Outside View
 
Address: Junior School, Vavdos, Halkidiki prefecture, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: By appointment, daily
 

 

Vavdos is an old mountain village in Halkidiki. It is 40 km from Thessaloniki and accessed from the Thessaloniki-Poliyiros provincial road. In the summer of 1997, the Vavdonians’ Association in Thessaloniki and the Folklore and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia and Thrace put together a folklore collection, which is housed in a room in the junior school that was designed for the purpose and has its own separate entrance. The exhibits were donated by the villagers.

The exhibition presents the traditional life of Vavdos through artefacts and photographs from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. There is a reconstruction of a traditional household, including a loom in one corner (which clothed the house and its inmates), clothing (mainly female) in another corner, a sitting-room with a fireplace, a wash-stand, a cradle, a bed and a wardrobe, a traditional kitchen, and a cellar containing basic foodstuffs (bread, oil, wine, and objects connected with them). There are also artefacts connected with the economic life of the village: beekeeping, agriculture, sericulture, stockbreeding, forestry, and, particularly, magnesite mining near the village.

Vavdos Traditional Costumes
Vavdos Traditional Costumes
Interior View of the Traditional House
Interior View of the Traditional House
Beekeeping Tools
Beekeeping Tools
Magnesite Mining Near the Village
Magnesite Mining Near the Village


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