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Our story

Dive into the rich history and origins of the Rodanthi Museum. Discover the enchanting Kritsa village, meet our visionary founder George Afordakos, and explore the historical building that houses our exhibits. Learn about the journey that brought the museum to life and the unique elements that make it a cultural gem on the island of Crete.

Kritsa village

Rich history

Kritsa is one of the oldest villages in Crete, with a history dating back to the Byzantine period.

Cultural heritage

The village is known for its traditional Cretan architecture, vibrant folklore, and local crafts.

Scenic beauty

Nestled in the mountains, Kritsa offers breathtaking views and picturesque landscapes that captivate visitors.

Olive groves

Kritsa is surrounded by vast olive groves, producing some of the finest olive oil in Crete.


My name is George Afordakos

George Afordakos, the founder of Rodanthi Museum, is a passionate marathon athlete who has dedicated his life to exploring the mountains of Crete. His deep connection with nature and relentless curiosity have driven him to collect the majority of the museum's exhibits. George is a gentle soul who embodies the spirit of continuous learning and evolution. His unwavering dedication and love for Crete's natural history make him the heart and soul of the museum. For George, the Rodanthi Museum is not just a project, but a lifelong passion that he eagerly shares with every visitor.


A Glimpse into the Past

Historical building

The Rodanthi Museum is housed in a historical building that offers visitors a unique window into a bygone way of life. As you explore the museum, you'll encounter preserved areas such as the traditional kitchen, ancient tools, and the unique construction techniques of the era. A standout feature is the food preservation method, showcasing a hole in the basement used by past generations to keep their provisions fresh. This carefully maintained site allows you to step back in time and experience the daily lives of the people who once inhabited this remarkable building.

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