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Lignos Folklore Museum

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Address: Kontochori, Fira 84700, Greece
Phone Number: +302286022792
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Description: The folk tradition is kept alive in Santorini Fira Condohori in cave that...
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.
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Interesting and informative private tour

We visited this museum in July and were positively surprised about this place and the tour. We paid just 3€ per person and had a very informative and interesting private tour and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Tampere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited this museum in July and were positively surprised about this place and the tour. We paid just 3€ per person and had a very informative and interesting private tour and got to know how people lived on the island previosly. Totally worth the time and money. We recommend visiting this place early on during your holiday so you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We made a trip from Perivolos to Fira yesterday morning to visit the museum but the gate was locked. We had a walk around Fira and returned again late morning and found a second entrance and went in but apart from one room with a few books, the place appeared to be derelict. Complete waste of time - why hasn't... More 

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greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It was the last museum i visit to Santorini and i was extraordinary .The work they have done is excellent!!It's one "trip to the time"!!! You can see one part of the history of the island and is fantastic !!!Of course Santorini is very famous about the sunset ,volcano and e.t.c but don't miss to visit the museums ,especially this... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the personal tour we had of the folklore museum in Fira. We learned about the specific family that lived in this place, but also learned about how resourceful the locals have to be because of conditions of living on an island with little rainfall, and with most goods needing to be imported. We got lost... More 

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cambridge
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Kontochori, Fira 84700, Greece
Phone Number: +302286022792
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Fira

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