Verekinthos Arts and Crafts Village

Verekinthos Arts and Crafts Village, Souda: Hours, Address, Verekinthos Arts and Crafts Village Reviews: 3.5/5

Verekinthos Arts and Crafts Village

Verekinthos Arts and Crafts Village
3.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Welcome to Verekinthos Arts & Crafts village! In keeping with the long tradition of craftsmanship in our region, in 2000 we created “Verekinthos”, which is a model environment for reviving and sustaining the arts which have always been an integral part of Cretan life and culture. At "Verekinthos" we run silversmith’s and goldsmith’s as well as workshops for ceramics, sculpture, glass making, hagiography, painting, leather, fabric and textile applications, wood working, decorative objects and traditional musical string instruments. We also run workshops and classes for pottery, painting, sewing and textile art. Upon visiting you will be able to explore approximately 10 workshops which are open on a daily basis, meet the artists while they create and also, find a variety of local handmade and unique traditional and modern artwork. We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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lozzywozzy
London, UK36 contributions
Lovely but most units closed
Jul 2021
A lovely pottery unit, which was offering lessons, a lovely glass unit next door but frustratingly closed. Also a unit making guitars and other instruments.
Written July 31, 2021
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Roger H
WORCESTERSHIRE9 contributions
Has potential but not enough going on
Aug 2019
Seems a bit deserted but on investigation there were some units open but just not enough to make a visit worthwhile. If you are into pottery maybe ok
Written August 18, 2019
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Roubina M
1 contribution
Handcraft and art apart from the typical tourist places
Dec 2018 • Solo
Beautiful, interesting and quite place. Don#T expect a busy place. Take some time and look closely and you have the possibilty to find many different handmade things. From glassworks to jewlery, sculptures of stone and wood, pottery and leatherworks you can find many unique pieces there. Best time to go there is between 10-14 o'clock. In this time you have a good chance to find the shops open.
Written February 11, 2019
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Dear Roubina, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!
Written April 16, 2019
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asamasa29
Turku, Finland4 contributions
Pottery, jewellery and friendly atmosphere
Apr 2018 • Couples
There were about 10 potters, of which 5 open when we visited. Also couple of jewellery places, one painter and some other crafters were open. Everybody present were friendly and willing to tell about their design and working techniques, for example Tokias jewellery and sculpture, Tetraktis pottery, Klinomos icon painter and the pottery shop next to Klinomos.
Written April 30, 2018
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Dear asamasa29, thank your for your review! We are glad you had a good time at Verekinthos and we hope to meet again!
Written April 16, 2019
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ptk13
Herts, England248 contributions
Not a village, and no arts and crafts.
Sep 2017 • Couples
This place may once have been thriving, but now it's pretty much abandoned. Only a couple of the units showed any sign of occupancy by artists, and they were closed. The rest looked like a school that closed down ten years ago and was left to the encroachments of nature. Very sad.
Written September 29, 2017
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harispomelos
Heraklion, Greece8 contributions
This is an almost abandoned place
May 2016 • Solo
This supposed to be a beehive of artists and handcrafters. I think this was the initial concept. What I saw, was definetely the tries of some young people to create something, but with no support from anywhere. The place is almost deserted. We went there to visit a friend but i was shocked by the deserted atmosfere. It is certenly charming if you like the decadence settings but not easy to make you visit it again
Written March 21, 2017
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Dina J
8 contributions
Deserted place and a big disappointment
Jul 2016 • Friends
What could have been a vibrant artisan village, was a deserted and ill loved place with just a few craftspersons.... very disappointed...
Written August 9, 2016
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Ema R
Crete, Greece14 contributions
original spaces
Feb 2016
unexpected attraction just few minutes drive from chania town-crafts village with show rooms and studios with workshops: jewellery, pottery, glass makers. Good to shop directly from artists.
Written March 31, 2016
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