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Guided Tour to the Museum of Rural History and Folk Craft

Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village established the Museum of Rural History and Folk Craft to preserve and promote Cretan civilization and tradition. Encounter Cretan civilization and tradition with a well-informed professional guide.

Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village established the Museum of Rural History and Folk Craft to preserve and promote Cretan civilization and tradition. Encounter Cretan civilization and tradition with a well-informed professional guide.

What You'll Do

  • See the main objects of an old traditional Cretan house and the way of life in the 20th-century
  • Find exhibits from various folk arts such as weaving, knitting, hagiography and woodcarving
  • Taste a variety of some products like olive oil, cheese, vegetables and tea

What to Expect

Enjoy a guided tour in the Museum of Rural History and Folk Craft located 10 kilometers outside Heraklion at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village. On your arrival, (tour starts at 12:00) an informative professional guide dressed in a traditional uniform will welcome you with traditional raki and nuts, while giving you more information about the tour. The first hall of the museum in the 'traditional house,' you will see the main objects of an old traditional house and the way of life in the 20th-century. The hall represents the inside of the house.

In the second hall, you will encounter the folk arts. In this room, find exhibits from various folk arts such as weaving, knitting, hagiography and woodcarving. In the last hall, learn about nine different professions, their tools or the products of each craftsman. The tour continues with a visit to the two traditional houses, the farmhouse and the mansion. The main characteristics of these houses consist of the architecture, the decoration and the simplicity. Learn how people used to live many centuries ago. Visit the workshops of blacksmith, weaving art and mosaics.

The tour ends with a walk through the village of Arolithos, where you will visit an old cafe, the textiles shop, the grocery store, the bakery, the church and the terrace with panoramic views, while talking about the habits and way of old and new life. Also, have the opportunity to taste a variety of some products like olive oil, cheese, vegetables and tea. Transfer service and car hire can be organized with extra charge. 

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • English-speaking guide

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Details

Type
Guided Trips/Tours
Activities
History/Archaeology, Local products
Tags
Museum exploring, Art & History
location
Arolithos, 11o km. old National Road Heraklion-Rethymnon, Malevizi, Heraklio, Heraklio
Languages
English

Prices & Rates (per person/per group)

Indicative Price (Total)
€40 per person
Costs

From €40 per person

Minimum No. of persons
1
Maximum No. of persons
5

Duration/Timetable & Pick up Services

Duration
1 days
Notes

Duration: 2 hours

Services

All inclusive
No
Included Services
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Small group tour
Not Included Services
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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