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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

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Address: Thesi Plaka, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2897 023660
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Description: The Cretan open- air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS" is located at Hersonissos, by...
The Cretan open- air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS" is located at Hersonissos, by the sea- side. It consists of four main collections: Nature & Flora Collection, with gardens of fruit- trees, aromatic herbs, cactus, shrubs and plants, stones and minerals of Crete. Ethnographic Collection, with a presentation of Cretan traditional life (a stone- made farmhouse, a middleclass house, a chapel, an olive- oil press, a windmill, a shepherd's shelter, a threshing floor, a wine- vat, a raki- distillery, workshops of ceramics, weaving and plant- dyeing, an old school, a bee's & wax house).Art collection with works of folk artists exhibited in the Folk Artist's Gallery, the Open- Air Theatre and the Exhibitions' Room.Collection of pre-Industrial Technology with equipment (olive- oil press, windmill, carob-mill, herb-press) used in the past. The Museum organizes a range of educational programs and its Audiovisual Department produces films, CD- ROM's, DVD' s presented daily in the Multimedia & Conference room. It has also a Museum-shop and a cafe. The Museum was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2010 and honoured by the University of Crete in 1997 for its ecological activities. "LYCHNOSTATIS" is open for a daily visit with a guided- tour, from (Saturday closed).
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Very interesting museum for learning more about Crete culture- history, traditions, customs and so on. It’s not very big, but very exciting! If you need audioguide for your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum for learning more about Crete culture- history, traditions, customs and so on. It’s not very big, but very exciting! If you need audioguide for your language, you can get it – no problems! Feel free to know more about this beautiful place - Crete!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice look back to the culture of Crete in the late 1800/early 1900s. The audio tour is well worth the cost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This Museum demonstrates perfectly how the Cretan used to live hundreds of years ago. The Museum Opening Hours are 9:00 to 14:00; make sure you visit it during these hours. We arrived there at 14:30; but we were lucky to find the door open; we entered with nobody getting any Entry Fees nor stop us. We had a good tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Finish your visit with a visit its beach taverna and a swim from the quiet beach.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A time warp of artefacts from by-gone times, well laid out and maintained in realistic setting. Loved upstairs bedroom with hand made clothes and linen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

My partner and son visited this museum and thoroughly enjoyed it as they dont enjoy the sunbathing. They said it was a very low entrance fee and found the whole trip interesting, a step back in time. I was quite jealous I didnt go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Don't miss this if you are interested in 'Old' style Crete. Well worth a visit. Easy to reach by local bus service. Lots to see. Café on site

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Brillant Museum showing you the way of Greek life , Loved how the whole museum was made from recycled items that people no longer had use of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Plenty of interesting displays, was amazed by it. Reasonably priced. Right on the edge of the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

passed a few hours on here very interesting 5 euros each allowing you to see old Greek house old school , old church we enjoyed it here ad would recommend it !

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Address: Address: Thesi Plaka, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2897 023660
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Hersonissos
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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