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Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori

The Old Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07, Greece
+30 2825 023222
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Very interesting and very reasonably priced

Nice visit and interesting exhibits. Lots of rooms with plaques in English and Greek. 2 euros each... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Angela O
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Well laid out, small but interesting and informative

Run by people from the local community, the Folk Museum is packed into a two storey house and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maggi1949
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Wales, United Kingdom
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The Old Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07, Greece
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+30 2825 023222
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice visit and interesting exhibits. Lots of rooms with plaques in English and Greek. 2 euros each to visit. Quaint and great value.

Thank Angela O
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Run by people from the local community, the Folk Museum is packed into a two storey house and includes information on the lifestyle, house contents, pottery, art work, history and stone masonry of the area. If it is closed 9often out of season), go and...More

Thank Maggi1949
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Well laid out with leaflets in many different languages to explain about rural life and the various tools of several trades including silk, lacemaking, stonemason and pottery. While upstairs has a number of church ornaments and a room of war relics

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I visited the museum while on a walk around the Cretan countryside and I was impressed by how such a small local museum manages to be so interesting and varied. From a reconstruction of an old village house, with hearth, bed, loom and household 'amenities'...More

Thank P E
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Tucked away down a narrow airless lane, this place is a must if you want to understand the local history and village culture before the changes wrought by tourism and "progress". The room settings give you a feel for the everyday life of villagers, together...More

Thank Cretan_Blue
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Local museums are variable experiences, ranging from randomly selected bric a brac to an ancient artefact of archaeological significance. We expected this one, located down a pleasant but fairly nondescript back street to be at the lower end of interest value. We were completely wrong....More

Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Small but very interesting. It gives you an insight, with many examples, of what folk did, how clever they were and how very hard life could be. I had no idea how they shaped stone - but I do now.

Thank Ian B
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This tiny museum doesn't take many minutes to look through but it gives a very interesting insight into the background and history of Gavalochori.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

There's not a lot listed under 'things to do' in Gavolochori in trip advisor: this seems to be the only attraction. Lucky then that it's quite delightful and worth a visit. It's a house sized exhibition that gives an insight into Cretan life in ancient...More

Thank marcmywords
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is just a small museum founded by a local family and run by volunteers - who were very helpful and keen to practice their English. It's a lovely space and gave an in-sight into life in a traditional village. Lovely lace collection. Well worth...More

Thank Wendy Y
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