Arolithos Museum of Local Art & Agricultural History

The whole complex of Arolithos is essentially an open-air museum. It was built to represent a small Cretan village, complete with houses, a church, a bakery, a blacksmith’s forge, a grain threshing floor, a raki distillery and a cafeneion, which were all constructed in the traditional Cretan architectural mode. The village is located in a beautiful natural setting.

A folklore museum is also to be found in the village, where various objects of the everyday life and economical activity of the Cretans are displayed.

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  • location Arolithos, 11o km. old National Road Heraklion-Rethymnon, Malevizi, Heraklio
  • museum type Folk
  • exhibits traditional architectural mode, Objects, popular culture
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Visiting hours/info

Summer Season (1 April-30 October): Monday-Friday 09:00-20:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00-18:00
Winter Season (1 November-31 March): Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00-18:00

Tel.: +30 2810 821050
Fax: +30 2810 821051
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