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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
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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
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 .
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
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
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
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
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.