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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  • A great place for exploring the Cretan culture. You can learn and experience all the delights of the Cretan way of life from ancient times to the present. Beautiful photo, the open-air museum!
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  • Watched a movie about how ancestors lived before, what did you do in Crete. The idea is to show the evolution and history of one family.
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  • המוזיאון פועל משנת והוא הגשמת חזון של רופא ואספן כרתי ובנוי מחומרים טבעיים,אבן,עץ וחימר ונבנה בעבודת יד בלבד ללא עזרת כלים הנדסיים.האוספים כוללים בתוכם את כל שטחי החיים מחקלאות לאריגה,ומתבלינים לכלי ב...  more »