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Lignos Folklore Museum

Kontochori, Fira 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 022792
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Do not miss!!

We had a truly wonderful experience looking around the museum with the very knowledgable and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
A must visit

The Folklore Museum in Fira is a fantastic place to see and discover the heritage of Santorini... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elena R
Hereford, 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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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (2 reviews)
“chapel” (5 reviews)
Kontochori, Fira 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 022792
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I learned so much about Santorini past and present visiting this museum. Far bigger than I realised with many different rooms , workshops and cellars, not to mention a beautiful small church, I would highly recommend a visit early on in your stay as it...More

Thank mepeat
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Important to the heritage of the island and the country, we learned about how historical events lead to the development of cultural dances and songs.

Thank cec2646
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This museum was a little bit of a trek to find but SO worth it! We arrived just after it opened and were treated to a tour by the lovely and very knowledgable guide. The museum is a traditional Santorinian home with out- buildings, chapel...More

Thank laurenp366
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