Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Hersonissos

4.6
#2 of 73 in Museums in Crete
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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  • Is required to visit, especially in the celebration of the grape, on Wednesday (though the ticket costs more that day €12). On this day you will love Crete)
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  • Large area, a lot of interesting things, but be sure to visit with audioguide. We made a mistake and decided to bypass the entire territory of themselves, very sorry, because really you can pretty much see and learn! Highly recommended to visit.
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  • This type of ethnographic museums there are in different EU countries. This private museum, solved soundly. There are beautiful places. Suitable for children. In a small theater shows a film about the history and life of Crete. There is an audio guide in Russian.
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  • Lovely museum - wonderful to wander around in the morning before it gets too hot. Totally different to other museums in Greece. The kids enjoyed it too. Close to the beach and very close to bus stops. A lovely day! Very kind hosts
  • Very interesting Open Air Museum with entrance fee 8€ (incl entrance, audio-guide, film 🎥 and 🗺) Recommend visit this museum with kids and they will see and could touch Crete history
  • If you are in the North East of crete and interested in history of the area and island then it is well worth a visit. The story of how the museum came into existence is also very interesting.
  • Nice museum, not sure it was worth paying extra for the English audio guide though.
  • Really great place to see greek culture, traditions, plants and living style
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