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The Museum of Cretan Ethnology

The Museum of Cretan Ethnology is situated 2 kilometres far from the archaeological site of Phaistos, at the traditional village of Vori (6 kilometres far from Mires at the East). It was inaugurated in 1988 and in 1992 was awarded by the European Council.

The Museum deals with the traditional everyday life in Crete and the  exhibitions are organised according the modern museological concepts. The Museums has seven thematic unities: Nutrition, Architecture, Weaving, Production, Transportation, Manners and Customs, Social Life. 

The Museum has also a Research Centre of the Cretan Ecosystem, studying human activities, mainly the traditional ones, since the Medieval times, drawing attention to the historic, social and economic evolution of Crete, along with the political history of the broader area and the natural environment of the island.

Up to now, the Museum has publiced 14 volumes with studies about the local architecture, the traditional crafts in Crete, the local economy etc.
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