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Museum of Cretan Ethnology

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Address: Voroi Pirgiotissis | Vori, Heraklion, Crete 70200, Greece
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Small ethnographic museum

Very difficult to find. It is in the middle of a small village. Lots of Cretan artefacts proving insight into past.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Andree W
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very difficult to find. It is in the middle of a small village. Lots of Cretan artefacts proving insight into past.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Excellent exposition of the way Cretans lived not so long ago. Interesting, informative and comprehensive. These people worked unbelievably hard and still do. Good visit for anyone who grew up in a town or city.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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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1 Thank Antonis A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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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