Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Hersonissos

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Step into Cretan tradition at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, where a reconstructed merchant and farmhouses stand alongside traditional wine and olive presses. These presses continue producing olive oil and wine today, and you'll find workshops that teach traditional techniques in handicrafts and produce goods you can buy here. Take in a performance of folk music and dancing at the 250-seat auditorium or taste some of the local wine. Before you leave, drink in the scents that drift off the herbs and cactuses in the traditional gardens. Located in the city center, the site is easily accessible from other major attractions. Make Lychnostatis Open Air Museum part of your personalized Hersonissos itinerary using our Hersonissos trip planner.
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  • I would recommend visiting this place no matter what age range you’re travelling with (we had my father, 78, my husband and I, our kids 3 & 6). The ladies who greeted us at the front desk were so... 
    I would recommend visiting this place no matter what age range you’re travelling with (we had my father, 78, my husband and I, our kids 3 & 6). The ladies who greeted us at the front desk were so...  more »
  • Good value for money. Really well maintained grounds and the amount of detail inside of buildings is absolutely amazing. Upon entry you shown an introductory video informing you all the history of... 
    Good value for money. Really well maintained grounds and the amount of detail inside of buildings is absolutely amazing. Upon entry you shown an introductory video informing you all the history of...  more »
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  • A great little museum that shows you the traditional rural way of life to be found on Crete before the tourism boom. It showcased various different practices such as olive oil making, beekeeping, textile making and much more. I'd highly recommend going for the audio guide, we decided not to due to finding it pointless in museums before but regretted not using it. Well worth a visit if you're interested in the history behind Crete.
  • The most peaceful place on the beach in Chersonissos. The staff was so nice and we had a great time. Food is nice and really good for the price. Please try the cocktails. They are fresh and amazing.

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