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. Using our online itinerary creator, Hersonissos attractions like Lychnostatis Open Air Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great, you are not hassled and you get a real insight into life before tourists, well worth a visit. 
  • Nice little Museum in the open air, close to the sea, testimony of Cretan life in the old, romantic houses and terraces with beautiful vases, miniatures, inside the houses, old furniture, lace; flowering gardens and a small chapel by the sea; very nice visit, to recommend.
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  • Interesting soulful Museum with good Russian audioguide. History, culture, crafts, plants, and minerals.
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