#188 Folklore Museum Skoufa

Location

It is housed in a restored Turkish fort, next to the bridge of Arta.

Construction Data

 

Historical Data

The point at which the museum was built is not accidental, as the bridge of Arta was the boundary of the newly established Greek state.

On display are objects of daily life, household utensils, tools, crafts, accessories of carnival costumes and material associated with the bridge.

More specifically, the visitor can admire:

The collection of paintings and photographic versions of the bridge of Arta from inception up to date. The acoustic representation of the legends of Arta, but also the history of the city. The reconstruction of the interior of a traditional house. There the following noticeable exhibits exist: 1) traditional loom, 2) traditional costumes 3) woodcut Sarmanitsa, 4) traditional beddings, artwork Artin women, 5) various household objects (iron, pots, lamps, sieves, etc.) 6) finally there is also the traditional fireplace that was necessary in all homes of Arta.

Various items of rural life (bells, plowshares, etc.). Representation of the market of Arta early this century: 1) traditional shoemaker, 2) coppersmith 3) distiller 4) candle maker 5) coffee shop

Collection of carnival masks of the carnival of Arta, which has a long tradition.


Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The history of the region of Arta, long lost in the mists of time. The years of history are evidenced and certified by numerous classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments that one can encounter in a single trip, convincing and satisfying even the most skeptical ones about the grandeur of the area. The Wall of Ancient Amvrakia, the Temple of Pythian Apollo Savior, the Castle, the famous monasteries and churches (Pandanassa, Parigoritria, Panagia Vlacherna, Red Church, etc.), the famous bridge of Arta, the Little Theatre of Amvrakia, the Mosque Faik Pasha in Imaret, among many others, are representative samples of the aspect of Arta in time. Besides visiting the monuments themselves, there is the opportunity to visit museums and collections that with their exhibits encourage us to travel mentally, in enchanting Arta, over the centuries. These are the Archaeological Museum of Arta, the Historical Museum "Skoufa", the Folklore Museum "Skoufa", The Collection of Folklore Material P. Karali and the information center of Salaora.

One, beyond the historical side of the city, will discover the traditional villages with their great history (Peta Kompoti), unparalleled natural beauty (Agnanta, Vourgareli) with the springs, the bridges, the clear waters and breathtaking views. Also, one will know the ecosystems of the area and the landscapes of exceptional ecological value, as Tzoumerka, the Ambracian Gulf and the valley of Acheloos. These, will guide the visitor to the wild, majestic landscapes, important wetlands and intact lagoons and to the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, respectively. Also, for further information, one can visit the old port of Arta with its imposing lighthouse, the Koprena, in which operates an Environmental Education Center and a Museum of Natural History.

Apart from the points and sights of cultural-historical-cultural and natural interest, the visitor will be able to take advantage of the impressive, huge, mountains that surround and embrace Arta, and its gurgling, crystal, rushing rivers, in the context of alternative tourism. Focusing on Tzoumerka, Arachthos, Amvrakikos, a wide range of choices unfolds in front of all interested parties.

Such choices are the water routes of Canoe Kayak and Rafting, in the artificial lake of Pournari in Neochori of the municipality of Arachthos and in Arachthos, respectively. Other activities, such as horse riding, cycling, climbing routes, hiking trails, Hang gliding, paragliding, and participation in Spa-Thermal Bath Tourism (Thermal Baths of Chanopoulo) and in numerous local traditions and customs (festivals, celebrations etc.), complete the range of activities of alternative tourism, offering new experiences in nature, as it is disclosed in its most primal form.