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Idols Art
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Archanes
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We deliberately didn't go to Archanes archeological museum on a Monday because ALL Greek museums close on Mondays. Archanes closes on Tuesdays, the day we visited, but the woman at Idol Art only a few paces away had a wealth of knowledge about the local sites which she was more than happy to share. Her enthusiasm made it even more annoying that the main site is locked. The shop has an excellent range of souvenirs well above the average quality

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IDOLS_ART, Ιδιοκτήτης at Idols Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Telfordian thank you very much for your kind words !!!
Myrto Politaki

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

On a visit to Archanes, we parked our car across the street from the museum, outside of what we thought was a souvenir shop. Since we were not sure about the parking regulations, we went inside the stop and asked the lady there. Once inside, we could see that the store actually sold a large variety of ceramics, as well as many types of Greek and Cretan facsimiles. The young lady, Mirto, was hand-painting some of her original ceramics. She took the time to show us around the store and talked about the town and gave us great advice about where to get a good cup of coffee and some food (the local bakery about 200 meters away - it was fantastic and they threw in some extras for free!).
Idol Arts has a variety of items, ranging from inexpensive souvenir copies (at great prices) to original art works. We ended buying most of our Cretan souvenirs from here, plus a couple of other ceramics.
Mirto was so very friendly and gracious. We ended up spending over 30 minutes walking around the shop and talking to her - she gave my friend some medicine and asked us to select some complimentary items from the 5 euro stand (hanging on our wall now) before we left. After the bakery shop, we went back to pick up the items we had bought, which were now in bubble-wrap ready to put in our suitcases.
If you are in Archanes, especially if you going to the museum, definitely stop here and get some great advice on where to eat and see some interesting art items. You won't get a friendlier reception.

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IDOLS_ART, Ιδιοκτήτης at Idols Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words !!!
Myrto Politaki

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