Folklore Museum of Afytos
The museum was established in the 1980s by Nikos Paralis and the local Folklore Association using artifacts donated by the villagers. The museum was housed in a traditional listed building dating to 1889 in the centre of the village, which was donated by the Aletras family. The folklore collection includes domestic utensils, agricultural implements (for ploughing, sowing, reaping, harvesting), and pottery, which is a craft with a long tradition here.
The folklore collection is accompanied by a collection of Karagiozis shadow-theatre puppets owned by the puppet-master Evgenios Spatharis.
- The original version of this article was taken from the corresponding article at the Museums of Macedonia website, commissioned by the Macedonian Heritage foundation, written by Vlasis Vlasidis, and published under a CC-BY-SA-3.0 license.