We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Open Air Water-Power Museum

Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07, Greece
+30 2795 031630
Book In Advance
from US$425
More Info
Mountain Villages of Peloponnese , Monasteries and Lousios River Private Day...
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The Open Air Water-Power Museum, in Dimitsana (Peloponnese), highlights the importance of water-power in traditional society. Focusing on the main pre-industrial techniques that take advantage of water to produce a variety of goods, it links them to the history and daily life of the local society over the ages. The Open Air Water-Power Museum has restored traditional installations and water-powered mechanisms. The workshops are surrounded by thick vegetation and abundant running water, where you can go for a walk. Their permanent equipment has been repaired so that it is now in working order.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“water power” (26 reviews)
“open air” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07, Greece
+30 2795 031630
Write a Review
Reviews (324)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting, well run, clean site. A small onsite coffee shop is a bonus. Helpful staff, good displays.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed 1-2 hr visit. Plenty to see. Very well organised information and authentic visual experience. Videos expertly produced. Good for everyone Tanning process and history a bonus. Lovely monastery nearby.

Thank MADelargy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most interesting museums I have ever visited and the first open museum I visited (the second one was in Hungary). It's really worth a visit as you can see the whole process of leather making and also gun powder making. From inside...More

Thank DVB311
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We visited this site without having planned in advance and we were surprised with how well organised and well presented the place was. Beautiful setting, excellent delivery of the history - can't recommend it enough. From simple but important things like the parking area, toilets...More

Thank Konstantinos C
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I am not a great lover of visiting museums when on holiday but this place is special. It is highly practical, the exhibits all work and everything is beautifully presented. The film's fesvrobong various aspects are very well made, feel completely authentic and well worth...More

Thank hirshcashdan
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This small museum does a very good job of showing how the people of Dimitsana have used water power through history to grind grain, make gunpowder, and tan hides. The exhibit includes re-creations of the machinery along with videos to show how it would have...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A EU-supported project showcases local manufacturing history. The one especially interesting for me was production of the leather. Must see.

Thank Andy K
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A must when visiting the area. Excelent renovation giving you the exact idea of water mills for gun powder production, washing of linens, etc.

Thank SimplePleasuresGR
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This museum provides great insight into the varied ways water power has been successfully used throughout history in this area.

Thank Kathi B
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the water power museum as we were passing by during a hiking trip in Dimitsana. It was an unexpectedly pleasant experience - I learned a lot about the centuries-old engineering techniques used for running mills, distilling raki, processing leather and washing clothes. The...More

Thank andreasconstantinou
Nearby Restaurants
114 reviews
1.33 km away
To Pano Kato
78 reviews
1.55 km away
To Kapilio ton Athanaton
105 reviews
1.50 km away
Kato apo to Roloi Under the Clock Art Cafe & Wine Bar
59 reviews
1.49 km away
Nearby Attractions
Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou
49 reviews
3.89 km away
Trekking Hellas - Arkadia Day Tours
19 reviews
7.08 km away
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
132 reviews
21.45 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Open Air Water-Power Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines