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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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Delightful small museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Kalambaka, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

One of the best folk art museums in all of Greece. Very good fiber arts - especially weaving. Lovely venetian mansion setting. Museum is well located in old town - check out the authentic workshops near by - everything from ceramics to leather works, jewelry, baking...Check out opening hours before you go.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Fascinating and exhibit-packed look at life in bygone Rethymno. Downstairs is given over to exhibits on the various battles for independence and there is a small recreation of a street with shops. Make sure you go upstairs and through the door - it isn't signposted - where a much bigger exhibition space is given over to the various trades that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

You get a good pickuper about Greek historia and pasta! This is a place to visit when you are in Rethymnon!

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

we really enjoyed our visit, the building was very nice, great displays and the air conditioning was bliss. a good insight into some of the history of the island from the Ottoman times to the mid 20th century.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was a little hard to find - but my map reading isnt good!!! Found it in the road behind the mosque . Admission fee very little .Very interesting little museum . Upstairs is a room split into sections depicting shops eg -cobbler, barber`s

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