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Lena's House

Tria Pigadia, Mykonos Town, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Mykonos Town
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Found this place by accident, but if you are in the area, it is worth visiting. Gives you a glimpse into a home from the past.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It is very easy to miss the house especially if the tame local pelican is taking central stage. He or she wanders around the area making house and restaurant calls begging for food and neck rubs.

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Halmstad
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32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Easy to miss. Just a small sign outside. We tried to visit several times but it was often closed. Small house. Not so much information. You can leave a donation.

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New York City, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A beautiful example of the time and well cared for. The woman there was very nice and detailed the history of Lena and her family.

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Worcs.,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A great insight as to how the island people lived in times gone by, before the tourist dollars arrived. The lady at the entrance is extremely knowledgable and gives a great insight into how Lena and her family lived in the house. Still don't know how they managed to burn a brazier indoors, with no chimney! Free entrance but please... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We intended to visit Lena's House but stumbled across it by chance and you very easily walk past it. I think the staff are volunteers but are clearly committed to the house, its history and want to share it. The lady who showed us round was full of information and after we got over the awkwardness of being the only... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Interesting to see a home the way it used to be. Especially because everything around her house are more or less stores, bars, clubs and hotels from the 21st century. I think more people would find their way into it if there was a sign of some sort, it kind of disappears in all the noise surrounding it.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

At first you're like...."umm IS this a museum? or some crazy lady sitting in a room with her door open.." It is a museum of how Mykonian houses look on the inside back in the day. It's a good 6 minute activity while you are strolling about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

An authentic feel of what it must have been like to live in Mykonos before the tourist era! A grandmother's world. Lots of interesting pictures and furniture - but don't walk on the wooden floor and stay on the carpet! Also, if you ask the lady of the house where the kitchen is, you may as well know just about... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Right next door to the Maritime Museum is "Lena's House" bequeathed to the Town on her death. It is a perfect microcosm of 19th Century life in Mykonos and worth a 10 minute visit. Entry is free and it is open in the evenings only (June 2014).

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