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Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon

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Address: 30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Phone Number: 0831/23-398
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Worthwhile Small Historic Museum

The collections at this charming museum captured the history of Crete's Folk Art and culture very well. The examples of lace work and weaving were fascinating. It was just right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
tracyandjohn61
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Toronto, Canada
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I planned my week's holiday so that I could visit this museum on the Thursday, when it was supposed to be open. Unfortunately, it was closed on the three occasions in the morning when I tried to visit. I had a trip out of town on the Friday and on my last day, Saturday, the rain poured down all day... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The collections at this charming museum captured the history of Crete's Folk Art and culture very well. The examples of lace work and weaving were fascinating. It was just right for an hour or two.

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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a good place to visit if you want to get a bit of an insight into local culture and customs. Exhibits are well displayed and described. We stayed just over an hour here, and felt that it was time well spent.

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Thank grafran
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

although this museum is small, it is very well presented and looked after and was very informative. Lots of really interesting artefacts and displays and a large section on the second world war. Well worth a visit

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Thank Claire2828
Leicester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The building itself is a beautiful restored venetian town house with a nice garden and well. The museum is complete, covering all areas of cretan daily life items, soft clothing, ceramics, pottery, agriculture, various professions and shops. Very interesting is also the items related to second world war. A very pleasant and refreshing visit in a hot summer day. (air... More 

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Kalambaka, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I didn't pay any entrance it that Museum, as it was a free day! It is worth to see the fabrics that is full of Greek traditional motifs and for a very beautiful small wooden sculpture of a family, with the parents in front and the daughter from the back of them. Also I do like a lot of the... More 

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Thank Fosforizon
Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We have been to several folk museums in Greece over the years, and this one was a great example - nice to see a variety of displays pertaining to the way of life that is just about lost on the Island as everything 'modernises'. Also really appreciated the section on WW2 downstairs - fascinating and it brought some of the... More 

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Thank grayfam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

what a find. this museum is wonderful with some amazing samples of womens' work. it really demonstrates that the every things that women do is art.

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Thank Cath L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Rethymnon is a lovely small city to visit. Its archaeological museum wonderful treasures and is directly opposite the Venetian fortress. I stayed in the Old Town and could discover everything at leasure. It was a great experience.

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Thank ronels608
London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Although this museum is small there is quite a lot to see and not very expensive to visit. The Folklore Museum in Chania is bigger, but unfortunately on our visit to Chania we were unable to find it.

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