The Cretan Runner Museum

If holidaying in Crete this year, you may wish to make a visit to the Cretan Runner Museum. The Museum celebrates the life and achievements of George Psychoundakis, and is based in his village of Asi Gonia.

It was established by his son Nikos Psychoundakis and grandsons George and Stelios Psychoundakis, in a building built by the late George Psychoundakis himself. The purpose of this museum is to exhibit and share important documents, books, photos, missions with friends and colleagues and other various personal objects of George’s with the public instead of being stored away in cupboards and boxes.

A dedication in Greek by Patrick Leigh Fermor with typical seagulls!

The museum has no website, but there is a Facebook page with further information.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The Cretan Runner Museum

  1. John Bates

    Having visited Asigonia following the trail of George’s travels across the island and in awe of his achievements congratulations to his son and grandchildren for making this museum a place to celebrate George’s life. May it also bring more visitors to the village and income to the local economy.
    Having walked up the riverbed approaching the village one begins to understand the hardships the country folk of Crete went through in and after the Second World War.

    Sent from my iPhone

    Reply

Leave a Reply to pgurris Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.