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East Macedonia & Thrace

Museum of the tradition of Sarakatsani


The Association Sarakatsani of Evros, after years of attempts to gather authentic material associated with the Sarakatsani tradition, managed to create a remarkable collection, which by June 2005 is housed in the Museum of Sarakatsani of Evros. The Museum is located in Aisymi on a land, granted by the Municipality to the Association. The original form of the museum has changed, as its space has expanded and remodeled. The museum in its current form was launched in 2009. It is space that exhibits all the history and tradition of Sarakatsani and where visitors can gain a comprehensive picture of the phases of social and economic organization of this Greek nomadic sheet. On the ground floor there are exhibited business and household items, textiles, apparels, valuable documents and many other interesting material. On the second floor there is a loom and a representative scene of the Sarakatsani’ life. There is also an exhibition of old photographs. On the same floor there is a fully equipped room with modern media to inform the visitors. The visit to the museum can be combined with a visit to the summer "Sarakatsan Traditional Settlement" that the club created in Leptokarya of Aisymi. Hours and days of visit: Monday - Friday: 9a.m.-2p.m., Saturday, Sunday and public holidays on request. Entrance: Free

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am-14:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays by prior arrangement.

Free entrance