Lignos Folklore Museum
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Lignos Folklore Museum

Lignos Folklore Museum
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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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kate l
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
What a place i feel so beautiful here the unique colours of the flowers the old houses from locals and the cave underground were simply amazing!!!
Very good tip please check the traditional room with weaving mill!!!
Written May 17, 2023
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Klaudia
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The museum was closed! Google says it’s open but don’t believe that! There is no notice left anywhere and that’s quite disappointing. I wasted my time to go there.
Written September 28, 2020
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MartinP
Exeter, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This is a real hidden gem. Led by Jenny, we enjoyed a personal insight into the home and way of life of a family on the island in years gone by.
I wont list the exhibits or spoil any surprises suffice it say that the modest (€5 each) entrance fee was money well spent for our 45 minute visit.
Written September 13, 2019
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amberr_emily15
Stone, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Myself and my partner visited the museum today and were greeted by a very welcoming Jenny. Jenny took us round the museum, explaining everything that we saw and answering any questions that we had. The most interesting part is that it is very deceiving and you wouldn’t imagine that there is a mine underneath! It’s amazing to see all of the original pieces and how much effort it took for the creation of things such as; papers, clothes and wine. I couldn’t recommend this place enough, it was lovely to be out of the hustle and bustle of Santorini and to take a trip down memory lane! Amber & Rose
Written September 7, 2019
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Tim
Arundel, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Well worth a visit - very interesting seeing the old style typical house & craftsman’s tools. The small mine was unexpected but very interesting too - don’t miss this place when you visit Fira !
Written August 25, 2019
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Bryn
Denver, CO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
One of my favorite museum experiences. We toured an old cave house and saw how a family from the late 1800s lived their daily lives. It was great to learn about the general history of Santorini and how a family lived on the island. Everything is well-preserved and it’s a a generally beautiful museum.

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.

You see all sorts of workshops, like a cobbler, blacksmith, even a winery and distillery. Then you go underneath to the family mine where you can see lava rock! Last is the beautiful private chapel.

I highly recommend!
Written August 14, 2019
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dundada
United Kingdom188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I liked visiting this small museum in Fira that used to be the ancestral family home of one Mr Lignos who moved out to Athens.

All of the buildings on the property of the museum gave an interesting little snapshot of life in Santorini during the late 19th century and early 20th century. I liked walking around and seeing everything but my friend was underwhelmed LOL

The museum's manager who was also the guide was very informative and polite and I listened closely to what she had to say about each room in each building. It only costs €5.00 Euros in cash to see the entire museum with the guide so it's pretty reasonable price wise to go and visit and the museum's manager does have change on hand for the cash. There are also public restrooms available for visitors.

Even though my friend and I visited this museum during the height of summer when all of the main streets in Fira were bustling and looked so packed with people and things when we entered the museum during the early afternoon the only other visitor in the museum was just about to leave so it was just the museum's manager, my friend and I in the museum at the time.

I thought it was pretty charming and I loved the pretty courtyard outside and took pictures of the flowering trees and the Lignos family's private chapel which was very well preserved and interesting.

To me it was time well spent. Go and see it if you like history including history that's not so ancient.
Written August 6, 2019
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Amelia M
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We loved this beautiful and fascinating museum and highly recommend visiting here! We had an excellent, welcoming guide who really enhanced our experience. It was wonderful to get a glimpse into Santorini's incredible history and get a chance to see and hear how people lived in the past. The grounds are gorgeous and so is the private chapel... this museum is a special find!
Written July 1, 2019
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Andrew C
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
For the €5 entrance fee one gets a tour of an original ‘cave house ‘, the historic home of the Lignos family, and the more conventional later additions including the winery, distillery, workshop, chapel and mine.
The guided tour touches on much of the history of the island. Well worth a visit.
Written June 20, 2019
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s1wood4
Gatineau, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We loved this place. It is a private museum so has quite a history we adored having the guide to explain everything and answer questions. There were several cool facts that surprised us too. I highly recommend.
Written June 6, 2019
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