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Documentary Film "The Light inside"

Feb 13, 2016

Yiorgis Markakis, an 86 years old ophthalmologist and founder of the Cretan open-air Museum “Lychnostatis” in Hersonissos, Crete, reveals the treasures of his memory, “everything that he harvested with his eyes and has kept within him”.


INTERNATIONAL ICR CONFERENCE // Taipei, Taiwan, 20-25 October 2014

Nov 19, 2014
The International Committee for Regional Museums (ICR) 2014 conference in Taipei, Taiwan is an assembly for discussions on how museums create bonds between visitors, generations and world-wide cultures through use of their collections.

Cretan fruits’ feast

Sep 14, 2014

The Cretan open – air Museum “LYCHNOSTATIS” in collaboration with the Women Association of Hersonisos “Vritomartis” participates in the events of the Region of Crete and the Hersonisos’ Municipality for the World Tourism Day with the “Festival of traditional fruits” on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12.00.



Sep 2, 2014


The Publications’ Department of the Museum "Lychnostatis" in collaboration with the Municipality of Hersonissos published the book of George Markakis “RECYCLING GREEN : A MANUAL of PLANT COMPOST & FERTILIZING”.



Photography Exhibition "Images of disappearing Crafts & Occupations "

Jun 11, 2013
Group Photography Exhibition "Images of disappearing Crafts & Occupations " consisting of 100 photos is open to the public in the Museum’s Hall “O. Elytis”. Photographic material derived from the archives of the newspaper "Haniotika Nea", of the photographers Fanis Manousakis, John Papadakis, Stavros Psyllakis and the Cultural Society of Crete, together with photos by 52 photographers from all parts of Greece, present vividly the crafts and occupations of the past. The exhibition has been hosted last year in Chania by the Cultural Society of Crete and aroused great interest from the locals and tourists.

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