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Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon

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A gem of a museum

This is really an excellent museum to learn about the history of Crete and the culture of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amy G
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A beautiful hidden gem in the heart of Rethymnon

The museum is situated in a two floor old house of the town just behind the main square of the Old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is really an excellent museum to learn about the history of Crete and the culture of the people who live there. We went in to have something to do out of the sun and we were so surprised! It is set up in a...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is situated in a two floor old house of the town just behind the main square of the Old Town . It is worth the visit just to see the architecture of the house and the yard.The artefacts are interesting, especially the part...More

Thank ElliBeau
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little find in the old town, very nicely set out and interesting pieces on the local area. A brilliantly done part, is the old shops recreated With a barbers and cobblers included. Focuses heavily on the weaving/ textiles and pottery influences. Very comfortable environment...More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you will be there, you will be able to understand better of life was in Crete 100 years ago. People suffered a lot, but thanks to their efforts, some of them became very very rich

Thank Francois C
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Small museum about the history of the city and region. You can spend max 30 minutes. It is a piece of quiteness ina touristic envirionment.

Thank Henk R
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The museum is located in an old Venetian mansion, with a delightful garden. Don't be put off by the displays on the ground floor, which has various exhibits under glass from the German invasion of Crete in the Second World War, plus swords and weapons...More

2  Thank Splutface
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Very interesting though not enough information in English for me however the staff were very willing to spend time answering my questions

Thank zaz525
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Some really beautiful embroidery and textiles as well as historical and traditional items. The museum is a lovely old building with courtyard garden and the displays are really nicely presented especially the mock up old shops and the living room with textiles. Descriptions are in...More

Thank sellythebaker
Reviewed July 5, 2018

the building housing the museum is great. it gives you the chance to see what life was like in the past and how people managed to make their own clothes. centrally located worth visiting

1  Thank Apostolidou G
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We visited this museum two years ago and was so impressed that we decided to call again as we had mum with us who really appreciates the history of all countries. The museum is spread across two floors and shows the talent and skill of...More

1  Thank Angela G
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