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. Make Lychnostatis Open Air Museum part of your personalized Hersonissos itinerary using our Hersonissos trip planner.
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  • It is worth to spend time on it. Especially recommend those who stopped in Hersonissos. There is an audio guide in Russian. Navigating the exposition. The ticket price also includes a video on Crete. We coordinated, that we have not missed a session in Russian. In General, the ticket is cheap and the images look great. The Museum has a café and a small cubicle with souvenirs. Warmly, emotionally, informative. Funny that the historic school room is reminiscent of our times of the USSR. Desks and even the shape of the wall under the glass.
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  • We visited on a Wednesday morning when they have activities going on. You get to tread grapes to make the wine, and see how and what they do after. There are samples of wine to taste. Is a lovely plac...  more »
  • Visited Wednesday, when there was a feast of sweets and dancing was fun! Very interesting excursion in Russian language under the guidance of Oksana:-) You won't be bored! I advise to visit!
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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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