Karya is the home of the Folklore Museum which houses numerous important exhibits of needlework, for which Karya is famous.
Theodoros Katopodis built this museum, as a tribute to Maria Koutsochero, who after an accident which resulted in her losing her hand, devoted her life in needlework in and also taught the girls of the village this new technique. Today this is known as the ‘stitch of Koutsochero’. It was to exhibit the cultural tradition of the region as well as the beauty of the island of Lefkas (Lefkada)
In the Museum of Karya you will admire many works by Maria Koutsochero but also by many other people of the village who still use this unique technique. Moreover, you will admire very good handwoven materials and items from their tradition.
Outside the museum can be found traditional agricultural tools, wine presses and another traditional machine, which was used to make ‘tsipouro’, a local drink.