Folklore Museum of Komotini

Komotini Museum

A two-story structure that follows the patterns of folk architecture and houses an exhibition about Komotini of the past centuries.

The exterior of the Komotini Folklore Museum that is built based on the local folk architecture.
photo: Ggia / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Folklore Museum of Komotini is open to the public since 1962. From 1989 it is housed in the Peidi manor which after its renovation it composes a characteristic example of the local traditional architecture.

Among the exhibits there are traditional costumes, embroidery, artifacts made of copper, wood, clay, and silver. The visitor can also gain a broad picture from the everyday life of the local population by observing a series of agricultural tools, traditional crafts tools, and household items collected to give a complete image of the traditional way of living.

Similar items originate from other areas like regions of Asia Minor since the Christian immigrants adapted them to the local practices and environment.

About Folklore Museum of Komotini

Last updated: 26 Apr 2021

address Agiou Georgiou, Komotini, 691 00, Greece