SEARCHING FOR CULTURE
Samos Museum hopping
Culture walks in island’s history through 4 different museums.
Folklore Museum of the Nikolaos Dimitriou Cultural Foundation of Samos / Represents and displays the everyday life of the inhabitants of Samos before the 2nd World War. There are presented the professions of that time, is provided information about the Samian architecture and samples of the urban life of the island, such as embroidery, traditional customs, hand-woven pieces and many items of the old urban house. Pithagorio, +30 22730 88383
Karlovasi Tanning Museum / Housed in the building of an old tannerie, the museum reflects in the best way the history of tanning in Karlovasi, where between the years 1880-1930 there were about 50 tanneries (tabakika) covering thus the 25% of the country’s production. See tools and machinery of tanning, archive photographs and records and processed leather. Karlovasi, +30 22730 79137
Natural History Museum of the Aegean / The exhibition is realized in five departments, Paleontological, Zoological, Rocks and Minerals, Marine Life, Botanological. The fossils belong to animals that lived in the island 8-10 million years ago, during the Early Miocene. There is also exhibited a significant number of animals and birds from Samos, and also models of typical Aegean ships.. Mitilini, +30 22730 52055, nhma.gr