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Folklore Museum of Chania

46B Halidon, Chania Town, Crete 731 34, Greece
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46B Halidon, Chania Town, Crete 731 34, Greece
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

At 2 Euros entrance fee, you might think this is some sort of cheap deal. It's quite the opposite, well worth a visit because the main objective is NOT to make money. The most fascinating thing about this tiny, endearing museum is the story behind...More

Thank june202015
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Situated in the old town accessed through an alleyway this little folk museum is worth a visit. It is small but crammed with memorabilia of a bygone era. A good way to avoid the midday sun for 30 minutes or so. Quaint!!

Thank wellworntraveller
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The Folklore Museum located in a small higgledy-piggledy house is packed with examples of everyday life in the near past in Crete - household; art and crafts; farming and music. I particularly enjoyed the albums of photographs from early in the 20th century and the...More

1  Thank HallyHoHo
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a small museum which is worth searching for. It is in a typical building and is set out very well to demonstrate the Greek way of life. The person who runs it also produces the most wonderful craft work. Not a place for...More

Thank margaretcooksey
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Tiny museum but worth the price of admission even if only to see the hand made (sewing machine) embroidered works of art made by the woman who runs the museum. Colorful, intricate depictions of local life made real by the artist's talent.

Thank DEcho5
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Worth to visit for a quick look. This is a tiny place, possible to visit in 15 minutes. Adults pay 2 EUR and children are free. For kinds, 5-15 years, this is a nice place to see pre-historic (=before Internet) stuff, how people really made...More

Thank jusaja
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This small house is full of fascinating and illuminating objects, textiles, clothing, icons, tools, kitchen objects--each of the six or eight rooms is full of things that bring traditional life into focus. The proprietors do intricate embroidery on site, which you can buy if they...More

1  Thank John_B_in_SF
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It was hard to find this place and we walked passed it several times. We were expecting folklore exhibits when we went there but it was more a museum of Crete in the 20's or so. There were collections of old tools and every day...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Charming & quirky remodelling of old home in Chania, showing how life was for past dwellers there. Some of the displays are a bit twee, but the owners/operators are good souls

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went in expecting a little more from this museum, which ended up being a small house with hand made exhibits. The exhibits were crammed into small rooms and the signs describing them had no translations so we didn't get much from...More

Thank Jesse F
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