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The Wooden Sculptures Museum

The Wooden Sculptures Museum is located at the foot of the sacred mountain of Psiloritis and it is a permanent collection of the sculptor George Koutantos.
It works both as a Museum and Workshop and is the outcome of twenty years of involvement with sculpture.
In Axos Milopotamou, within an hour distance both from the city of Rethymno (45 km) and the city of Heraklion (43 km), in a natural landscape, more than one hundred handmade work arts are exhibited in a new two-storey building, all of them made from a hummer and a chisel.
The dimensions of the sculptures are in a natural size, while some of them are presented in bigger dimensions.
The timbers were collected from different parts of Crete, mainly dead trees or eradicated from natural destructions.

The visitor has the opportunity to tour the museum and the workshop and find out the aesthetic and artistic proposal, traditional elements (customs and traditions of the inhabitants of Crete) folklore elements (for example, the marking of the animals), sociological data (the family structure, the position of man and woman), historical evidences.

The Museum of Wooden Sculptures and the Workshop gives particular attention to the educational dimension.
The sculptor always gives a tour to the students to the museum with more than one hundred permanent sculpture collection, and the workshop. Thus students have the opportunity to be acquianted with a traditional yet contemporary art form in the natural mountain landscape in the foothills of Psiloritis.


Students 3€
Adults 5€
Group visits after arrangements.

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