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Museum of Cretan Ethnology

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Address: Voroi Pirgiotissis | Vori, Heraklion, Crete 70200, Greece
Phone Number: 30 28920 91112
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Visit in teh past of Crete

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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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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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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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London
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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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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

This little museum, in Vori - a pretty, traditinal village near Gourtys & Faistos - really 'punches above its' weight'. it's full of traditional day-to-day objects such as baskets, farming implements, fabrics etc which depict everyday life in Crete over the last couple of hundred years. AND, unusually, it's very well displayed & perfectly titled, with clear descriptions in Greek... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

This museum is a little of the beaten trail but we liked thtt it was in a small village. After an interesting tour in the very ifomative museum with loads of artifacts and infornation, we sat in the square outside and could really imagine the life before in crete. Great place to take a break if you are touring the... More 

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