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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  • 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 »
  • What a lovely place to visit. Life in Crete as it use to be. Well worth the small charge. Right on the beach. Staff all helpful. It is not advertised well enough. Please make sure you find it as it is...  more »
  • Nice museum fixed less than I thought. It was fun to look at all the houses and see how people lived in the past and on the plants and herbs and spices. It was like a small village in miniature with a very small school, and a very small chapel and residential buildings as well as the House where you could how to wove and produced honey and beeswax. And you could see how to make wine.
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