We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lignos Folklore Museum

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kontochori, Fira 84700, Greece
Phone Number: +302286022792
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Congratulations to the owner and to all the museum!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
ambrosia724
,
greece
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
greece
2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jerusalem, Israel
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
cambridge
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
yorkshire
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Royston, Herts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 !!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Munich, Germany
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
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 !!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lignos Folklore Museum also viewed

 

Been to Lignos Folklore Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lignos Folklore Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?