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.
1 April - 31 October: From Monday to Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm
1 November - 31 March: Visits to the Museum are by appointment only
Art & culture
Periods of the exhibits
Post-Byzantine period, 1453-1821
Modern and contemporary Greece, 1821-today
Fixed hours: Admission fee
Weapons / Armour
Embroideries/ Woven fabrics
Executives & Departments
Dr Christoforos Vallianos
Management, Tel.: 28920 91110, Fax: 28920 91394 Foundation "Museum of Cretan Ethnology"