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Hiking in Palekastro area with view to Kastri hill and to Kouremenos bay

The small plateau south of Palekastro and the pictursque chapel in the midst

Sunrise in Karoumes bay, exceptional beach between Palekastro and Kato Zakros

Windsurfing in Kouremenos Bay

The bay of Kato Zakros and the Deads Gorge in the background

Palm Beach Vai, 7km north of Palekastro village

Xerokambos Beach, 10km south from  Zakros

Palekastro folklore museum

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Palekastro folklore museumFor someone who desires to meet a population and live the experience of its culture, the present is not enough. The knowledge of yesterday's life plays a determinant role. That's the result of our creation of the traditional Cretan house that is part of our Cultural Museum.

The founding of musum began in1987 from the Cultural Unions of Palekatro "Elia and Itanos" with the support of the Monastery of Toplou and the local government.
In 1989 the crumbling traditional Cretan house was bought and restoration was begun immediately.
With the help from the Development Union of Sitia, the restoration was completed and objects were collected from around the region.
The museum exhibits common items and tools that would have been in use by the generations of people from the times of the Turkish Occupation up until 1960. 

Today's visitors can get a complete picture of
an authentic Cretan house, with it's traditional furniture and everyday household items. As well as, rare kinds of Cretan popular art.

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