Maritime and Culture Tradition Museum

Skiathos Town

A former school on Bourtzi islet houses a one-room local history museum. Staff point out exhibits, which are signed in Greek and consist mostly of 20th-century paraphernalia relating to shipbuilding and navigation.

The open-air theatre behind the museum is used for summer concerts.

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