The island of Crete is usually synonymous with ancient legends and Greek gods, but holidaymakers drawn to the area can experience a less majestic, but just as interesting culture.
The folklore and history museum in Heraklion is a testament to the culture and tradition not often associated with Crete.
Opened in 2000 by local Nikos Psaltakis, the museum contains many collections showing visitors the folklore and history of the area.
Most artefacts are focused on the agricultural traditions of the early part of the 20th century but some go back further, including a suit of armour from a 9th century Sarakinos warrior.
The courtyard houses a traditional Cretan bathroom and includes windmills and water mills.
Holidaymakers will be able to see five rooms that exhibit traditional Cretan items.
The first room depicts a traditional Cretan farmer's home, complete with a loom, a cradle, and traditional furniture, the second features tools belonging to tradesmen including wine makers and shoe makers.
The final room is dedicated to the 1941 Battle of Crete, famous for the daring kidnapping of General Kreipe who was abducted by the Greek resistance.