Folklore Museum of


Museum of Agios Georgios
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Cretan Folk Museum

There is a folklore museum since 1981 at Agios Georgios village with lots of objects and exhibits of cultural interest. The museum is divided into two parts. The first one presents the old, last century province house. The objects are placed so that the folk architecture and decoration are presented in a utilitarian way. A lot of the old professions are also exhibited (farrier, blacksmith, shoemaker, carpenter).

Apart from the old house, the neoclassical house of the century is presented, as well. On the sixth floor, there is an exhibition of textiles, wood carvings by local artists, uniforms, military equipment of the World War II, and also weapons and historical documents.

Eleftherios Venizelos museum

The museum is located just oppposite the Cretan Folk Museum. Housed in a stone building of 1871, it has a breathtaking view over the valley. The museum houses an interesting collection of personal belongings of Eleftherios Venizelos, the most important Greek politician.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: Museum
  • Accessibility: Paved road
  • Opening Hours: May- October 15th: 10:30 - 17:00
  • Entrance Fee (€): 3€, 2€ for 6+ people, children are free
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  • Phone: +30 6948501457

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