“Gnafala” – Folklore Museum of Soufli

The private selection of the Bouroulitis family, with many exhibits from the folk tradition and the daily life in Soufli of the past centuries created the “Gnafala” Folklore Museum.

The word “gnafala” in sericulture means the silkworm’s first yarn, with which builds its cocoon.

“Gnafala” is the first folklore museum of the area. It was created in 1998 by the Bouroulitis family and it houses its private folk collection, started by George Bouroulitis in 1970.

The “Gnafala” Folklore Museum was housed in the loft of the then silk shop. Five years later, in 2003, the building was expanded in order to house the collection, which could no longer fit in that little loft. The 200 sq. m. new space of the museum ideally hosted the exhibits, since the building was an old traditional house of 1897.

The exhibits in the “Gnafala” Folklore Museum are divided into ten sections: The home, The woman, The child, The man, The couple, The silk, Agricultural objects, Ecclesiastical objects, Music and Festivals, Military and Political objects. The collection with the brooches and the jewelry, the local costumes and vintage clothing.

The “Gnafala” Folklore Museum of Soufli is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm. Special programs and tours for students are arranged in cooperation with the museum.

El. Venizelou 12, 684 00 Soufli


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