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Santorini Museums : Lignos Folklore Museum
The Folklore Museum is housed in a cave house built in 1861 in Kontochori - Fira. The museum is an old winery with workshops for carpenters, barrel makers, shoemakers and tinsmiths and an art gallery. There is also a library. Within the grounds one can discover the chapel of Agios Konstantinos with its belfry and festivities room. The garden and courtyard offers seating areas amongst trees and flowers.

The Folklore Museum was founded by Emmanuel A. Lignos, laywer, journalist and Director of the monthly newspaper ¨Theiraic News¨.

The Exhibits
- Traditional winery, wine cellar with treading vats, barrels, wine press, linens and antique utensils
- Cavern showing evidence of the volcanic eruption from the excavation of the layers of soil
- Traditional workshops : Carpenters, Barrel makers, Shoemakers and Tinsmiths
- Art Gallery with works by famous artists inspired by Santorini
- Historical archives : Lithographs, Manuscripts and Books from Santorini
- Pictures of life on the island in past years

Fira - Kontochori Santorini 847 00 Greece
Daily 10.00 -14.00

Lignos Folklore Museum Kontochori


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