The Folklore Museum of Agia Marina - The Cretan rural house, is a non-profit project-exhibition supported by volunteers. We opened doors in 2014 and we receive many visitors and schools as guests year round. Also, we organise traditional feasts and run workshops on traditional olive oil making and weaving art.
The museum has a variety of everyday and extraordinary objects initially owned by local families. New items are added as many people visiting, decide to grant access to their special family heirloom.
Although the "Cretan house" is regarded as a museum we decided to maintain the character of a rural house of the past era. Visitors may experience the local tradition and rural life in Crete, learn about the rural architecture and everyday activities, the local customs and tradition, the raki and wine production. As part of our initiatives we are collecting old photos from the village before organised tourism. As the true spirit of Cretan Filoxenia “hospitality” suggests, even if you visited once you are mostly welcomed to drop by and enjoy the evening. The Cretan house is a hotspot for visitors to ask about details, places to visit or relax in a Cretan gathering.
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