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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

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Hersonissos, Crete 700 14 Greece
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Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket
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Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

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Nobody wants to waste vacation time waiting outside an attraction, especially in high temperatures. With this priority-access ticket to the Knossos archaeological site, you can breeze past ticket-purchase lines to explore what was the birthplace of Minoan civilization and according to myth, the seat of King Minos. Prebook your skip-the-line ticket, travel independently to the site, and roam the partially restored relics of Minos’ palace and courtyards independently.
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Clare655 wrote a review Oct 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom35 contributions57 helpful votes
We visited in August during the pandemic it was quiet and felt safe. We enjoyed the walk around the traditional old buildings and looking inside them from an old school to a house, shepherds hut, church and others. Very informative displays showing everything from local plants, fruit, farming tools, fishing etc. They had a large entertainment area too and every July they have wine making festivals there and traditional music and dancing which I would love to come back to next year. The staff were very welcoming and informative and enjoyed sharing their knowledge.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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lornagrace wrote a review Oct 2020
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom88 contributions53 helpful votes
A great museum on the edge of Hersonissos, very reasonable entry with lots to see. The setting is beautiful, and all the areas are well thought out and interesting. Well worth a couple of hours to look round and there is a cafe on site.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Toby C wrote a review Sep 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom34 contributions69 helpful votes
What a gem of a place. Cheap entry and an insight into Cretan life you'll struggle to find anywhere else. Everything is authentic and the information on offer is very enlightening. So well created. It's no theme park so don't expect flashy lights and tackiness. Be prepared to read and listen and learn about Cretan life. Wonderful.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lana_Ninajnaj wrote a review Sep 2020
Zagreb, Croatia12 contributions2 helpful votes
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We are absolutely fascinated by this amazing place! We have travelled all over the world, but we've never seen a place/museum like this; done with so much love, soul, attention to detail, projecting a whole vast history and cultural heritage of an island and its people in such a small, yet rich place. We are deeply touched and inspired by the initiative of the founder - Mr. Marakakis - to have created such an extraordinary and important monument of the heritage of his ancestors, and make sure it is passed onto generations of locals and visitors. This is patriotism at its very vest, something we should all worship and learn from. BRAVO! is the best thing we can say to the founder, to all the people who have helped and invested to build this place, and to all of those who keep preserving it. Good luck and keep going! And to all of you who haven't been her yet - PLEASE VISIT, YOU WILL LOVE IT! And make sure to get the audio guide as well, it was so informative and useful! You will need 2 hours for sure if you want to watch the documentary and observe everything in detail, which we definitely recommend. We can't wait to come here again! Lana & Nastassia
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Nataša F wrote a review Sep 2020
Maribor, Slovenia75 contributions48 helpful votes
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Thia place is a hidden gem, we would't notice it if it wasn't for tripadvisor. It is absolutely worth visiting! You get an insight on how Cretans lived or used to live. They have a fruit tree garden, a lot of herbs and plants with descriptions. You also get to see how traditional life looked like - olive oil mills, ceramic workshops, weaving etc. There is also a stone farmhouse and a chapel, with a variety of other sights and interesting stuff. The entrance fee is 6€ per person, additional 2€ if you want a audio guide and 1€ for two short movies (the movies were a bit outdated, but when if you're there, why not). They close at 14:00 so plan your trip before the noon.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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