The His­tory of Silk

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The town of Sou­fli, near Greece’s bor­der with Turkey in the re­gion of Evros, was one of Greece’s ma­jor silk-pro­duc­ing cen­ters up un­til the early 20th cen­tury. To­day it is home to the Silk Mu­seum, where you can find out about the his­tory of the pre-in­dus­trial pro­ce­dure of silk farm­ing and pro­cess­ing. Dis­plays also in­form vis­i­tors about re­lated ar­chi­tec­ture, and the lo­cal cus­toms and econ­omy at the time. The mu­seum is open Wed­nes­days to Mon­days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stan­dard en­trance costs 3 eu­ros, with free ad­mis­sion for un­der-18s and over-65s. Silk Mu­seum, 73 Eleft­he­riou Venizelou, tel 255.402.3700

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