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Open Air Water-Power Museum

Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07, Greece
+30 2795 031630
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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the visit!!! It’s journey in time. Everything works as it did in the past and the personnel explain any questions you have. There is also a shop where one can buy museum copies.

Thank Stelios J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A journey back to time, interesting things to learn about leathers,mills and black powder ! Worth to visit it!!

Thank Κωνσταντίνα Ν
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

A very interesting experience in an amazing location, steeped in nature and running waters. A must visit once in Dimitsana or a nearby village.

Thank Kalomira C
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This site just outside Dimitsana was recommended by several guidebooks and the manager of our hotel. Initially skeptical of the description, our travel group enjoyed our visit. Reasonable admission cost and an interesting perspective on life in this mountainous region of Greece.

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great collection of traditional water power equipment. Very interesting videos that you shoud follow. Visit on season with rain so that you may ask from the personnel to put in action the gun powder mill and the manual lavage

Thank Stefanos K
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A really interesting 30-45' walk around different occupations that do not exist any more. Water mills, leather processing, gun powder making and more with videos that explain how they used to work before Industrial Age. General admission is 3€ (free for kids) I personally loved...More

Thank silegav
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Not a great deal to see. Some videos showing how leather is made, also gunpowder, which were interesting. Ok to pass a couple of hours.

Thank Julie F
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This museum was recommended by several sources (including our host at Amanites Guesthouse) but we were tempted to skip it thinking that it might not be very interesting. That is certainly not the case. It’s a well-designed open air museum with an interesting collection of...More

Thank skipvia
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

A surprisingly interesting look at a restored miniature industrial site. The buildings were used for the production of leather, milling and producing gunpowder. The information boards are backed-up with some engaging and informative videos. The small gift shop has some really good work by local...More

Thank StuartVine
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is worth a visit if you are in the area. Very well presented exhibits of lost crafts of gunpowder making and tanning of hides. The audio visuals explain the entire processes and the machinery lets you see how water was harnessed to drive these...More

Thank John S
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