Folklore Museum in Amnatos

The Folklore Museum in Amnatos is located in the homonymous village of Rethymno prefecture, close to the historic Arkadi monastery and 18 kilometers far from Rethymno.

Housed, since 1995, in the parental home of Athena Staraki-Daskalaki, the Folklore Museum in Amnatos was renovated by the Cultural Association of Amnatos and displays in three small halls of a total area of 70 square meters the folklore wealth of the region. Among its exhibits are household, rural life and traditional professions’ items, fossils of the region, historical relics, old coins and banknotes.

The first hall with the loom is dedicated to the occupations of the housewife of the past years and the visitor will see the furniture, fabrics and other items of the old mansion of Crete. In the second hall mineral rocks, coins and banknotes are displayed in showcases along with historical photographs of the social life of the village. The third hall houses the oven house and the tools of traditional occupations.

From the beginning of its operation until today, the Folklore Museum in Amnatos has received more than 30,000 Greek and foreign visitors enjoying the many exhibits that came from the houses of the inhabitants of Amnatos.