Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori

Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori

The museum was founded in 1967 but was inaugurated in September 1993. It is housed in a building typical of the local traditional house architecture and occupies two levels.

The modern museum way of exhibiting the existing material, helps to guide the visitor through the exhibits.  The exhibits are kept in seven rooms.

The first room represents the most typical traditional house of Crete, which is known as kamarospito. This type of rural house was initially single-spaced and had an arched opening which more or less divided it. In the second hall one can see exhibits made of silk, such as women’s clothing and weavings for household use. The pottery section (jugs, oil lamps, etc) and the historical collection of arms, paintings etc, are in the third hall. Passing on to the fourth room one can see bobbin lace and parts of a wood carved ecclesiastical iconostasis. In the last room there are elaborate stone artefacts.  

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  • location Gavalochori, 73008, Apokoronas, Chania
  • museum type Folk
  • exhibits Clothing, various objects, pottery, paintings
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Visiting hours/info

Daily 09:00-16:00

Tel.: +30 28250 23222, 28250 22625, 28250 22381

Price Tickets (€): 2
Price reduced ticket (€): 1,5

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