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Lignos Folklore Museum

Kontochori, Fira 84700, Greece
+302286022792
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Fira
Type: Museums
Owner description: The folk tradition is kept alive in Santorini Fira Condohori in cave that was built half a century or so ago. Where today houses the Folklore Museum,... more » Owner description: The folk tradition is kept alive in Santorini Fira Condohori in cave that was built half a century or so ago. Where today houses the Folklore Museum, worth visiting the traveler. The Folk Museum was founded by Emmanuel A. Hardy, lawyer, journalist and director of the newspaper "New Theraic". The house, which is set, left untouched by the earthquakes of 1956, restored in 1973 and since then placed this antique furniture, family heirlooms, the position does belong. In 1993 the Museum was built wing housing the Gallery and laboratories, and the church of St. Constantine, in memory of the owner of the property Constanti Emm Lignou, uncle of the founder. « less
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cambridge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Super museum showing life (not very) long ago. Wonderful tour. We were lucky enough to meet the owner who was charming and very interesting. Well worth a visit.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

As we were walking through the road below Fira and taking pictures of the St. Helen and Konstantinos Orthodox Church we stumbled across the Lignos Folklore museum. We decided to visit the museum where we were welcomed by Gina. For a 3€ admission per person Gina toured the museum with us while entertaining all our questions. This museum gives you... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was an extraordinary folklore museum. It is a Thira house, carved into the pumice, with a lot of the furniture of the family who lived there, so it gives a very clear idea of everyday life. The museum added a few rooms (also carved out of the pumice, by the museum workers!) to include some traditional trades... a printer's... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

i learn many things in this folklore Museum, first of all about tradition wine cellar and general about wine (that was the most interesting)!! later we learn about excavation of the layers soil, and very interesting too was the historical archives with books and lithographs from Santorini! a museum u must take a visit sure!!!

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yorkshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This museum is not well advertised or indeed signposted. However, it is well worth seeking out. It is small with an english speaking guide thrown in, so it won't take hours and bore the kids if you have them. Basically, it is based on the original cave houses used by the Santorinians. When they needed more space, they dug another... More

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Royston, Herts
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place was mentioned, in passing, in only a few places, and it took a lot of background work to find out where it was. But all the effort really paid off. It was an absolute revelation - everything from underground brewery and cave house to a chapel and tiny dusty souvenir shop, all with original items still in place.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stay at Evgenia VIllas & Suites and George suggest us to visit the museum of his neighborhood the folklore museum and it was so nice and beautiful place to spent your afternoon with so nice views and so nice history !!!

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Next to Evgenia villas & suites is the folklore museum of emmanouil lignos that is very beautiful and until today have all the traditional settlement how was the local life many years ago and many interesting thing to see don't lose it !!!!

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Oia, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A place few know of but it is amazing to find out and learn in a relaxed atmosphere the lifestyle of Santorini

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Hod Hasharon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We were the only visitors at the time, and the museum keeper gave us a full tour, explaining everything. It has a house, fully decorated, up to clothes, and many worksops, most of them in a cave, and everything is authentic.

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