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Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics

Maleme, Crete 730 14, Greece
+30 2821 062438
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Lovely colours.

Cute little shop, such lovely colours and friendly staff, mid range price, a little piece of Crete... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Kathryn S
We loved it

we were looking for handmade, local pottery and this shop was very close to our hotel. We loved... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
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English Version Costas Apostolakis was born in the village of Nochia Kissamou. A village where the art of pottery was flourishing for centuries. He received his first knowledge from his father and grandfather and started to craft his own ceramics at the age of eight. He has studied in the Art School of Athens and Graduated in 1968. With a total of five years of experience in workshops and another ten years of teaching the art of pottery to children with special needs in the art school of Chania he started running his first workshop in Kissamou Street. After 14 years in the city center, he moved to the coastal village of Maleme and he has been working and creating ceramics there ever since. He has received a number of Laudations from art festivals in Crete and Athens and the original handcrafts have been aprooved by EOMMEX (association for small businesses with handmade products) and therefore carry the stamp of authenticity. In the Maleme workshop you can find one of the richest in colours, crafts and sizes collection of handmade ceramics in Crete. All created with non-toxic and environment friendly materials and colours, glazed and double-baked for maximum endurance and quality. Apostolakis Ceramics have been exported over the years to the United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, South Sweden, Israel and have been used in Restaurants, Galleries, Family run Businesses as well as Festivals. We are open daily from April until the end of October. It would be a pleasure to meet and guide you through our collection and history in order to share the love we have for this art. Apostolakis Costas
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5 Nov 2017
“Lovely colours.”
21 Oct 2017
“We loved it”
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Maleme, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Cute little shop, such lovely colours and friendly staff, mid range price, a little piece of Crete to take home.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

we were looking for handmade, local pottery and this shop was very close to our hotel. We loved it. Lots to chose from and we finally made a decision on an olive oil jug. We'll definitely be back.

Thank bsmallwo
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We have been visiting this shop for over a decade and have a house full of ceramics to show for it! Kostas Apostolakis is a wonderful craftsman and he loves to talk with people who appreciate his work although his English is limited. Don't miss...More

1  Thank goneill130
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

What an amazing shop ! Hundreds of beautiful handmade and handpainted items just waiting to be purchased. I am impressed !

1  Thank Frank O
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Greek traditional handmade, basically clay products..bought plates in beautiful colors. Well done.See you next year...

2  Thank mariaaK1078AL
Michael Clouser K, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thanks a lot for your kind words Maria !! Happy to see you again soon

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Popped in here recently and grabbed a few items to take home which were carefully bubble wrapped by the friendly staff. No two pieces are the same and it is great to see local craftsmanship on display. If you time it right you can also...More

2  Thank FreddoEspresso M
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Many beautiful pieces and reasonable prices. Easy to find gifts or souvenirs to take home that easily fit into your luggage. Also lots of functional pottery.

3  Thank Cape29
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Bought a small wall mounted tea lamp ,it survived the journey home, looks great,sentimental as it reminds me of Crete,a collection would have been nice.similar can be found elsewher,but serviceand price here was excellent

3  Thank Angela D
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We walked past here a few times and resolved to make sure we visited. We left with a bundle of lovely souvenirs, most made by the owner or his family. All reasonably priced and doubtless quality.

2  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We have visited Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics at least once during our many visits to Ledra Maleme. The pottery is colourful and unique and we always struggle to decide what we will take home. We have bought dishes which we have used as salad bowls and...More

1  Thank CathyS07
Michael Clouser K, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Your comments and good words are so appreciated ! Thanks for your kindness and support. Love to see you again next time!

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