The island museum

The Folklore and Naval Museum is a treasure trove of information about the island, including an amazing collection of traditional garments from the 19th century, household items, weaving looms, compasses and sewing machines. The upper floor is arranged as a typical island home, with a fully equipped kitchen, living room and bedroom. The museum is the personal achievement of Manolis Christoulakis, a retired doctor who inherited the house and set up the museum with no state funding but with help from his fellow islanders. Christoulakis is there every morning to guide visitors through the exhibits. The museum is at Pano Porta in the Kastro. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tel. 22870.511.18.