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Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon

30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
0831/23-398
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Kidnapping of a General

Interesting museum about the local crafts and arts. Also very interesting exhibits about the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PC_May
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
TO SEE THE CRAFTS OF CRETE

Well worth a visit on two floors ,shows the beautiful crafts and textiles of the area over the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
merfyn_thomas
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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0831/23-398
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum about the local crafts and arts. Also very interesting exhibits about the occupation of Crete during WW2 and in particular the exploits of Captain Patrick Lee Fermor who kidnapped a German general.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit on two floors ,shows the beautiful crafts and textiles of the area over the history of the island

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

This museum is located in a 17th century Venetian mansion in Vernardou street; the popular art of the region is displayed in five rooms ; we can learn here about the peasant life and the trades attached to it and can also see a beautiful...More

1  Thank Ulysses336
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

This is a small but interesting museum which has two floors of displays based on the local history, folk lore and craft.

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

Displays are in Greek & English and the staff friendly. I only saw the 2 downstairs rooms and was unaware there are more rooms upstairs. I didn't see any signs or arrows indicating this which was disappointing. The actual building has been restored and there...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

A lovely little place, much bigger than you think when you first enter. It's really interesting to find out about the people of Crete and their more recent history.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Wandered in with not a great expectation but the first room showed a quality display of interesting material including 2nd world war memorabilia depicting Cretian refusal to give into the German occupation. Different rooms displaying arts and crafts from Crete including mock up trades shops...More

1  Thank JBG1
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

The museum is located in the Old Town, near the Archaeological museum. The exhibition shows life on Crete in the past couple of centuries. One can see items from the time Crete fought against the Ottoman Empire, some guns and flags and also what tools...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Perfect size museum for a quick drop in, but a good exhibition. There were small collections from ancient Greece and the Minoans, through to more modern times, well displayed.

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

What great information on pottery bakers and the making of local traditional textiles and patterns, a tribute to living with nature on a daily basis. The museum is situated in a lovely old building in great condition, a nice inner garden, great atmosphere.

Thank seolram
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