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Museum of Kritsotopoula

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Museum of Kritsotopoula

At the very heart of the village of Kritsa we find the actual house of Rodanthi, who is also known as “Kritsotopoula”, which houses the “Folk Museum of Kritsotopoula”. Rodanthi was the daughter of the priest of Kritsa and in 1817 she managed to free herself from Hursit Pasha who had taken her as his wife by killing him. She then fled to the mountains dressed as a young man and joined the rebel group of Lasithi Plateau. She fought under the name of Spanomanolis against the Turks and she was wounded during one of the fiercest battles of that time. Her wounds force her to return to Kritsa where her real identity was revealed and she passed away. The numerous exhibits of the museum provide a testimony of the everyday life of that era.

Useful information

Address: 73 Kritsotopoula’s street
Open hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 -16:00
Telephone: +30 2841 051545

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