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The Museum for the Akritans of Europe was created by the Hellenic Research Folklore Centre under the European Programme ACRINET in the town of Paleochora, in Pelekanos county.
The scientific coordinator of ACRINET was the center of Hellenic Research Folklore, with the responsibility of the Director Catherine Polymerou-Kamilaki.
 On 9 July 2006 the new museum made its first steps, after strenuous efforts by both the Center of Folklore and the Municipality of Pelekanos, hoping to become an important center of education, culture and entertainment for Paleochora and Crete in general.
After all, this was something that was missing, as the area of Selino, is not much developed concerning cultural infrastructures at a time when the town of Paleochora is developing rapidly to a touristic resort.
Therefore the Museum for the Akritans of Europe will play an important role to the culture for the community and a very worthwhile attraction for the visitors of Paleochora.

The Museum for the Akritans of Europe, aims to show and highlight to the European public, the priceless values ​​of peaceful coexistence in the intensely multicultural environment we all live in and the timeliness of the references of the Akritan songs and texts.


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