There are three Folklore Museums at Samos: one in Karlovasi, one in Pythagorio and one in Pagondas.
In Karlovasi, the “Historic and Folklore Museum” hosts everyday objects, handmade furniture, porcelain objects, embroideries and rural tools from 1870 to 1955. The museum is open to the public from 8:30 to 13:00, Tuesday to Sunday.
In Pythagorio, the museum is hosted in the Doryssa Bay resort and it offers an amazing representation of the life in Samos in the 1940s! Visitors may see how rural life and households were organized, tools from the life of shepherds and smiths, a barber shop of that period and of course embroideries, furniture, etc.
The Pythagorio Folklore Museum also called Folklore Museum of the Demetriou Foundation, is open to the public every day from 10:00 to 13:00 during the summer months.
The Pagondas Folklore Museum is a smaller, but quite interesting museum, exhibiting the interior of a traditional village house and the way of life of the Pagondas’ inhabitants.
It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 and the remaining days from 17:30 to 20:30.