Details / Information  Overview:

The Museum was founded in 1967 and was inaugurated in September 1993. It is housed in a building which is a characteristic example of local traditional architecture and stands on two levels. There is a ground floor with a terrace, an inside courtyard, an arched house proper, with its utility areas and a first floor with an "odas" or large room. Part of the building was built during the Venetian occupation, while the first floor was built during the Ottoman rule. The building served as a private home until the end of the 19th century and was donated to the community of Gavalochori by George and Maria Stylianaki.

The objects in it are displayed according to modern museological concepts, with explanatory texts, photographs, drawings and models, and new exhibits are added each year.

The Museum is divided into seven room, according to the following units: The Arched House, Silk, Pottery, Lace-making and Stone carving, Church and Woodcarving.

In the historical section of the Museum are exhibited guns and swords from the lengthy struggles of the Cretans for their freedom; also a small part of the collection of paintings and historical lithographs in which are depicted same of the most significant events of the history of Greece and Crete, coins (Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Turkish, coins of the Cretan State and Syracusan coins from the period (405-345 BC). Also medals won on the fields of battle by the citizens of Gavalochori.


Address  Address:

Gavalochori, GR-73008

Location (City, Village, Area)  Location:

Apokoronas, Chania

Telephone number  Telephone:

(+30) 28250 23222

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Operating Days & Hours  Operating Days & Hours:

MON-FRI:  09:00-20:00
SAT:             09:00-19:00
SUN:           10:00-13:30 & 17:00-20:00

Admission Fee  Admission Fee:

• General admission: 2,00 €
• Children up to 12 years old FREE OF CHARGE


Notes  Notes:

• Not suitable for wheelchairs
• Car parking about 3 mis walk




* The above information, are subject to change without prior notification from the institution. In any case, has no responsibilities about any occurred changes.

 Last update 30/04/2017