Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

Top choice in Iraklio Province

In a lovely seaside setting at Hersonisos’ eastern edge, this family-operated, open-air folklore museum recreates a traditional Cretan village with commendable authenticity. The various buildings, including windmill, schoolhouse and farmer’s home, were rescued around Crete and moved here. Elsewhere there are weaving workshops, ceramics and plant-dying demonstrations, olive-oil pressing and raki distilling, orchards and herb gardens, and a theatre that hosts music and dance performances. Guided tours and audio guides (€2) are available, as is a cafe.

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