The museum is dedicated to the significant Greek writer Alexandros Papadiamantis (1851-1911). It is the very house where he spent the last years of his life up until the day of his death. The house is located at the center of Skiathos island and is one of the old, aristocratic households, designed with specific local architecture.
A 75m2 building, made in 1860, which housed the entire Papadiamantis’ family: the father Emmanuel, the mother Gioulo (Aggeliko) and their five children (three girls and two boys). Upstairs, there were the three bedrooms where the family spent most of their time and on the outside, at the half-closed balcony, there was the family’s summer kitchen. Today, this small kitchen has turned into the main entrance to the museum through Papadiamantis’ square. Most of the museum’s exhibits (several objects, furniture and clothes) have been donated by Alexandros’ close relatives, mostly by his nieces and nephews.