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Museum of Cretan Ethnology

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Address: Voroi Pirgiotissis | Vori, Heraklion, Crete 70200, Greece
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Great little museum

The Museum of Cretan Ethnology is a great little museum and well worth a side trip to the village of Vori. The displays are well laid out with English and Greek explanations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2016
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Vineland, Canada
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Found the museum on the second drive through town. Park near the church and there is a small lane facing the mini mart which gets you to the museum. Although it said 'Open 1100 to 1700' it was shut. The second time we asked at the mini mart (as per a review) but were told it opened on 1 April... More 

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Vineland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The Museum of Cretan Ethnology is a great little museum and well worth a side trip to the village of Vori. The displays are well laid out with English and Greek explanations. Those attending the museum will get an excellent insight into how the Cretan people have lived over the centuries. After going to the museum and then going to... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

An excellent and wide-ranging collection, well set-out and with good information. Also try the new folklore museum in Zaros, not too far away

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Milton Keyns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Not really my sort of museum but it is well laid out and has many interesting items of life on Crete up until the war. Be careful in spotting the place. It took me 3 passes through the village to spot the sign.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I did not expect to find such a museum in the middle of Crete. An excellent job! Very accurate reconstruction of life in Crete during previous times.

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Thank Antonis A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This tiny village seems to have poured its heart into displaying and explaining traditional Cretan life. Exhibits are beautifully displayed with excellent signage in English.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Don't miss this very authentic, small museum dedicated to Cretan history of every day life. Vori is a small village worth walking through.

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Thank Bill K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is small museum (as almost all in Heraklion), which represents daily life of Cretan family. On one side - it's quite boring. On the other - you can see how they were using some simple materials in interesting ways. As for me, I have gathered many matches between Cretan life and traditional Russian village.

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

A fascinating museum, showing how tough it's been for the people of Crete. Well laid out, super artefacts.

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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

What seemed an endless collection of baskets on one floor, but really interesting artifacts covering three floors. Much of it was barely antique, and all the more interesting because you could really imagine some of the things being used today. If you are in the area, it is well worth popping in. Also a great little cafenion in the nearby... More 

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