The informative Kallimasia Folklore Museum
The Folklore Museum of Chios, located in the village of Kallimasia, is a museum dedicated to the traditional culture and customs of the island. The museum exhibits a collection of various items, such as household objects, tools, clothing, and textiles, which reflect the everyday life of the people of Chios.
The collection of folklore material and artefacts started in 1995, by the Association “Friends of the Kallimasia Folklore Museum” and it’s President, Yiannis Kolliaros. The idea was to use the 550 sq.m. underground room of the Kallimasia High School in order to house the Museum. The visitor can now see areas that have been transformed in places of traditional professions and activities, such as a traditional village house, a traditional groceries store, an olive oil press and an ouzo distillery.
There is also an area dedicated to Karagkiozis, the traditional greek shadow theatre. All artefacts have been donated by people of the villages and Chios town.