Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Hersonissos

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#2 of 67 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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  • Excellent place. Great value €6 per adult. Local food and drink in the cafe too. English spoken very well, woman at kiosk asking of we spoke Gaelic, being from Scotland. Very handy for the beach too.
  • We went to the WEDNESDAY Grapefest, what a brilliant few hours. Excellent museum with a film of history of Crete and history of why museum was created but the Grape treading, wine tasting, Raki Tasting and the Greek Dancers and being able to take part. Then a tour was brilliant. We have visited previously 2yrs ago and paid extra for the audio tour available in many languages which is excellent. Loved it everyone should go.
  • Could do with some updated presentation videos as they seem a little old but apart from that, very educational. The history of the Cretan people all rolled into one lovely museum 😊😊
  • cute, but isnt worth the many compare ro archeolofical museum. the price is 5e, 6e with film. asequate price will be 1-2e. Film is their own production but is more a collection of photos than a real film.
  • A great place to visit in Crete.

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As one of Crete's top destinations, Hersonissos offers lodging options ranging from budget-friendly inns to luxurious private villas, with nearly everything else in between. The area's five-star hotels come at a steep price, but reward you with elegant rooms and sweeping views of the sea, as well as access to private beaches, fitness facilities, and fine restaurants. An alternative for vacationers on a budget, the city's self-catering apartments offer plenty of space and privacy a few minutes' walk from popular bars, shops, and restaurants.
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