Galaxidi is a town boasting a long-lasting history. Every nook and cranny has a special story to tell. Centuries ago, the locals have formed powerful maritime and Galaxidi has remained well known as a naval town. The glorious past unfolds at the marvelous Naval and Historical Museum of Galaxidi. Dating back to 1870, this was in fact the first Naval Museum of Greece. With a rich collection of maps and tools, accessories and equipment from old ships, this is a place worth visiting when in Galaxidi. It is also worth noting that the museum is housed in the former Town Hall.
Besides the maritime aspect of the museum, there are various archaeological findings as well. So visitors have the opportunity to travel back in time and seek endless treasures, both from the sea and land. These treasures go back to antiquity and have been gathered by the locals, and more specifically by the “United Youth of Galaxidi”. The findings come from the wider region and are truly magnificent.
Museums in Galaxidi also feature a Folklore Museum, with impressive collections from the locals. Those collections have been the result of their generosity over the years. They have opened their houses and donated several items of historic value. If you wish to know how life used to be back in the 1800s or the early 1900s, this is just where you need to be. Discover utensils and wearing apparel, jewelry and everyday items, in a colorful presentation that brings life to your imagination.
The best way to really know a place is to see through its past. History unveils so many secrets and reveals the true essence of the land, the people, everything. Museums in Galaxidi will show you exactly what the town is all about. And this is a journey you do not want to miss!