Lychnostatis Open Air Museum in Crete – Interesting folk tradition museum in Crete

Crete, the island of Greece is a popular holiday destination in Greece, as you can find packed attractions to visit and amazing holiday villas in Crete to enjoy a spectacular holiday with friends and family. One interesting destination(museum) to visit when you’re in Crete is Lychnostatis Open Air Museum located Hersonissos, a coastal town in north-east coastline of Crete island. From Heraklion(Crete’s capital) you can reach Lychnostatis Open Air Museum in Hersonissos by travelling 30 kilometres towards north-east coastline of Crete. Based on private collection of ophthalmologist Yiorgos Markakis, the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum was opened during the year 1992 and it is ‘one of the best’ & ‘one of the kind’ museum that portrays the Cretan folk tradition, lifestyle, culture, environment and ethnology. You can spot wine and olive presses, a raki distillery, farmer and merchant houses, a church, a herbarium, weaving and ceramic workshops, a windmill, fruit and cactus gardens, a library, a mineral and stone exhibition, a folk art gallery, a 250 seating capacity theatre and a 150 seating capacity auditorium where cultural events, shows take place in Lychnostatis Open Air Museum of Crete.