Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Hersonissos
(4.8/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Lychnostatis is a wonderful location that not much is visited ... too bad because it is a unique place that many of the Cretan old life shows ... that not only as a professional photographer, I think it is a perfect place for shoots ... In the summer period come many locals on their free Sunday just walk around on this great location;) You see an abundance of Cretan Antiquities and I was surprised by the manner of construction composition and atmosphere ... a huge ... Are you bored with you to the rotsstrandje what is located behind Lychnostatis get a delicious cocktail on the beach, or simply grab. ... Besides it is also a unique beach many rocky but a great inlet to a nice swim a good;)) Figure 9 recommended!! @nne
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  • A pleasant visit of this open-air museum which tells of the origin and the Cretan traditions. It takes an hour to tour with Sun and sea, ideal with children.
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  • Very nice Ecomuseum and above all an excellent reception. A video shows the approach of the creators of this place. Marked path, not always top, but why not get lost a bit in this traditional village out of time.
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