The Wooden Sculptures Museum in Axos is a unique attraction that offers visitors a glimpse into the traditional woodworking and craftsmanship of the island. Located in the village of Axos, the Museum is located at the entrance of the village about 54 km or an hours drive from the center of Rethymno.
Visitors to the museum can witness the skilful work of local and self taught sculptor George Koutantos, as he takes you through his journey starting with his introduction to carving from the age of 9 years old, through to today and his latest works.
The museum exhibits more than one hundred handmade works exhibited with some of the sculpture dimensions presented in true to life size, while others are larger, such as «The Eagle and the Snake» which is 6 metres long, «My Parents and I» three metres in height and «The Little Mermaid» which is 5 metres long.
Overall, the Wooden Museum in Axos is an excellent destination for those interested in traditional craftsmanship, woodworking, and the history of Crete. It’s a must-visit for anyone looking to explore the island’s cultural heritage and witness the timeless beauty of handmade wooden objects.
Winter Opening Times:
Sunday 10am – 5pm
Students: 3 €
Adults: 5 €