The Sarakatsanoi Folklore Museum
, a museum dedicated to the life and art of the Sarakatsanoi, is housed in a new building, which was completed in 1994.
Some of the most significant exhibits of the Museum are:
- The Sarakatsanoi hut dwelling
constructed of wood and straw, with all the family requisites. The hut has
primitive architectural features
unique in the world.
- Cheese diary
. Wood and straw construction. Inside are exhibited
the vessels and utensils
used for cheese making.
- Shepherd's hut
constructed of wood and straw.
of a "tseligato" (settlement of Sarakatsanoi). Wood and straw construction.
- "Tsiatoura" (tent)
made of woven cloth. It was used as a temporary shelter during movement from the mountain to the winter quarters and vice versa.
- Model of the "tseligato"
showing the organization of the settlement during the summer season.
- Showcases with costumes
- An important collection of old photographs
, dating from 1906 to 1950. Collection of old traditional songs (about 1000 songs) recorded and classified into categories.
The Satakatsanoi Folklore Museum has won a gold metal for social and cultural contribution in 1984 and the second prize from the Council of European
Museums in 1987.