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Lignos Folklore Museum

Kontochori, Fira 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 022792
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Great place to visit!!!

This place was very close to our place that we stayed Evgenia Villas & Suites so our last day in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Catherine P
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England, United Kingdom
A trip back in time.

This is the best museum in Santorini. Loved the guided tour and seeing the church and the house. It... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
FionaReid36
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“cave house” (3 reviews)
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“walk up” (2 reviews)
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Kontochori, Fira 847 00, Greece
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+30 2286 022792
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was very close to our place that we stayed Evgenia Villas & Suites so our last day in Santorini we decide to visit and we explore this beautiful treasure!!!

Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is the best museum in Santorini. Loved the guided tour and seeing the church and the house. It was beautiful. Enjoyed my visit.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

My mom and I came here and got an amazing tour (with a tour guide). Don't be put off when you walk up, it looks like a house...that's because it was! It was so interesting and informative not only about the home but the history...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We had a truly wonderful experience looking around the museum with the very knowledgable and welcoming Jenny. It really felt like we had stepped back in time as we explored the traditional rooms and workshops in a cave house. I really couldn't recommend this museum...More

Thank Fia13x
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The Folklore Museum in Fira is a fantastic place to see and discover the heritage of Santorini. Authentically furnished rooms, work places and caves display the living and working environments of the people from the late 19th century onwards. There was only two of us...More

Thank Elena R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Jenny at the Folklore Museum gave us one of the best tours of a museum we have ever had. If you want to find out how people lived and worked on Santorini in the 1860s this every informative museum does that. It was fascinating to...More

Thank culturevulture2017
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Tucked away in the quiet part of Fira, the folklore museum doesn't really benefit from any passing trade - indeed we were the only ones there! And that's a shame because at 3 euros each, this must be one of the best value for money...More

1  Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Our Folklore Museum tour was excellent. It was worth the 3.5 euros. The guide was very informative and you get a really good understanding of early life on the island.You can see the museum sign from the street. Just go down the hill on the...More

1  Thank Theodore K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very well guided tour around the museum gave us many insights in how people have lived on the island. Especcially the old house and the caves were very interesting. It was far bigger and far more fascinating then we first thought. Even with the...More

1  Thank gera80
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This little museum built around an old family winery gives the visitor a great sense of the challenges and approaches to these challenges of the local population in years gone by. Beautifully laid out across three levels , including a small family chapel, and superbly...More

Thank velikimajmun
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