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Museum of Cretan Ethnology

Last Update: Jul 2012

Foundation "Museum of Cretan Ethnology"

Museum, Cultural heritage VORI , HERAKLIO , GREECE
(Est. 1973)
Tel.: +30 28920 91112
Opening hours:
01Apr - 31Oct Mon-Sun, 1000-1800

Museum of Cretan Ethnology - Overview

  The Museum of Cretan Ethnology is situated 2 km from the Minoan palace of Phaestos, in the traditional settlement of Voroi. The exhibition was inaugurated in 1988 and was awarded a prize in 1992 by the Council of Europe. The exhibition, which is based on the museological model of G. H. Riviere, includes objects pertaining to the traditional everyday life in Crete. It is divided into 7 sections under the following headings: Food, Architecture, Weaving, Production, Transport, Customs and Traditions, Social Organization. In the Museum a Research Centre of the Cretan ecosystem is in operation, studying the traditional human activities from the Middle Ages to our day, through the historical and social developments of Crete, the political history of the general area and the geophysical enviroment of the island. To date, 14 volumes have been published on subjects referring to various aspects of the island's history and culture, such as architecture, traditional crafts and the economy.

Opening times:
1 April - 31 October: From Monday to Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm
1 November - 31 March: Visits to the Museum are by appointment only

Museum of Cretan Ethnology - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Director:
    • Dr Christoforos Vallianos
  • Management, Tel.: 28920 91110, Fax: 28920 91394
    Foundation "Museum of Cretan Ethnology"

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Museum • Folklore
Visiting Information • Fixed hours / Admission fee
Museum exhibits • Weapons / Armour • Photos collection • Household items • Furniture • Clothing/Costumes • Architectural parts • Embroideries/ Woven fabrics • Carpets • Tools • Jewellery
Periods of the exhibits • Post-Byzantine period, 1453-1821 • Modern and contemporary Greece, 1821-today

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