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Address: Axos, Crete 740 51, Greece
Phone Number: +30 693 769 1387
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Museum of Wooden Sculptures

Very special, this Museum with wood Sculprures, persons in life size, very impressionnant, a young artist gives you the explication of all his sculptures; merite a visit; also for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Manuela L
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very special, this Museum with wood Sculprures, persons in life size, very impressionnant, a young artist gives you the explication of all his sculptures; merite a visit; also for ordered special wishes .

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

The sculptures are beautiful and impressive. There is nothing for sale, and it's nice. The explanation are a little but too technical and won't be interesting for kids. For adults: worth spending the 40 minutes stop. fair price (5 Euro for adult, 3 for child). e

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very interesting sculpture museum. The artist is a master of his kind and a great guy too! Loves what he does!!! Will definitely revisit to see what else he will create!

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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

A beautiful road trip through the mountains to Axos, from Rhethymnon, and this exhibition doesn't disappoint. The sculptures are utterly amazing, the sheer size of them alone is incredible. We were shown round by the brother of the artist who explained the story behind each exhibit. The sculptures are amazing, however it is the passion, emotion and real story behind... More 

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GREECE&CYPRUS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

We were on our way from Heraklion to Rethymno when we came across this lovely museum found in Axos Mylopotamou. The artist Mr. Koutantos is a professional artist giving soul to his wood creations. He was telling us that he is self- taught since very young. His work is amazing and he does everything by using his hammer and chisel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

Amazing museum, incredible what Georgious can do! A stop in this museum, with a tour by the sculptor himself, who will explain where, how he take his inspiration have to be done when visiting Crete.

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Neapolis, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 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 bubbles 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

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 bubbles 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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