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Museum of Wooden Sculptures

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Address: Axos Milopotamou, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 6937691387
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In a small village at the base of Mt Psiloritis the sculptor Georgios works to produce these fantastic statues, he is one of the top wood artists in the world. This is a private... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Neapolis, Greece
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Neapolis, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

In a small village at the base of Mt Psiloritis the sculptor Georgios works to produce these fantastic statues, he is one of the top wood artists in the world. This is a private museum built and owned by Georgios and his brother, who show their visitors around personally and explain the origins and the time frame for carving every... More 

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Aldershot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a charming gifted man he has carved some beautiful statues, animals a fantastic Giant Eagle. He takes you round the museum himself explaining how and why he carved some of the statues. It was interesting for young and old and we were also given a free drink. An unforgettable experience, well worth a visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This guys work is completely and truly beyond words. Pictures even mine do not do it justice. He will give you a personal guided tour, telling you when each peace was made, what it was made from, why he choose to do what he did and so much more. The photos I have uploaded are immediately off my camera and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you travel between Heraklion and Rethymino, you must stop in Axos Mylopotamou visit Museum of Wooden Sculptures . Georgios koutantos is a true artist who gives soul to tree trunks. He is a self-taught artist since 9 years old, uses only a hammer and a chisel up to day and makes wood sculptures that leaves you with opened mouth!... More 

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St.Augustine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were on our way to the village of Anogeia and stumbled upon this museum. What we discovered was a treasure trove of wooden creations. The sculptor George gave us a personal tour of the museum which house is only his carvings. To say magnificent, amazing or stupendous would not be enough to describe the beautiful workmanship. If you were... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you visit Axos (on the way to Anogia) you'll find this museum on your right hand. This guy is making miracles with his hands, just with a piece of wood. It's not a big museum. The fee entrance is the only source of keeping it alive, since it doesn't get any money from the state. You can see 2... More 

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Réthymnon, Rethimni, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Wooden Sculptures Museum is located at the foot of the sacred mountain of Psiloritis and it is a permanent collection of the sculptor George Koutantos. In Axos Milopotamou, within an hour distance both from the city of Rethymno (45 km) and the city of Heraclion (43 km), in a natural landscape, more than one hundred handmade work arts are... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

It was quite an experience. We found it by accident, on the way to Ulise''s cave. On the way back we stopped to visit it. The artist is a self educated man, working hard and dedicated to his unsophisticated art. He started everything based from his imagination and skills, without no training or big money. And now he has his... More 

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Alloa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This was a particularly interesting and wonderful trip. This man can work miracles with his sculptures. Wouldn't have missed it for the world.

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Devizes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stopped here on our way to the caves nearby. The entry fee is 5 Euro's but well worth it. The man who produces the sculptures is very informative and is so enthusiastic. He speaks good English! Amazing stuff!

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