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Trip Planner: Europe / Greece / Crete / Heraklion Prefecture / Hersonissos / Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
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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First of all the museum director deserves a ten. She has been responsive to questions and gave us an orientation. To get the most out of your visit, rent the audio tour. TrueType enjoyed. Even...
First of all the museum director deserves a ten. She has been responsive to questions and gave us an orientation. To get the most out of your visit, rent the audio tour. TrueType enjoyed. Even... more »
A well presented privately run museum with a film introduction in your own language. Clean, interesting, well worth a visit. Easy to find from the bus stop. There was a school trip at the time we...
A well presented privately run museum with a film introduction in your own language. Clean, interesting, well worth a visit. Easy to find from the bus stop. There was a school trip at the time we... more »
I visited this lovely open air museum Lychnostatis on Sunday the 31st of July. It has so much to see and lots of little details, prepare for at least 1,5-2 hours to spend your time there. The entrance fee was 7 euros and you got a map and translations of text written in Greek in many languages, including Finnish. There's also a possibility for audio guide should you want one. The bus stop is really close, just tell the staff in the bus that you're trying to get there, they'll know the right bus stop. To be honest, it would be better to visit this mostly garden-like place earlier, maybe in May or June, or then at the harvest time later in autumn. Then you would see more of those beautiful plants they have there. But, it's worth a visit anytime, in my opinion. It's not open on Saturdays and it's not open until late, so check the opening hours from the internet before you go. There are toilets and a cafeteria. You can get drinks and food there as well as buy some local products, if you wish. In the cafeteria they gave me freebies: the pears grown there. They weren't as sweet as the pears I've been eating but that was it for me because I'm not one for sweets. They were just perfect. 👍
Great experience and learning about the story of the family that built the museum. Great opportunity to see the different buildings up close. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Well worth a visit!
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