Lignos Folklore Museum

A cave house built in 1861 in the area Kontochori of Fira

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Folk art of Emm. Lignos

The museum is just 1 km away from Fira, in Kontohori. It was founded by Emmanuel Ant. Lignos, lawyer, journalist and editor of the “Theraic News” paper. The building dates from 1861 and the rooms are infused with the atmosphere of the traditional houses of Santorini. The attention to detail is evident in the museum.

You will see the the rock-hewn underground house, the kánava (οld winery), and the cave of the old pumice mine. Also, the traditional kafeneio (coffee house), the workshops of the carpenter, the barrel-maker, the shoemaker and others (with their original equipment).

You can rest at the beautiful yards which are full of flowers or visit the chapel of Aghios Konstantinos, as well as the gallery displaying the artwork of known painters inspired by Santorini.


    • Kontochori 84700 Fira
    • Opening hours:
      15Apr – 30Jun Mon-Sun, 10:00-14:00
      01Jul – 31Aug Mon-Sun, 10:00-14:00, 18:00-20:00
      01Sep – 15Oct Mon-Sun, 10:00-14:00
    • Tel: +30 22860 22792