The house where A.Papadiamantis was raised and passed away is open to the public as a folklore museum. It is located at the centre of Skiathos town just a few meters away from the port and closed to our skiathos hotels mystery.
The house was built by Papadiamantis father, who was a priest, in 1860. It is a two-storey house of 75 square meters. His big and very poor family lived there all together. Papadiamantis had 3 sisters and two brothers, one of whom died in young age. The author left his home for studies at the age of 14. Due to his great financial struggles, he had to discontinue his education several times and return to Skiathos. He finally returned in 1908 in poor health and died 3 years later in his favorite island.
All museum’s displays are donated by the children of his married sister Ourania and his brother George. The visitors of the museum have the chance to see not only the architecture and furnishing of a typical 19th century house, but also they become familiar with the great work of the famous author. There is an exhibition of his books, old editions, original manuscripts and also an exhibition of his personal belongings, including his pen and inkwell. He has written with this pen 180 novels, which ironically were all published after his death.
The museum has been declared as a historic monument in 1965, by the Ministry of Culture.