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Museum of Wooden Sculptures

Axos Milopotamou, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #15 of 33 Attractions in Rethymnon
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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St.Augustine
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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216 reviews 216 reviews
47 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
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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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

The sculptor explained the history behind each sculpture. they were all amazing and so big but I especially appreciated 'hercules and the Lion'

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Weesp, The Netherlands
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

The museum I visited now 3 times with friends and every time the artist George Kantanos gave us a guided tour in his new museum in the ancient village Axos, which is about halfway Heraklion-Rethymno on the slopes of Crete's highest mountains. Georges uses dead old trees from the island and get's his inspiration from family lafe, religion, nature, culture... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

We spotted the signs for this place as we drove to visit Stefoni cave. We also spotted the over 10ft tall carving of a man and bear wrestling! On the way back we decided to have a quick look out of curiosity and I am so glad we did. There was a lovely German couple already there and the wood... More

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