Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum: Entry Ticket with Add-Ons

1. Lychnostatis Open Air Museum: Entry Ticket with Add-Ons

Experience the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and dive into Cretan culture dating back thousands of years. See traditional houses, windmills, distilleries, everyday tools of the past. Enrich your visit with an audio guide and audiovisual film or private tour. Learn what it means to be a Cretan at a museum dedicated to promoting the understanding and awareness of Cretan folk cultural heritage. Explore the museum’s collections that focus on themes of Cretan folk tradition and ethnology, Cretan nature and environment, and Cretan folk culture. Visit traditional dwellings, the chapel, olive oil press, tsikoudia (raki) distillery, threshing floor, ceramic shop, weaving and plant-dying workshop, bees and wax workshop, shoe-making workshop, carpentry, herbarium, Cretan fruit garden, herb garden, mineral and stone exhibition, Cretan folk artists’ gallery, and more. Stop at the auditorium featuring 100 seats for audio-visual shows, seminars, and more, or visit the open-air theater with 250 seats for cultural and artistic evens. Check out the temporary exhibitions hall, library, café, and souvenir shop during your visit.

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What people are saying about Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Watched a video beforehand so that there was a better idea of what was to be seen in the museum. Also nice that it is available in so many languages. The museum is well maintained and beautifully constructed. Everything is easy to follow and the audio guide is also very well signposted.

We had another excursion booked on the same day, so the 1.5 hours we allocated for the museum was nothing like enough time to see everything properly. We will be going again the next time we are in Crete.

Wonderful place to visit to learn all about Crete history. Lovely helpful staff too. Well worth a visit.