Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

Highly recommended museum to learn about the Cretan folk tradition!

Heraklion Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

Lychnostatis Open Air Museum is a folk tradition and ethnology museum located in Hersonissos, Heraklion. The museum first opened in 1992 with a private collection of items of Yiorgos Markakis. Besides the folk tradition and ethnology artifacts of the museum covers culture, nature and the environment of Crete.

The area of the museum is quite large with many zones such as a traditional Cretan village house, wine and olive presses, a church, a windmill, a raki distillery,  herb and fruit gardens to name a few. There is also a 250-seat theatre where cultural, as well as tasting events take place.

Opening Times: Sunday to Friday 09:00-14:00 (Last entry 13:30).

Entrance Fee: Full ticket 6 euro, Children 2 euro and Students 3 euro.


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