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Carob Mill Cultural Center
Panormo, Rethimnon, Crete
(+30) 28340 51051

Carob Mill Cultural Center

Mobile Phone: 
(+30) 6974920998
Contact Person: 
Korina Miliaraki
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Carob Mill Cultural Center (The mill of locust beans) was built around 1930 and belongs to the Agricultural Cooperative of Panormos. Here, locust beans, found in abundance in the area, were processed. Some of the processed products were distributed in the Greek market, such as locust bean flour, and others were exported abroad, such as the grains of the locust tree which were necessary for the manufacturing of every kind of film -for photographs or the cinema- as well as the production of cosmetics.

A place full of memories for the older generation who lived to see it working, it reminds us of a period with different moral and aesthetic values. HAROUPOMYLOS was characterized as an industrial monument by the Ministry of Culture and has hosted various art events since 1996, although it was almost in ruins. In 1998, it was financed by the Regional Operational Programme (PEP) of Crete with 100 million drachmas. The implementation agent for its restoration and conversion into a Cultural Exhibition and Convention Centre was the Development Organization of Western Crete (OADYK).