The Oriseum Museum is not what most people expect from a museum. It is actually the personal collection of an everyday man who loved Crete and its culture, Papa-Michalis Georgoulakis.
Since he was 15 years old, Papa-Michalis started collecting various objects from a really intuitive point of view, knowing that present becomes past very fast. The result is an astonishing collection featuring life in Crete in the 20th century. Such a collection cannot be found anywhere in the world. Papa-Michalis died in 2008 in the age of 87. Today, the Museum is operated by his son George and his wife, Romi. On site there is an idyllic coffee shop as well as a gift shop with souvenirs. Oriseum Museum is also used for art events. Undoubtedly, the Oriseum Museum constitutes one of the most beautiful and authentic museums in Crete. It is open from Monday to Friday, from 10:00to 22:00 and from Saturday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00. Ticket: 3.50€/person.
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