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5 HOURS ( 1 stops )
About the excursion
Built on the slope of a mountain, in the wild Cretan landscape, the village is a feast for the eyes, evoking memories from the past of older generations as for their way of living while revealing the simplicity and beauty of old times to younger generations. On this excursion you will meet Cretan tradition, the customs and habits of the region, the architecture and the values of Cretan people into relief, through a project that will stay alive for a long time to come.
Arolithos Traditional Village
Ιn the area of the traditional village you will meet the museum of Local Art and Agricultural History. This museum exhibits old household objects of everyday life, agricultural tools and various items of local art. Some of these items are: a complete traditional living room, large earthen pots (used for storing water, wine and oil), flat irons which run on coal, weaving looms, combs used for sheep, pots used for the preparation of bread, a shepherd’s coat (gambas), a wooden box used for storage (kasela), an old clock, lamp stands, scales, strainers, household utensils (pans, pots, etc.), a wooden bed, a shepherd’s bag, a sewing machine, embroidery, traditional Cretan dresses, a dowry bag, a straw basket, plates, religious icons, plows, hand - mills, sickles, pack saddles, various crockery (glasses, cups, plates, etc.), Cretan weapons, guns and swords. Continuing your excursion you will meet various popular art workshops, such as ceramics, weaving. Also you can visit the woven textile exhibition, the blacksmith's, the mosaic, the wood oven, the grocers and the traditional cafe(Cafenion).