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Open Air Water-Power Museum

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Address: Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07, Greece
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+30 2795 031630
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The Open Air Water-Power Museum in Dimitsana (Peloponnese) is a thematic...

The Open Air Water-Power Museum in Dimitsana (Peloponnese) is a thematic museum centered on the importance of hydraulic power in traditional societies, which presents the basic pre-industrial techniques using water as their main source of energy to produce various goods.It is the first open-air museum of pre-industrial technology in Greece and it has been awarded a Europa Nostra prize. It consists of the diligently restored premises of a number of water-powered small industries in the Dimitsana area, comprising watermill, cloth fulling-tub,tannery and gunpowder mill. The Open Air Water-Power Museum belongs to the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation Museums Network.

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A journey to time

Very nice experience, well equipped and organised museum , recites the way products were manufactured in old times, staff very helpful and definitely worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice experience, well equipped and organised museum , recites the way products were manufactured in old times, staff very helpful and definitely worth a visit.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested on discovering how norms of physics apply to everyday life, then you should definitely visit this place. An open museum, close to the beautiful mountainous village of Dimitsana, Arkadia, Peloponnese, which presents how people in the past exploited water power to function simple but useful mechanisms. If you wish to make a historical journey to traditional... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice museum, with 3 euro cost, you can walk towards the river. Great if you want an activity in nature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice experience. We paid 3 euros each to enter. We saw watermills and some beautiful places.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit Dimitsana it is one of the places it is worth visiting. You can also walk towards it (less than 2km).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

nice little museum about how water power was used in the pre industrial times (that is to say: in Greece until the early sixties). very good info on how the water power + mills were. We didn't expect a lot, went there because there was nothing else to do in Dimitsana this time of the year (beginning Feb), and were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

If you are in Dimitsana, its worth to visit. I Had the pleasure of visiting the place when i was in that town. Small Old well maintained museum. Learned new things and left satisfied.

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Thank Naim K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Must visit. Very beatiful environment. Nice view. Well organized having informative comments and videos. Small cafe inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to see how they used to do different jobs in the old days using water as a job enablement!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The open air water museum is a nice plaçe to visit and how life was a few decades ago. An open museum worth visiting.

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