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Address: Voroi Pirgiotissis | Vori, Heraklion, Crete 70200, Greece
Phone Number: 30 28920 91112
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An excellent and wide-ranging collection, well set-out and with good information. Also try the new folklore museum in Zaros, not too far away

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

An excellent and wide-ranging collection, well set-out and with good information. Also try the new folklore museum in Zaros, not too far away

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Not really my sort of museum but it is well laid out and has many interesting items of life on Crete up until the war. Be careful in spotting the place. It took me 3 passes through the village to spot the sign.

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Thank John5643
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I did not expect to find such a museum in the middle of Crete. An excellent job! Very accurate reconstruction of life in Crete during previous times.

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Thank Antonis A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This tiny village seems to have poured its heart into displaying and explaining traditional Cretan life. Exhibits are beautifully displayed with excellent signage in English.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Don't miss this very authentic, small museum dedicated to Cretan history of every day life. Vori is a small village worth walking through.

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Thank Bill K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is small museum (as almost all in Heraklion), which represents daily life of Cretan family. On one side - it's quite boring. On the other - you can see how they were using some simple materials in interesting ways. As for me, I have gathered many matches between Cretan life and traditional Russian village.

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

A fascinating museum, showing how tough it's been for the people of Crete. Well laid out, super artefacts.

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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

What seemed an endless collection of baskets on one floor, but really interesting artifacts covering three floors. Much of it was barely antique, and all the more interesting because you could really imagine some of the things being used today. If you are in the area, it is well worth popping in. Also a great little cafenion in the nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is a quuirky but wonderful little museum. Every exhibit is labelled with loads of detail. The exhibits cover the culture of Crete with faming and agricultaral references and some historical pieces related to the German occupation during World War ll. Lots of baskets. I didn't know that there was such a variation in the making of baskets! It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

A small museum in Vori, 2 kms from the archeological site of Phaistos. It presents the daily life of Crete organized by theme: agriculture, fishing, weaving, etc., in a lovely old house. It takes about 45 minutes to go through the museum. The museum has received awards for the quality of its exhibitions.

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