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Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes | Plan and prebook your visit

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1-1,5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

25 people

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Save time , skip the line ,  joy your visit and intensive guidance into Museum - The Victoria Karelias Collection of  Traditional Greek Costumes !! E-tickets for archaeological sites, monuments and museums in Greece available online through our travel agency. As a travel agent we really do care about our... More

Save time , skip the line ,  joy your visit and intensive guidance into Museum – The Victoria Karelias Collection of  Traditional Greek Costumes !!

E-tickets for archaeological sites, monuments and museums in Greece available online through our travel agency.
As a travel agent we really do care about our guests, we  would like to announce that the visitors of selected museum The Victoria Karelias Collection of  Traditional Greek Costumes, can NOW buy tickets online.

The Collection
The Victoria Karelias Collection of Traditional Greek Costumes was created, initially as a private collection, by the founding member and long-standing President of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women of Kalamata, V. Karelias. The fruit of 50 years of dedicated effort, it was bestowed on the Lyceum, to be henceforth curated by an institution widely recognised for its contribution to the preservation and promotion of Greek tradition. Ever since, as a token of gratitude and based on a unanimous decision of the Administrative Board of the Lyceum, it has born the name of the collector. The collection comprises a large number of complete outfits, as worn by women and men, from all regions of Greece, a considerable number of gold-embroidered overcoats, excellent pieces of work of the terzides, as well as pieces of jewelry which –much more than being mere decorative accessories- constitute an independent and significant component of the collection in their own right. The listed building that houses the Collection has been loaned to the Lyceum by the Municipality of Kalamata under the condition that its completion and remodeling be funded by the Lyceum itself. The project has been entirely funded by the collector and the George & Victoria Karelia Foundation.

Guided tours
Visitors are guided through the exhibition with the aid of user-friendly digital means. The digital labelling of the showcases favors interaction between the visitors and the exhibits and encourages the children’s inquisitive nature. Guided tours are available for groups, i.e. schools, societies etc. Personal guided tours, special access and parking space are available for PwDs.

Temporary and thematic exhibitions take place, at regular intervals, in the indoor halls of the building. Seminars, speeches, presentations and art exhibitions are held at the multi-purpose hall throughout the year. During summer, concerts, literary evenings, theatrical happenings and other artistic events take place, during summer, at the building’s courtyard. Their objective is to demonstrate that tradition is not stagnant but vibrant, inspired by its ever-changing environment and bound to a perpetual transformation and rediscovery.

Educational programs
In collaboration with the academic community, support is offered to students and researchers interested in greek Traditional costumes and related academic subjects. Inventive educational programs, adapted to the needs and interests of various target groups, are hosted in the multi-purpose hall of the building all year round. In collaboration with the Directorate of primary and secondary school education, specially designed activities familiarize the students with the esthetics, the fabrics and the fabrication technics of greek traditional costumes and encourage the development and the expression of original and innovative ideas inspired by them.

You can request  tickets for all members of your family or group and we will answer you before ticketing with the detailed rates about discounts per person.

Enjoy easily your visit at The Victoria Karelias Collection of  Traditional Greek Costumes and learn about the Traditional Greek Costumes connecting Greek Culture and History !!

Prices per person

€ 5,00  per adult (inclunding guidance at the museum from minimum 8 visitors ).
€ 3,00 Reduced ticket ( Child 5-12 yrs, Senior 65+, Groups min 15pax, unemployed citizens, Families with 6 members+ )

Important notice : Groups larger than 15 people must be booked on a specific day and time and divided into different time groups.
Our travel company  can secure your group’s booking in order to avoid unnecessary inconvenience and unwanted surprises !



  • One of the most comprehensive collections of Greek traditional costumes in Greece!
  • Large number of complete outfits, as worn by women and men, from all regions of Greece !
  • An experiential exhibit,a resourceful thematic presentation,an advanced media guide tour.
  • An enchanting journey through history, culture,aesthetics and art.
  • Jewels of the Greek geographical area.
  • The Kalamata Lyceum Club is a pioneer in the instruction of Greek folk dances.
  • A considerable number of gold-embroidered overcoats.
  • At the Collection’s shop visitors can find the catalogue of the Collection, various editions of the Lyceum, scarves and shawls inspired by caracteristic elements of the messinian landscape and popular decorative patterns, traditional jewelry replicas, aswell as a variety of folklore artefacts.


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Summary - Program :
Summary - Program :

This outdoor activity is available daily, depending the weather conditions-national holidays and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.

If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.

Temporary and thematic exhibitions 2021
Temporary and thematic exhibitions 2021

Temporary and thematic exhibitions take place, at regular intervals, in the indoor halls of the building. The exhibitions present the multiple facets of greek traditional costume through the ages and acknowledge the perpetual reappearance of its various forms and aesthetics.

“Heroes made of metal”
Art exhibition, Nikos Floros

“Raiment of the Soul”
Art exhibition, Vangelis Kyris – Anatoli Georgiev

Due to COVID19 measures, the inception and the duration of the above will be announced when possible and will be subject to change according to applicable directives. You are kindly requested to contact the Collection prior to your visit.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable casual shoes - clothing.
Sunscreen especially during summer months.

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

This service is inclund only the ticket of the selected site.
It is up to you when you will visit this specific archeological site or museum according to the opening hours of the site.

E-ticket with all information will be send to you by email 24 hours prior the day of your visit to the site.

Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday closed

64 Stadiou Str., 24133 Kalamata - Greece

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition.
Most travelers can participate.Light walking is nessecery.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.

Important notice :
Important notice :

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.

No refund will be given for no shows or late comers.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked visit.

Cancellation policy of your ticket will be mentioned on the genuine ticket with all terms and conditions.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.

Social distancing is maintained in museums , all type used vehicles ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus).

The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.

Masks are required, please bring your own..


  • Skip the line of the ticket kiosks.
  • Unique ticket per visitor for the Victoria Karelias Collection of  Traditional Greek Costumes.
  • Souvenir Gifts one cart-postal,1 pencil, 1 pen with the logo of the Victoria Karelias Collection of Traditional Greek Costumes.
  • Intensive professional guidance in the Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes.
  • Delivery of the original ticket to your email - 24 hours prior the visit.
  • Guarantee of purchase the tickets.
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Transfer from/to your accommodation.Pls kindly ask us for our flexible rates for your transportation.
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical sites and museums.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages ( Optional ).

Tour's Location

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