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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Wonderful place

We had a very enjoyable mid October Sunday morning wandering around this fabulous place. Right by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Agree with previous 4 and 5 star reviews, well worth a visit and well worth the €7 admission fee... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks 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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| Plaka, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 2897 023660
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Agree with previous 4 and 5 star reviews, well worth a visit and well worth the €7 admission fee. ( €12 on Wednesday with the wine tasting etc )

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful insight to how life was and a testament to the hard work of the owner. Audio guide and films are available in different languages.

Thank colintc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our friends found this by accident we went the next day, what a brilliant find all the staff were great they could not have been more helpful. The show put on was brilliant the place itself is really well worth the three and a half...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday morning when they have activities going on. You get to tread grapes to make the wine, and see how and what they do after. There are samples of wine to taste. Is a lovely place and the staff are very...More

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 8 October 2018

It is so as o beautiful..totally worth the visit ..loved it and fantastic beer on offer ... amazing photos to be had such a stunning garden

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Good informative visit to the Open Air Museum, showing how old Crete operated. We visited on a wednesday when there was treading grapes to make wine, Greek dancing, and staff passing round little samples of traditional Greek food and drink. All included in the entrance...More

Thank ruth p
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We visited here on our holiday last week there is a lot to see and it was fun to see a group of school children treading grapes . Reasonable entry price and a good couple of hours to look around. The entrance is a bit...More

Thank jennyjwat
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Our visit to this museum was most interesting and it was lovely to see how it's evolved over the years, obviously with a great deal of work. A very special place and one we would recommend to anybody. We spent a. Ole of hours wandering...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This museum in Lychnostatis was a wonderful surprise. On a site next to the beach, it encompasses the history of Crete from the dwellings and trades to its geology and botany. There is a short film to view beforehand, made by the family who inspired...More

1  Thank Susanesque
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2 August 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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17 April 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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9 February 2017|
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Response from RandallH716 | Reviewed this property |
And if you do the little tourist train it is near the star beach stop.