Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Hersonissos

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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.
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  • This is a really lovely day out, there's lots to see, great views from the balcony in the house and a lovely and cheap cafe. The lady on the reception desk was lovely and really kind. We took our 18.....  more
    This is a really lovely day out, there's lots to see, great views from the balcony in the house and a lovely and cheap cafe. The lady on the reception desk was lovely and really kind. We took our 18.....  more »
  • It's a very good private museum that gives a glimpse of Crete of yesteryear. The family is all and we were there for Easter, their biggest festival. 
    It's a very good private museum that gives a glimpse of Crete of yesteryear. The family is all and we were there for Easter, their biggest festival.  more »
  • A brilliant little museum! also very cheap, I recomend the audio guide for 2 euro extra and give a good backround in chosen language to the site and displays. It is much bigger than it looks, we were....  more
    A brilliant little museum! also very cheap, I recomend the audio guide for 2 euro extra and give a good backround in chosen language to the site and displays. It is much bigger than it looks, we were....  more »
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  • The most peaceful place on the beach in Chersonissos. The staff was so nice and we had a great time. Food is nice and really good for the price. Please try the cocktails. They are fresh and amazing.
  • This is a unique museum, the epitome of reusing and recycling, and so interesting, it was a real labour of love. The gardens are delightful, and the staff so friendly. I would definitely recommend visiting.
  • This place clearly exceeded the expectations and is clearly among the top ones in Crete. The whole museum is built with love for the details and there is a lot to see. If you get the audio guide for 2 euros you have extensive information about the museum at your hand and can explore it in your own pace. The staff is super friendly and helpful, they also speak many different languages. During our visit the had an art exposition which would have been worth a visit on it's own already. Would definitely recommend a visit!
  • Very interesting look at history of Crete done by local family.exhibits from all parts of history and for all different professions.well worth the 7 euro entrance fee. good cafe as well.
  • Great place to spend 2 hours. There is a good beach right by the museum with €2 sunbeds 😜

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