Vrakades Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum of Vrakades is located in the scenic village of Vrakades, 650 meters above sea level on the north-western side of the island. The village was founded in the 17th century and contains old stone houses and captains' villas of architectural note. The museum houses an interesting collection of items related to the history and people of the region. Of particular interest are documents and memorabilia from the Free State of Ikaria.

Other exhibits include various clay and wooden objects used by the housewife, the beekeeper, and the farmer. Ecclesiastical relics from Profit Elias in Vrakades and the convent of Evagelistrias Mavrianou, books by Ikarian writers, Ikarian records and documents over 500 years old. Of note is the cutter, lanari in Greek, used for the processing of wool and goat hairs from which the modest local clothing was made. The simple tool used for making ropes,"isgos" an old diggin tool, and many other tools belonging to the first inhabitants of the island. Tel: +30 22750 41381

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