Folklore Museum

Museum in Gavalohori

The main attraction in Gavalohori is the Folklore Museum, which is located in a renovated building that was constructed during Venetian rule and then extended by the Turks. The exhibits are well labelled in English and include examples of pottery, weaving, woodcarving, stone-cutting and other Cretan crafts, including the fine kapaneli (intricately worked silk lace). A historical section documents Cretan struggles for independence.