Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Hersonissos

(4.7/5 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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  • This is an open air museum at the end of the city (side STAR beach) which shows you in a movie how the museum has been build and what kind of tools the old Greeks were using in the daily life  more »
  • Lovely place to walk about and learn something of old Crete. Would recommend to anyone interested in something different  more »
  • An authentic Museum, can be visited in between sea:) Interestingly enough, all the more to see in particular Hersoniscose.
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  • Nothing serious. I would arrange more to happen to spend the rest of the day, like sunbath or have another coctail at the beach
  • It's a strange but nice Museum that you can find driving to Ag. Nikolaos from Heraklion. Here is possible to touch and see the rural life of Crete's citizens. The ticket is 5€ per person. I suggest you to ask for an audio guide in order to better appreciate what is shown. At the end you can exit to the see and have a bath in this beautiful sea. The staff is very kind. The toilette are very cleaned and you can find a bar and a shop in which is possible to buy bottles of olive oil.
  • Great project with a unique mix of natural and cultural history! Absolutely picturesque and very friendly staff. Would recommend this to any couples and families with kids who want to learn more about crete history. They also have special events happening during the season; if you are in the area make sure to check early what's going on so you don't miss out.
  • Really interesting place. Would have liked to spend more time here, perhaps without impatient teenagers!
  • Best food we tasted in crete by far! Its outside this interesting museum ! Great service great hotdogs burgers and crepes and not expensive served by a lovely man