The Silk Museum presents the different phases of sericulture and silk manufacturing in detail and focuses on how the town of Soufli became a major silk-producing centre in the late 19th through to the mid-20th century.
What is on display?
The Silk Museum initiates you to the pre-industrial procedure of silkworm rearing and the processing of silk. It introduces you to the architectural, social and economic context of the period that made the town of Soufli a major silk-producing centre in Greece.
On the upper floor you shall acquaint yourself with details from all the phases composing the cycle of sericulture:
Following this, discover the stages of silk manufacturing through authentic exhibits, supported by audiovisual material:
The documentaries projected in this section of the exhibition help connect sericulture and silk manufacturing to a specific space- and time- frame: the local society, economy, architecture and culture. Special mention is made to the Givre Brothers' Silk Mills, equivalent to a «registered trademark» of Soufli at the time.
In the module «Costumes of Soufli» you will admire unique accessories of the Soufliot attire.
Of interest to children
Young visitors have the opportunity to see reproductions of all the stages of silk processing.
, for schools and group visits, such as the programme «Let's weave», where the children are taught the cycle of sericulture, the process of weaving and the dyeing of silk yarns and fabrics.
The Museum was funded by the European Union and the third community support framework, regional operational programme for the East Macedonia-Thrace 2000-2006.
Eleftheriou Venizelou 73
GR-684 00 Soufli
Telephone: (+30) 25540 23700
Fax: (+30) 25540 24027
From March 1st through to October 15th:
Daily (except Tuesdays) 10 am - 6 pm.
From October 16th through to February 28th:
Daily (except Tuesdays) 10 am - 5 pm.
Closed on: Tuesdays, January 1st, Good Friday (until 12 noon), (Greek Orthodox) Easter Sunday, May 1st, September 14th (local patronal feast), August 15th, December 25th and 26th.
Standard entrance fee: € 4,00
Concessionary ticket: € 2,00. Please, see here.
Free admission: Please, see here.
Days of free admission:
May 18th (International Museum Day)
June 5th (World Environment Day)
Last weekend in September (European Heritage Days)
By public transport or by car from Alexandroupolis and Athens.
For better service, it is recommended to give the Museum advance notice of group visits.
If you are a teacher and would like to schedule either a visit or the participation of your school in an educational programme, please contact the Museum.
After scheduling your visit, download the application form for an educational pack, which will be sent to your school free of charge.
Admission for disabled visitors is free. For group visits, it is necessary to notify the Museum in advance.
Amateur photography or video filming is permitted. Professional/commercial photography or filming is strictly prohibited without prior special permission from PIOP. Application for special permit.
Application for photography permission
Application for film-video permission
The Museum's premises can host academic, artistic and other events - activities, following the prior authorization of the request by PIOP.
Please fill in the Licence to Use the Premises