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Step into Cretan tradition at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, where a reconstructed merchant and farmhouses stand alongside traditional wine and olive presses. These presses continue producing olive oil and wine today, and you'll find workshops that teach traditional techniques in handicrafts and produce goods you can buy here. Take in a performance of folk music and dancing at the 250-seat auditorium or taste some of the local wine. Before you leave, drink in the scents that drift off the herbs and cactuses in the traditional gardens. Located in the city center, the site is easily accessible from other major attractions. Make Lychnostatis Open Air Museum part of your personalized Hersonissos itinerary using our Hersonissos trip planner.
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum Reviews
This is a sweet little museum along the sea front of Hersonissos. Anice place to while away an hour learning about the history of the ordinary people and their trades. Very friendly and heloful... more »
This started up around the tiny chapel on the beach to the East of Hersonissios and is a rather personal view of life in Crete. There are also wine events etc in the large meeting room there, and we.... more »
Such an amazing place to visit. We enjoyed walking around the traditional cretan buildings and learning so much about local life and culture. We found the audio guides really useful, worth paying a little extra to have these on your visit. We would definitely recommend a visit to this museum. Spend 2 hours or more exploring the site at your own pace in the calm, natural surroundings. Even on a very hot day there are plenty of shady areas where you can sit and rest from the sun. Staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. Thank you :)
Quite an inspiring concept. This museum creates an appreciation for self reliance, harmony with nature, and family history. It is humble, but I felt enriched. Our kids enjoyed it very much. The staff are very warm and welcoming.
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