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Lignos Folklore Museum

Kontochori, Fira 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 022792
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Must see museum

This museum is a little gem. It tells many stories of working people on Santorinini up to about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
gerryexmouth
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Draws the Santorini experience together, on this volcanic island

The Santorini local magazines all talk about this museum, how you can see the transition from an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pepperjackm
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The folk tradition is kept alive in Santorini Fira Condohori in cave that was built half a century or so ago. Where today houses the Folklore Museum, worth visiting the traveler. The Folk Museum was founded by Emmanuel A. Hardy, lawyer, journalist and director of the newspaper "New Theraic". The house, which is set, left untouched by the earthquakes of 1956, restored in 1973 and since then placed this antique furniture, family heirlooms, the position does belong. In 1993 the Museum was built wing housing the Gallery and laboratories, and the church of St. Constantine, in memory of the owner of the property Constanti Emm Lignou, uncle of the founder.
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Kontochori, Fira 847 00, Greece
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+30 2286 022792
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is a little gem. It tells many stories of working people on Santorinini up to about 100 years ago. The curator gives a personal tour (in English for us) and it was extremely interesting, with lots of artefacts and working/living spaces to discover.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Santorini local magazines all talk about this museum, how you can see the transition from an agrarian society w/o electrical power or clean running water thru their changes. Really good presentation and gathering of all the old village had.

Thank Pepperjackm
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a cave house with a winery, some craft workshops and a chapel. We were the only visitors at that moment and we got a complete tour (in good English) through every space. We learned a lot about the way of life in a cave...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This museum is highly recommended for those travellers that are not only interested in infinity pools and sunset photo-shooting in Santorini. Our tour guide Jenny was kind and very knowledgeable. She gave us a private tour to the museum and she taught us about the...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

If you like learning about local life, customs, and cultures, this is the place for you. We arrived near closing time, and my husband and I could not have had a better tour. We were very fortunate to meet the owner, Mr. Lignos, and he...More

Thank Pi-T526
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We got a private tour for only 5 euros and the tour guide was accommodating (we were pressed for time) and super thorough. This was a great opportunity to see how the people of Santorini lived. There were so many unique items that were preserved.

Thank baileysmith1
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We got a private tour for just $5 euros. If you like history then this is the place to go. You learn all about the islands history and how people used to live here.

Thank Kaitlyn R
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Near a nice church, we climb some steps, and find this traditional folklore Museum, to see the life of past time, many objects, furnitures, old hand made items as baskets, old lamps, wicker chair, ancient life and culture of the island and her folklore; interesting...More

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We decided to visit this fantastic museum and we have the oportunity to meet Mr. Lignos personally wich was explaining to us every single and interesting details. a fantastic experience for my 2 kids and for Us,the most particular thing of the museum is the...More

Thank Michele P
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

There was a lovely woman here who gave guided tours of the museum. I am not usually big on guided tours, and prefer to walk around on my own, but her explanations about the culture and folklore of the island was very intereesting and we...More

Thank M F
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