The agricultural museum is housed in a restored from the Department of Antiquities traditional building, that once used to belong to the family of Gabriel and Eleni Papachristoforou, whose heirs, donated the house in order to become a museum.
The house is a typical specimen of local architecture from the 19th century. It is completely covered in stone and in its ground floor there are five rooms. In the upper floor there is also one more room and outside the building, there is an indoor enclosed courtyard with a traditional oven and an arcade that leads to the external door, towards the main street. There is no doubt, that back to its times, the house was a beautiful mansion of a wealthy family.
On its ground floor, the main room is known as 'dihoro', which means two spaces or two rooms. Dihoro, was the main room of the house and it contains a loom , used by the ladies of the house to sew the clothing of the family members and to prepare their dowry. Within the room there are also all of the necessary tools needed for the loom. Behind the area of dihoro, there is a cellar used as a storage space, mainly for food and tools. Big jars that contained oil and wine can also be seen in the storage room. Furthermore, next to the dihoro, there is a small room leading to the kitchen and the fireplace. In this room, there are still objects being exposed, used for the production of food and bread.
The secondary place of the ground floor, was used a living room, a dining place and as a reception and working area. In this place, the visitors can also see tools, used by our ancestors for their working and daily life tasks. Moving on to the upper floor, there is the master bedroom, elegantly decorated. The center of the attention inside the master bedroom, is the king sized bed made out of iron, the carved wardrobe, the sewing machine and other useful objects and items, describing the life style of the old times.
We strongly believe, that you should visit the museum. This is the only way for us to learn and experience for a while, how people used to survive and live back then, centuries ago, in our modern days.