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Folklore Museum of Polichrono

folklore museum of polichrono

The Folklore Museum of Polichrono founded in 2014 and officially launched on August 17, 2014. The museum is a creation of the Cultural Association of Polichrono and located behind the church of Ag. Athanasios.

The scope of the museum is to preserve the cultural and intellectual heritage, concentration, preservation, conservation and promotion of any kind of historical and folklore material for educational and cultural advancement.

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Folklore Collection at Vavdos

Vavdos museum

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.

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Anthropological Museum at Petralona

Petralona museum

35 kilometres from Thessaloniki on the old Thessaloniki – Nea Moudania national highway is the village of Petralona. The cave and the Anthropological Museum are a further 2 km beyond the village.

The museum was built and financed in 1978 by the Anthropological Society of Greece (AEE), which owns it. It opened in 1979. The purpose of the museum is to showcase the finds from the Petralona cave, the prehistoric culture of Greece, Europe, and the entire world, and finds representing the entire palaeoanthropological area of Greece.

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Christian Halkidiki Exhibition at Ouranoupoli

Ouranoupoli museum

The 10th Directorate of Byzantine Antiquities has set up the Christian Halkidiki exhibition in Ouranoupoli, Halkidiki, which is the village where visitors and pilgrims embark for Mount Athos. It is housed in a building near the embarkation point and the Ouranoupoli tower. Constructed in the eighteenth century, this building is known as the arsanas or boathouse, and was formerly used as such by the monks of Vatopedi Monastery, which owned it.

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Archaeological Museum at Olynthos

Olinthos museum

The museum opened in July 1998 in a building on the archaeological site of ancient Olynthos, 5 km from Moudania, Halkidiki.
The excavational finds are in the Poliyiros Archaeological Museum. The Olynthos Museum has only audio-visual material, the purpose of which is to give visitors a complete picture of the archaeological site of Olynthos, starting with the history of the city and moving on to a description of the excavation and the restoration.

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Folklore Museum at Poliyiros

folkore poligiros

The Poliyiros Folklore Museum opened in May 1998 on the initiative of the Women’s Voluntary Association for Community Development, a local group that has been organising folklore-related events for the past twenty years. The museum is located in the town centre in the renovated two-storey residence of the former mayor of Poliyiros, Mr Karaganis, who donated it for the purpose.

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History and Folklore Museum at Arnaia

Arnaia musuem

Arnaia is a picturesque little town in Halkidiki, 58 km from Thessaloniki and 37 km from Poliyiros. The museum, which belongs to the municipality, is behind the National Bank in the town centre. It is housed in a two-storey town-house of the eighteenth century, which was owned by Konstandinos Katsangelos and used to house the folklore collection put together by the Arnaia Cultural and Educational Association. It has been renovated recently and opened as a museum in the summer of 1999.

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