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Pefki Museum



Folklore Museums and tradition in Eastern Crete

Folklore Museum and Tradition in Eastern Crete


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Folklore Museums and tradition in Eastern Crete

At the highest place of the village, next to the old school (which is not active any more) in a wonderfully kept building logdes the folklore museum of Pefki.

It is consisted of 3 main rooms and you see a lot of things, that don't exist at the other two richer folklore museums of the area (of Palekastro and of Hamezi). You will find the loom in an excellent condition and some other utensils and tools, as the ones used for the making of the wax light.

Mrs. Ourania will answer to any question you may have and her hospitality and care will make you feel pleasurably and for sure you will learn a lot of things that you didn' t know before, e.g. for a large piece of white cloth used for the olive collection. It was sewn threefold and laid under the tree. At the end of the olive collection' s period they were washed very well to become white again (photo).

Coming out of the museum you enjoy the unlimited view to the east. At the south you can see the entrance of Pefki Gorge. In front of you the village lies amphitheatrically on the side of the hill.

If you pass along the village, it is worth to visit the folklore museum.

A traditional cupboard
The classic cretan low round table in front of the fireplace..
Tools for the making of wax light
Traditional cretan sofa
Women used to use these tools at the loom.
Mrs. Ourania shows the cloth that people used for the olive collection.
The loom in a very good condition.
Agricultural tools
The traditional arch, main feature of all cretan houses.
Spoon case
If the museum has fascinated you, stand outside for a while and watch the unlimited, wonderful view to the village and the gorge, which will round off your astounding impressions.

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