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Open Air Water-Power Museum

Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07, Greece
+30 2795 031630
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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 the history and daily life of the local society over the ages. The Open Air Water-Power Museum has restored traditional installations and water-powered mechanisms. The workshops are surrounded by thick vegetation and abundant running water, where you can go for a walk. Their permanent equipment has been repaired so that it is now in working order.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“open air” (11 reviews)
“worth a visit” (5 reviews)
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Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07, Greece
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+30 2795 031630
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"showing how"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank tonyrachael
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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

Thank Eftychia F
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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
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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
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A journey back to time, interesting things to learn about leathers,mills and black powder ! Worth to visit it!!

Thank Κωνσταντίνα Ν
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

A very interesting experience in an amazing location, steeped in nature and running waters. A must visit once in Dimitsana or a nearby village.

Thank Kalomira C
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This site just outside Dimitsana was recommended by several guidebooks and the manager of our hotel. Initially skeptical of the description, our travel group enjoyed our visit. Reasonable admission cost and an interesting perspective on life in this mountainous region of Greece.

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great collection of traditional water power equipment. Very interesting videos that you shoud follow. Visit on season with rain so that you may ask from the personnel to put in action the gun powder mill and the manual lavage

Thank Stefanos K
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A really interesting 30-45' walk around different occupations that do not exist any more. Water mills, leather processing, gun powder making and more with videos that explain how they used to work before Industrial Age. General admission is 3€ (free for kids) I personally loved...More

Thank silegav
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Not a great deal to see. Some videos showing how leather is made, also gunpowder, which were interesting. Ok to pass a couple of hours.

Thank Julie F
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