Museum of Maritime Tradition and Sponge

Maritime Museum
Address: Municipality of Limnos, Limnos, 81 400
Fax: +30 22540 92383
Mobile: +30 6978947557

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The objectives of the Museum of Maritime Tradition and Sponge – Fishing of Nea Koutali is to highlight the history of islanders of Koutali in their old homeland and the presentation of sponge – fishing , as it has been practiced by people from Koutali in their new homeland, the island of Limnos. These objectives are supported by three thematic sections of the exhibition, which are developed in such a way that they can be understood by the general public. These sections, “Life of islanders of Koutali before their uprooting”, “Sponge – Fishing at Nea Koutali in Limnos” and “The Archaeological Collection” present a logical sequence governed both by the historical development of the issue and secondly by the visitor’s gradual initiation in one of the most exciting Greek traditional occupations, that of sponge – fishing.

The exhibits are mostly donations and demonstrate the cultural sensitivity of people in Koutali, who first granted antiques to the school of their community and later everything they had at home as their cultural heritage.

Summer season (July 1st to Aug. 31st ) Daily: 10:00 to 14:00 and 19.00 - 21.00 Sundays - Holidays: 10.30 - 14.30 Closed on Mondays Winter season (Sept. 1st to June 30th) Upon request

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Agios Dimitrios, Lemnos 814 00 GR
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