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Address: 18, Dimitriou Kakkavou St., Goumenissa, Kilkis prefecture, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: Wednesday & Saturday: 11.00-13.00
Sunday: 11.00-13.30, 17.00-19.00
Phone No: (++30) 23430 41362/41525
 

 

In 1991, Christos and Katerina Alevras set up a folklore museum in Goumenissa, a picturesque little town in Kilkis prefecture 85 km from Thessaloniki. It is housed in a new two-storey building on the road from Goumenissa to the nearby village of Grivas, and its purpose is to preserve the folk tradition and culture and initiate the younger generation into the secrets and beauties of folk culture.

On the ground floor are displayed folk costumes ñ men’s and women’s formal and everyday wear ñ from all over Macedonia, including Sarakatsan and Thracian costumes and the uniform of a Macedonian freedom fighter. There are also hand-embroidered silks and handwoven woollen bedding, together with domestic furniture, utensils both decorative and utilitarian of the nineteenth century, numerous documents of the nineteenth century and personalia of the Macedonian freedom fighters. Naturally, the museum also has traditional agricultural implements (a plough, mattocks, water troughs, gin traps) and the accoutrements of weaving (a loom, spinning wheels, spindles, shuttles).

In the basement are some impressive barrels for wine and the local raki known as tsipouro, together with various artefacts connected with traditional winemaking; and there is also a display of locally made clay vessels.

A loom
A loom
Women local costumes
Women local costumes
Impressive wine barrels
Impressive wine barrels
Traditional agricultural implements
Traditional agricultural implements


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