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Lignos Folklore Museum

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Address: Kontochori, Fira 84700, Greece
Phone Number: +302286022792
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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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Very interesting musuem showing life in by gone days.

This museum is a little bit hard to find as its away from the main touristy areas. However its well worth it as its so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
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dorset
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This museum is a little bit hard to find as its away from the main touristy areas. However its well worth it as its so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the commercialised areas of Fira. We were shown around by a lovely lady who spoke excellent English. Lots to see and only 3 Euros. The... More 

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Antiparos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We walked there from our hotel. It is within walking distance from the center of Fira. The museum shows how the people of Santorini lived many years ago. We were shown around by Mr Lignos himself and I think that the thing that impressed me the most was the part of the museum that demonstrates how the made their homes... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit to this quirky little museum of Santorini traditional life. We were the only visitors so received a personalised tour by the charming and knowledgeable guide, who spoke excellent English. Set in an old house and filled with historic items donated by families across the island, this museum gives visitors a taste of how life was on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A very interesting museum and there was a lovely lady who showed us around and explained the various rooms and uses of them. Only 3 euros to go in. The lovely little church in the grounds was also worth seeing.

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Tampere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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 via mobile

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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