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Address: Kontochori, Fira 847 00, Greece
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The folk tradition is kept alive in Santorini Fira Condohori in cave that...

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 nice museum

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... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Dieren, The Netherlands
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Dieren, The Netherlands
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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 two of us we had a complete guided tour around from a very nice lady... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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 narrated by the lady who takes you around.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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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 will make sense of many of the things you will subsequently see.

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New York, NY
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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.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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 and mine all jam- packed with original artefacts, some of which we were encouraged to... More 

Thank laurenp366
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

A very interesting museum but placed off the beaten path.Anyway it's not very far from central bus station in Fira.You can see there how the greeks used to live in the past in Santorini.A very helpful lady guide that gave me a lot of information about the island history and about all the exhibit.Only 3 euros entry fee.

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

This fascinating little museum was across the street from our hotel. We were pleasantly surprised not only by the museum itself but by the informative tour given to us - and the cost was only 3 Euros.

Thank GJune44
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

I'm not sure if we were just lucky because we visited on a rather quiet day, or if the staff are always that wonderful... We had a delightful guided tour through the entire museum. Our questions (and we had many!) were easily answered by our guide. We found we enjoyed (and got more out of!) this museum more than the... More 

Thank Kay M
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

I was staying opposite this Museum at Hotel Anatoli so easy to get to. It was very interesting and had all the history items set up of the early life on the island. The guide who took me around was very helpful and passionate about her work at the Museum, it was a lovely visit, close to town and would... More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

This was an interesting local museum. It should life in the 1890-1950`s before the tourism hit the island. Life was hard and there wasn't much to live on. The underground cave was interesting, as it was easiest to make houses underground instead up building upwards. 3 euros per person.

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