Folk Art Museum of Makrinitsa

A reflection of traditional art forms of diverse community groups.

This first in-depth exhibition in Pelion’s relatively unknown artistic contribution is composed of more than 1500 artworks coming from the area.


Price per person:

€ 5,- per person. Educational programs, organized guided tours.

Group or individual: Individual
Outdoor or indoor: Indoor
Guide: On request
Startpoint: Makrinitsa, Volos, 370 11, Magnisia, Griekenland

Opening days


Opening Hours

  • 9.00 - 14.30. Sunday 11.00 - 14.30



No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Greek Pelion Art

This restored 1844 mansion (“Topali”), above the central square of Makrinitsa.

Walls made of stone, wooden roof covered with schist slabs, doors and windows are small in dimention, wooden with iron bars. The ground floor was used for storage and auxiliary rooms, the first floor were the winter residence rooms, on the second floor the rooms of the summer residence. There are remarkable decorative elements preserved in a perfect condition, such as false windows over the windows of the first floor, wooden ceilings, a small tower with embrasures etc.

Museum of  Folk Art and history.

The museum has well-displayed relics  from tne Post-Byzantine period, 1453-1821• Modern and contemporary Greece, 1821-today. They include an old tsipouro still, a Victrola phonograph ‘talking machine’, a stounding folk collection of more than 1,500 items; traditional costumes, old photographs, rare manuscripts, historical pieces, household equipment, pictures, jewellery, books, clothing, tools, flags, guns and a hidden water fountain built into a stone wall. Many rooms of the museum are furnished with traditional furniture and present rooms like in the old times. The mansion resembles a fortress, with wooden window shuts and no balconies. It offers amazing view to the port of Volos and the mountainsides of Pelion.


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