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House of Papadiamantis
SKIATHOS island, North Sporades, Magnesia, Greece

It is the house in which Alexandros Papadiamantis, one of the most important Greek authors of the past century was born, lived and died. It was built in 1850 -1860 by father Adamantios, the author's grandfather. The ground floor was used for storage and the first floor for habitation.

It is a small two-story-building of folk architecture, 35 m in the ground floor and 40 m in the first floor. Its walls are made either of stone or of "tsatma" -light construction of wood and plaster. The four-inclination wooden roof is covered with tiles of the "Byzantine" type. The doors and windows are wooden, quite big in dimension and made according to the local type called "nailed". The staircase and the floors are wooden and generally all its special elements preserve the original traditional colour.

Works of general repairing and supporting of the building were done in 1990. In 1994 the basement was tuned to an exhibition room. The first floor is preserved as the house of Alexandros Papadiamantis with its original furniture and objects of the time, whereas the ground floor is functioning as an exhibition room of different traditional objects of Skiathos. In 1954 the building was bought by the State and since then it belongs to Skiathos Municipality. In 1965 it was characterized as a preserved monument by the Ministry of Culture.

Contact information
Address : House of Papadiamantis, Skiathos, 37002, Magnesia, Greece
Telephone: +30 24270 22240

Tales from a Greek Island - Written near the turn of the century, these twelve stories speak today in ways both remarkable and familiar, by Alexandros Papadiamantis

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