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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

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Nice insight into Cretan history

Small open air museum on the outskirts of Hersonissos. One man's vision to let visitors know how... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Very interesting

A wonderful outdoor museum just outside Hersonissos, towards Stalis. We enjoyed a three hour stay... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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...more
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Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Small open air museum on the outskirts of Hersonissos. One man's vision to let visitors know how Cretans once lived and built with the help of volunteers. It cost €9 euros entrance fee and you are given a handset in your language to use at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful outdoor museum just outside Hersonissos, towards Stalis. We enjoyed a three hour stay here looking at all the interesting Cretan buildings and artefacts. There is also an interesting film to watch, highlighting Cretan life through the ages. If you want a snack and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Melinywig
Reviewed 4 days ago

at first we thought oh its only a museum lets not go, but we are really glad we did it was an amazing place which was the dream of one man, who still lives there with his family most of it built with recycled stone...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic museum of Cretan life, stumbled across while walking on the beach. Well worth a visit, though a little expensive at 9Euro for an adult.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jane F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to visit this museum on 30th April and after quite a long walk from central Hersonissos eventually found the entrance and it was like stepping back in time. There was a short video telling the history of the museum and then...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Caroline190757
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very cute museum. They show a lot of historian crete and how family life was centuries ago. There is a flower and tree exhibition in the beginning and you can see all different types of trees and flowers. Then you can experience...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank johanl805
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is off the main national road and could esily have been missed. If you visit be sure to watch the short video about how the museum was constructed using original building methods and their recycling/enviromental polocies. Only a smallish site but crammed with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Carl D
Reviewed April 12, 2019

Totally agree with all the other reviews a delightful and almost overlooked little gem right outside the hotel Medetteraneo. Well worth a visit to see the real Cretan life and right on the beach. Great.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lynne M
Reviewed March 24, 2019

lovely traditional insight to Cretan life, well worth the visit. Set out in various settings right next to the beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jahn52
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We had a very enjoyable mid October Sunday morning wandering around this fabulous place. Right by the sea we kept spotting such interesting things to catch our attention, parts were a bit ramshackle which added to its charm. It was so nice sitting in such...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Patsy45
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May 18, 2019|
Response from Caroline190757 | Reviewed this property |
Not too sure if there is enough to interest very small children but just a lovely place to walk through and enjoy the exhibits. Don't think that there is anything interactive that I can remember but certainly worth a visit... More
February 23, 2019|
Response from Μαίρη Μ | Property representative |
There are many ways ; 1. 25 minutes walk west (direction to Heraklion) on the beach road. 2. By bus (8 min. drive, get down to stop MUSEUM / MEDITERANNEO). 3 By taxi (costs approx. 10 euros). Hoping to meet you in our... More
August 2, 2018|
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Response from MuseumLYCHNOSTATIS | Property representative |
Good morning! You don't need to book for the Grape Feast on Wednesday, just be there 10 minute earlier. Our museum is situated between Stalis and Hersonisos. Actually, it's very close to your apartment, 10 - 15 minutes... More
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