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
- type Museum
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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