The Folklore Museum of Menetes in Karpathos
island of dodecanesse
The beautiful village of Menetes or Menites in Karpathos situated at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level showcases some old hilltop houses and a small folklore museum.
This village is located 31 km from Pegadia or Karpathos, the capital of the island. The village has been inhabited since the 14th century A.D. and has a small Ethnographic museum, which was known as the folklore museum of the village.
The museum displays an interesting collection of archaeological findings, pottery, sculptures and icons from the area. Some remains of the neoclassical buildings or the ancient local church, Saint Mamas can also be seen at the museum. The museum exhibits a dramatic setting and the past can be relived in those moments at the museum.