Sitia Folklore Museum
Sitia town

The Folklore Museum of Sitia was founded in 1975 by the educational and cultural association "Vintsenzos Kornaros".

It contains many important folklore exhibits, mainly handwoven materials, embroideries, local costumes, furniture:

It includes linen table clothes, cotton handmade pillows, bedcovers and clothes. Handwoven drapes with images of ancient gods and semi gods like Eros , Aphrodite and Pan. Cotton linen and silk towels, woven and adorned with various patterns.

A large variety of woven products like carpets, rugs, carrying bags, cloaks.

Various handmade furniture including the iron bed pictured on the top of this page, wooden cases for storing clothes and produce, a children's rocking bed. Most wooden furniture on display, is also hand carved with various motifs, and pictures from the cretan history.

A variety of hand made and polished mirrors, various small boxes for every day use like a newspaper rack, a toiletries box etc., Also some clocks in hand carved cases, pictures frames constructed from wood and decorated with silk.

Some costumes are on display, depicting the typical dressing of the locals in older times. This include the clothes worn by a typical farmer, a typical dress worn by a lady at the beginning of the century, etc.

Kitchen ware
Various cooking utensils and equipment, like irons, rock and mills for grinding coffee, and flour, lamp stands, iron pots and pans.

Ceramic pans , pots and plates, water carafes, flower vases, glasses.

Some old Christian icons are also on display.

Loom room
A complete loom with all its parts, on working condition, is on display. Here the visitor can examine the whole process of weaving. The loom is currently used by the museum staff, to produce artifacts on sale in the museum shop.


Useful Information
Address : 28, Kapetan Sifi Str., 72300 Sitia

In and/or around Sitia Folklore Museum:
(within a radius of 50 Km)

Elysee Hotel Sitia town
at 0.3km(SE) from Sitia Folklore Museum
Elysee Hotel

Sitia Bay Hotel Sitia town
at 0.5km(SE) from Sitia Folklore Museum
Sitia Bay Hotel

Sunny Villas Apartments Agia Fotia Sitia
at 4.6km(E) from Sitia Folklore Museum
Sunny Villas Apartments

Villa Amalia Kouremenos, Palaíkastron, Sitia
at 13.8km(E) from Sitia Folklore Museum
Villa Amalia

Elia Studios Palekastro Sitia
at 14.6km(E) from Sitia Folklore Museum
Elia Studios

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