We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Open Air Water-Power Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (255)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
The Open Air Water-Power Museum, in Dimitsana (Peloponnese), highlights the importance of water-power in traditional society. Focusing on the main pre-industrial techniques that take advantage of water to produce a variety of goods, it links them to...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07, Greece
+30 2795 031630
Reviews (425)
Filter reviews
124 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsgun powderworth a visitinteresting place to visitflour millon sitecar parkblack powdermodern timesshowing howwashing clothesinteresting insightenglish subtitlesindustrial agewhole processcoffee shopgunpowdermills
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 124 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I had a spare couple of hours so visited this museum that turned out quite interesting. I also got a cheap and good coffee there. The old mills are interesting and the water cascading down the hill very scenic. I was the only one there...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The best Arcadia has to offer! If you stay in Dimitsana it is a must and very easy reachable from the village!

Thank kaloussa
Reviewed 25 July 2018

An interesting presentation of pre-industrial era techniques using waterpower - flour mill, tannery, gunpowder mill. The museum is built on original buildings which were used for the purpose .

Thank Yannis Z
Reviewed 8 July 2018

A real nice example of restoration of a museum , whereas the water power is used for civil activities some 200 years ago . Most interesting parts the processing of grain , the processing of leather products and also production of gun powder . Ticket...More

Thank Dimitris A
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this place. It’s modern and easy to get to. It offers an interesting insight into how water was used for everything from gun powder, corn flour and the local brew Tsiporou. The staff are friendly and willing to exhibit how each section works...More

Thank Nick Z
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

It was fascinating to watch how the rushing water powered the miller’s wheel which ground up the grain. The stories of traditional tanning in Greek village life, and the production of gunpowder were exceptionally well-told through authentic exhibits and remarkable videos. The musem’s setting within...More

1  Thank JoannaSamuel
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We had been told about this wonderful place and as I have an interest in this type of working museum, I was keen to go. We were very impressed with the way the displays showed that even in modern times they still had a place...More

1  Thank tonyrachael
Reviewed 24 April 2018

They only care about the groups and not the independant clients. It was terrible. As a museologist I do understand that a place might have huge groups that they can´t handle. But their luck of dealing with big groups made the visit extremely unpleasant for...More

2  Thank Eftychia F
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here while hiking the Menalon trail. The museum is well arranged, and very interesting. It is especially nice to visit with kids who can learn about village life in the old times. We recommend this spot as a quick stop while in Arkadia.

Thank Vered K
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Worth the visit!!! It’s journey in time. Everything works as it did in the past and the personnel explain any questions you have. There is also a shop where one can buy museum copies.

Thank Stelios J
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Hotel Dimitsana
29 reviews
1.06 km away
Kentrikon Hotel
46 reviews
11.09 km away
Petrinos Pyrgos
14 reviews
14.34 km away
Vitina House Forest Resort
137 reviews
14.58 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 18 restaurants in Dimitsana
192 reviews
1.34 km away
To Pano Kato
142 reviews
1.56 km away
To Kapilio ton Athanaton
154 reviews
1.50 km away
Kato apo to Roloi Under the Clock Art Cafe & Wine Bar
76 reviews
1.49 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 attractions in Dimitsana
Trekking Hellas - Arkadia Day Tours
39 reviews
7.08 km away
Finikounda Beach
131 reviews
10.53 km away
Temple of Apollo Epikourios
170 reviews
21.45 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Open Air Water-Power Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines