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Museum of Cretan Ethnology

Voroi Pirgiotissis | Vori, Heraklion, Crete 70200, Greece
+30 2892 091112
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Wonderful exhibits of Cretan day to day activities & the tools available to the residents. Quaint... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
via mobile
Probably great if you're into ethnology

We visited this after phaistos and were a bit disappointed. We were hoping to learn more about the... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Ray N
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Voroi Pirgiotissis | Vori, Heraklion, Crete 70200, Greece
+30 2892 091112
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful exhibits of Cretan day to day activities & the tools available to the residents. Quaint museum worth a visit while you are in Vori, southern Crete. Our guide informed us that the majority of the items displayed were donated by local families who had...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this after phaistos and were a bit disappointed. We were hoping to learn more about the history of crete, but this museum contains examples of recent artifacts (pots, ploughs, fabrics, etc) which I didn't find terribly interesting. I'm sure there are people who...More

Thank Ray N
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very difficult to find. It is in the middle of a small village. Lots of Cretan artefacts proving insight into past.

Thank Andree W
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Excellent exposition of the way Cretans lived not so long ago. Interesting, informative and comprehensive. These people worked unbelievably hard and still do. Good visit for anyone who grew up in a town or city.

Thank jmcdan2016
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Found the museum on the second drive through town. Park near the church and there is a small lane facing the mini mart which gets you to the museum. Although it said 'Open 1100 to 1700' it was shut. The second time we asked at...More

1  Thank Janette B
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The Museum of Cretan Ethnology is a great little museum and well worth a side trip to the village of Vori. The displays are well laid out with English and Greek explanations. Those attending the museum will get an excellent insight into how the Cretan...More

2  Thank vinelanddave
Reviewed 23 October 2015

An excellent and wide-ranging collection, well set-out and with good information. Also try the new folklore museum in Zaros, not too far away

2  Thank Telfordian
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Not really my sort of museum but it is well laid out and has many interesting items of life on Crete up until the war. Be careful in spotting the place. It took me 3 passes through the village to spot the sign.

1  Thank John5643
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I did not expect to find such a museum in the middle of Crete. An excellent job! Very accurate reconstruction of life in Crete during previous times.

1  Thank Antonis A
Reviewed 10 June 2015

This tiny village seems to have poured its heart into displaying and explaining traditional Cretan life. Exhibits are beautifully displayed with excellent signage in English.

1  Thank Gayle H
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