Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Museum


The benevolent Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Museum “V. Papantoniou” was founded in 1974 and is based in Nafplio. Its purpose is to research, preserve, study and promote the later Hellenic civilization.

At the building of 1 King Alexander Road in Nafplio, the Folklife Museum of the Institution is housed, that was awarded in 1981 with the “European Museum of the Year main Award”. In 1999, the Peloponnesian Folklife Institution celebrated at the same time its 25 years, dating back from its foundation, and the dawn of the new millennia.


The new exhibit, themed “The Best of PFI”, opted to project the width and the wealth of PFI’s collections that to this day number more than 27.000 objects.

Since 2006, at the already internally renovated building, the exhibition named “Urban Greece: Nafplio 1822-1922” is being hosted. This new permanent exhibition mostly concerns about urban Nafplio and the surrounding areas. At the ground floor, various museological pieces are being displayed, placed boldly and freely, so that the multiformity of the collector’s philosophy of PFI can be stressed out.