Paros Museum of Popular Aegean civilization
The Paros Museum of Popular Aegean civilization is located in the installations of the Lefkes Village hotel in Paros. The Museum was founded by Mr. George Pittas, owner of the hotel, author and explorer of the Aegean Sea (simadiatouaigaiou.wordpress.com). The numerous exhibits of everyday life and traditional occupations reveal a world, that even under difficult conditions, managed to live in harmony with the environment ,respecting nature and humanity. Apart from the aesthetic value and what they symbolize, they reflect on the development of the mind and culture.
The museum exhibits are separated in different units:
- The rock unit (obsidians, heavy spar, perlite, kaolin, marbles, etc.)
- The steel industry unit (tools, building elements, verandas’ rails)
- The pottery unit (earthenware jars, pitchers, pots from all the islands of the Aegean)
- The furniture unit which occupies the biggest part of the Paros Museum and includes furniture from all the social environments and regions of the Aegean.
- The Aegean folklore architecture unit with instructive drawings.
- Relative thematic photographic reports are presented each year for display in the Paros Museum, while a rich library and file with DVD/Video supplement the plunge into the Folklore Culture of the Aegean.
A series of cultural events at Lefkes Village include cooperation with experienced guides enabling guests to visit various areas of archaeological interest, organize walks at old paved paths ,execute offroad 4 x 4 trips under arduous conditions and attempt visits to numerous monasteries, churches, traditional houses and places of unique natural beauty. Boat trips are often organized and guests after having attended scuba diving lessons become acquainted with the sea bed, underwater species and plants as well as sunk archaeological sites