Folklore Museums in Crete

Kritsotopoula

Historical and Folklore Museum Kritsotopoula
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The Historical and Folklore museum of Kritsotopoula's house is located in the village of Kritsa, at Mirabelo, in the original house of Rodanthi (Kritsotopoula), reviving her amazing story. Rodanthi was the legendary daughter of Kritsa's priest, who in 1817 escaped from the Turk Aga that loved her, by killing him. Then she fled on the mountains of Dikti and joined the rebels of Chieftain Kazanis, dressed like a man and named Manolis. She fighted against the Turks and nobody ever realized that she was a woman, until 1823 when she was severely injured during a battle at position Koutarando. She died in Kritsa and was buried in the cemetery of Prodromos.

The folklore exhibition includes objects from the everyday life, that represent the customs of the local society in that era. Guests have the opportunity to see the traditional onta (mezzanine), the loom with the home-made local patanies and textiles, as well as several other miscellaneous items. The museum also hosts a traditional coffee shop and an exhibition of traditional costumes.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: Museum
  • Accessibility: Paved road
  • Opening Hours: Summer 10.00 - 15.00 (apart from Sundays), Winter: open upon arrangement
  • e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: +30 2841051545, +30 6973001981
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