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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

| Plaka, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 2897 023660
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Lovely interesting museum

Just loved it here. So pretty and well designed with a really informative short film at the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
581sue
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Excellent Museum

We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the open air museum. We were greeted by a friendly member of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TheHsontour
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Scotland
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Plaka, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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+30 2897 023660
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Reviewed yesterday

Just loved it here. So pretty and well designed with a really informative short film at the begining. Lovely staff. Well worth a visit

Thank 581sue
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the open air museum. We were greeted by a friendly member of staff at the entrance who gave us some information and offered us an audio guide and maps. We then took our time making our way round...More

Thank TheHsontour
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I expected more after all praising reviews. The museum is cosy and can be informative, but there is one problem - it's opened from 9 till 2 p.m. Just imagine how hot it is to walk in it at noon! I was prepared to see...More

Thank Дарья С
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well designed and informative. We had a difficult time finding the place when we got off the bus so it would be nice if they posted directions so you know which way to walk. The bus stop is out front however there is a...More

Thank LS-Dallas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was really nice and cosy. It showed many aspects of folks life. We had audio guide and it was totally worth it! By the way, you can buy really tasty souvenirs at the end of exhibition - tea herbs, wine, syrup and other...More

Thank Erika B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the audio guide and be sure to watch the introduction video, if you don’t you will miss so much of the history of the island and the museum. This is one of the most interesting places we have visited so far. The lady at...More

Thank Jonh82
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with two children (2&6) and we all enjoyed it. Very educational and lots of herbs/plants to look at. Gave a really good insight into cretan life, we would really recommend this open air museum

Thank Shaun C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really worth a visit even if you don't usually visit museums it is different. Shows how the Greek people lived before tourists. Nice little bar for an almond drink or cinnamon.

Thank SueM1950
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Sepetember for wine making party. Excellent experience. Dancing traditional Cretan dances, wine and food tasting.

Thank Aurelija L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Liked walking around this small museum. We opted for the audio guide and we were given one between us. It was difficult to hear not being able to put it to your ear. Discovered it was not saying anything much anyway. So go and enjoy...More

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EM1Scotland
April 17, 2017|
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Response from MuseumLYCHNOSTATIS | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in our museum! It's very simple to reach our museum from your hotel even on foot. It' s about 15 minutes walk to the east. When you reach the Star Beach Hotel, then leave the central road and... More
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Rachel G
February 8, 2017|
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Response from Randall H | Reviewed this property |
And if you do the little tourist train it is near the star beach stop.
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EM1Scotland
October 7, 2016|
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Response from Yaron W | Reviewed this property |
Hello. It's very simple. From your hotel turn east and walk 1.5 Km. When you reach the Star Beach Hotel you can turn left and walk near the beach or continue on the Elefytarius Venizelou till you'll see a stone house with a... More
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