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Lignos Folklore Museum

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Address: Kontochori, Fira 847 00, Greece
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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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One of the best museums ever

This museum was a little bit of a trek to find but SO worth it! We arrived just after it opened and were treated to a tour by the lovely and very knowledgable guide. The museum is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a little bit of a trek to find but SO worth it! We arrived just after it opened and were treated to a tour by the lovely and very knowledgable guide. The museum is a traditional Santorinian home with out- buildings, chapel and mine all jam- packed with original artefacts, some of which we were encouraged to... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting museum but placed off the beaten path.Anyway it's not very far from central bus station in Fira.You can see there how the greeks used to live in the past in Santorini.A very helpful lady guide that gave me a lot of information about the island history and about all the exhibit.Only 3 euros entry fee.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This fascinating little museum was across the street from our hotel. We were pleasantly surprised not only by the museum itself but by the informative tour given to us - and the cost was only 3 Euros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I'm not sure if we were just lucky because we visited on a rather quiet day, or if the staff are always that wonderful... We had a delightful guided tour through the entire museum. Our questions (and we had many!) were easily answered by our guide. We found we enjoyed (and got more out of!) this museum more than the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I was staying opposite this Museum at Hotel Anatoli so easy to get to. It was very interesting and had all the history items set up of the early life on the island. The guide who took me around was very helpful and passionate about her work at the Museum, it was a lovely visit, close to town and would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This was an interesting local museum. It should life in the 1890-1950`s before the tourism hit the island. Life was hard and there wasn't much to live on. The underground cave was interesting, as it was easiest to make houses underground instead up building upwards. 3 euros per person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating. Thought provoking. Personal guided tour. Not so easy to find but only a 10 minute walk from the cable car. Life in a cave house and about the trades undertaken by locals in Santorini over the last 100+ years; private chapel. Inexpensive. Would benefit from a sign showing the opening hours each day and directions to the museum from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I think this is my favourite museum on the island! I really loved going it to the real home of a real family in that time period, learning some historic Santorini traditions and what I was like to live at that time and much more! Not forgetting the Beautiful family chapel on site! Superb so many interesting things to discover!

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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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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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