built in the second half of the 19th century and located just below the central square of Stayaton.

The building was repaired in order to be used as a rescue and promotion site for the village's cultural heritage. It has been operating since the summer of 2012.

His collections include sausage making tools, a donation from the Stratas family, as well as old photos of the village, furniture and objects of the photographer Dimitris Letsios, as well as informative material for modern actions of the residents.

In the summer, cultural activities are organized in the courtyard at the initiative of the residents.

Address: Stagiates
Opening hours: Sunday 10:30 - 13:00, and upon request
Ticket price: Free
E-mail: museums@doepap.gr
Phone: 2421039644, 2421049436

 

AREA OF MEMORY "DRAKE 18.12.1943"

December 18, 1943: The Germans execute 115 men in Drakeia in retaliation for assaulting a group of German motorcyclists. Since then life in the village has changed radically. Residents are tormented by the pain of loss and by relentless questions: Why did evil happen to those who did not? Could they escape?

Memory Space was inaugurated in 2013 on the 70th anniversary of its execution.

It was created precisely at the place of martyrdom (below Drakeia square) and, besides a small indication of honor in the village and its inhabitants, attempts to answer these questions. It includes the "Drace" portrait, "execution time", "cubes" with multiple historical versions and the "interactive table", which incorporates all of the documentary material of the exhibition.

Address: Kato Platia Draceia
Opening hours: Sunday 11.30 - 13.30. Daily on request
Ticket price: Free. Educational programs, guided tours 1 € / person
E-mail: museums@doepap.gr
Phone: 2421029878

 

TYPHOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OF EFIMERIDAS THESSALY

The Museum of the Longest Greek Provincial Newspaper - uninterrupted edition since 1898 - can only be a separate typographic museum. In a room of 350 square meters in the premises of the newspaper in the Industrial Area of Volos, hundreds of years of everyday history and a hundred years of technology are hosted. Lines of the nineteenth-century printing press, presses, cutlery, printing accessories, typing tables are framed by the oldest and fuller newspaper Greece (more than 1,000,000 pages) and 40 windows with an equal number of distinguished historical headlines.

Volos Industrial Area, tel. 24210-95751 and 24210-95752 (appointment only tour)

 

MUSEUM OF ATHANASIOS KOUTROUBA

The entomological museum of Dr. Athanassios Koutroumas, in Volos, is unique in Greece and one of the best in the Balkans. It is continuously enriched with new species and today includes 100,000 insects of various classes, mainly lepidoptera, belonging to more than 35,000 species, subspecies and breeds. Among them are rare or unique specimens such as the largest butterfly in the world, Thysania agrippina of South America with a feather opening of 37-40 cm.

Ticket price for pupils and students EUR 2 and for adults 4 EUR
Direction: Ar. Zachou 98 and Sikelianou
Visiting hours after a phone call at 6945296129 in the morning and 2421048556 in the afternoon.

 

MUSEUM OF THEOFILOS

The Kontos residence in Anakassia is one of the most important newer monuments in the area, as it is the only mansion in Pelion preserved with a complete painting program. The painted decoration of the house began with the painter Theophilos Hadjimichail in 1912 and is divided into two zones. In the lower zone he painted various decorative themes, such as a wide variety of pots of flowers and birds, fountains, wildlife and hunting scenes. Here is the upper zone where there are 14 large paintings with themes taken from the Greek Revolution. In the narrow part of the hall he painted four Gods of Olympus and on the blind wall of the floor a large landscape painting with the theme of Anakassia and in the background Makrinitsa and Portaria.

Anakassia, tel. 24210-47340 and 24210-49151.
Working Hours 8: 00-14: 30 all year round except weekend.
Free entrance.

 

MUSEUM OF PEOPLE'S ART AND HISTORY OF PELION

The Museum of Folk Art and History of Pelion is housed in the Topali mansion, built in 1844 and located in the central area of Makrinitsa just below the square. It is a three-storey mansion, a representative example of classic Pelion architecture. It has been operating since 1994 and today its folklore collection includes a number of exhibits exceeding 1500. Among them a series of frescoes from folk painting from Pelion mansions of the 18th and 19th centuries , rich collection of photographs, wooden and ceramic household utensils, traditional costumes of the place, kilims and woven fabrics, engravings, miniature objects of folk art and important historical heirlooms, such as lava Revolution of 1878.

Address: Makrinitsa
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 9.00 - 14.30. Sunday 11.00 - 14.30
Ticket Price: Individual: 2 €. Group: 1 € / person.Educational programs, guided tours 1 € / person
E-mail: museums@doepap.grTelephone: 2421029878, 2428099505 (operating hours), 2428350400 (community)

 

SCIENTIFIC MUSEUM OF SCULPTURE NIKOLA

The museum with some of the most representative works of the great sculptor is housed on the first floor of the community shop of his birthplace, the great Ai Giorgis of Pelion. It carries 22 sculptures of the artist, most of them bronze, all in one piece except one head Christ and of these 9 in supernatural magnitude. Of particular interest are Nikolas' engravings, 13 woodcuts and 1 copper engraving, as well as 16 medals. In two wooden display cases the visitor can see and scroll through the tools of the work, drawings, engraving matrices, as well as handwritten letters and personal objects of the famous sculptor and engraver.

Agios Georgios of Pelion, tel. 24280-93100.
Opening hours from 10: 00-14: 00 and 18: 00-21: 00 for the period 1/7 - 15/9 daily except Tuesdays and from 15 / 9-30 / 5 every weekend and holidays.
Free entrance.

 

LOCAL MUSEUM OF PELION MILES

It is housed on the first floor of the Milies Town Hall and is composed of folklore and historical evidence of the village's cultural heritage. There are large thematic banners in the area, with informative texts, many photographs and objects selected to provide a more complete picture from antiquity, historical moments of the village, but also the everyday life of its inhabitants.

Milies, Town Hall, tel. 2423086602.
From 16-9 to 14-6 hours of work from 10: 00-14: 00 on weekdays and 10: 00-17: 00 weekends and festivities and from 15-6 to 15-9 hours of operation from 10: 00-14: 00 and 18: 00-21: 00 on weekdays and 10: 00-17: 00 weekends and festivities.

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ALMYROS

The Archaeological Museum of Almyros is a neoclassical building that was founded in 1910 and started operating in 1925. After many revolutions, it has been redeveloped since 1998 and includes findings from the part of Thessaly, whose historical times were called Achaia Fthiotida. The exhibition of the Ancient of objects is organized in three rooms: the Fthiotides of Thiva (an archaic city near Mikrothives, which held the first place among the cities of the region), the hall with vases, figurines, tools, weapons, jewelery, anti texts miniature prehistoric and Iron Age and the room with objects from the Hellenistic city of Alos in today Kefalosi Almyrou position and right of the entrance housed the Company Filarchaiou valuable library Almyros "Othris" with rare books of historical and archaeological content.

Archaeological Museum of Almyros, Athens 48, tel. 2422021326.
Opening hours 8: 30-15: 00 except Mondays.
Ticket price 2 euros and reduced 1 euro.

 

MUSEUM OF SEA ACHILLION

The Achilleion Marine Museum was founded by the Municipality of Pteleos in 2003 to help raise awareness of the marine environment. The core of the collections was the collection of Basil Stephanos Papastergiou with shells, while the museum is continuously enriched with shells and other exhibits from around the world.

Achilleion Municipality of Pteleus, Visiting Times after phone appointment on tel.2422041227 and 2422041910

 

MUSEUM OF ALEXANDROS PAPADIAMANTI

The Al. Papadiamantis operates in the house of the cosmopolitan of Greek letters, one of the old mansions of the island, of local architecture, at the most central point of the city of Skiathos. On the ground floor there is an exhibition space - a bookstore for the most important acquaintance with the work of the writer. On the floor, the original layout was preserved, and all the exhibits - unique sculptural heirlooms and personal objects of the writer - reveal to the visitor particular details about the life of Papadiamantis and Skiathos, which he met.

Skiathos, Papadiamanti Square, Tel. 24270-23843. Open from May to November.

 

FOLKLORE MUSEUM OF SKOPELOS

It is situated in the town of Skopelos, in the renovated "Nikolaidis Mansion", built in 1795. It is a folk museum since 1993, after the donation of the Nikolaidis family. Special collection among the exhibits is the collection with the traditional costumes of Skopelos and the works - boats, boats, trechancha, boats - by the excellent shipbuilder and small handyman Bundallas.

Tel.2424023494.
Open daily except Sundays. Opening hours 11: 00-13: 00 and 18: 00-20: 00 in winter and summer daily from 8: 00-15: 00 and 18: 30-23: 00 and weekend from 10: 30-14: 00 and 18: 30-23: 00 (valid until September.
Ticket price 2 euro.

 

MUSEUM OF ALONISSOS KOSTA AND ANGELA MAURIKI

In Patitiri, in a four-storey seaside stone building, the Alonissos Museum of Kostas and Angelos Mavrikis is housed with a large number of relics and other objects, the history and tradition of the island.

Tel. 24240-65390. Open in summer with opening hours from 11: 00-19: 00 throughout the week. Ticket price 3 euro.

 

MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HELLENIC FOUNDATION AND PERSEUS ATHENS LIBRARY

The Hellenic Foundation's Cultural Heritage Museum and the Loan Library of the Perseus Athenian Public Benefit Foundation have a Greek open arms on Skopelos Language for their Greek and foreign friends. The entrance and use of the Museum's services are absolutely free, as Culture and Love are free. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the exhibits, study at the Library, use computers, read or even fill the blue with the view from the "Aegean Exodus" http://www.hellenic-foundation.gr/ camskopelos.asp and enjoy a treat on the patio. Scientists, families, young people and children: Greece's embrace is yours.

The Museum building was built in 1926 and renovated in 2007 by Skopelite Masons

Opening hours: daily from 10am to 1pm and Wednesday-Friday- Sunday afternoon from 7pm to 9pm. On Monday it is closed.
Registrar of Skopelos: Oaxaca s.c. Mr. Nikolaos Katsaris
Head of the Museum: Mrs. SmaragdaTaktikou
Tel .: 2424034232
Email: mouseio@otenet.gr
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