Village museums

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    MartinP
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        There’s a museum in Kefalas. It’s next to the school playground, on the square. The curator has resigned so I don’t know who holds the key now but ask at Madeleine’s café. The museum is a house furnished in the original style with yard and outhouse full of farm implements. Well worth seeing. Entrance was free, last time I visited, but donations accepted.

        There’s a smaller version in Argiroupolis and another in Spili. Again, finding the key holder can be problematic. Donations expected.

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            And a great new museum in Mochos, near Stalida. On two floors of a restored stone house, with lots of trade and craft implements on display. Well worth a visit. Near the main square, ask in one of the tavernas there.

            Andrew

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                [ch914][ch961][ch945][ch967][ch945][ch963][ch953][ch959][ch964][ch953][ch954][ch959] [ch931][ch961][ch953][ch964][ch953] – Vrahasiotiko Spiti

                and not forgetting the Traditional Village House Museum in Vrahassi just off the main motorway E75 90 near to Neapoli in Lassithi.

                It is a well preserved large stone house of traditional architecture with artefacts from the 1800’s.

                Visits November to May are by appointment only. Telephone 6978693601
                June-October 10-3
                Suggest you call ahead just in case

                On the phone mention "Vrahasiotiko spiti" …

                You can contact by e-mail – vrahassihouse@gmail.com or through the Vrahassi House website.

                Vrahassi was a key village in the Greek independence struggles. The Lembidakis family is proud of their heritage particularly of one Emmanual Lembedakis who was a renowned lawyer in his time. His study is well preserved with fascinating books, papers and archives of the period.

                The ladies who you will meet are very friendly.

                Well worth a visit.

                Gerald

                PS – The house is in the centre of the village. Park at the main square and it is a short walk up behind the kafeneios.

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                    I agree Gerald. The House of generations in Vrachasi is excellent. But just a technical point, this house and others like it are not museums. If they were/are called that then they are taxed and face the prospect of being taken over by the regional demos.

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