Dimitsana

No One Man Should Have All That (Water) Power

Honestly, I could probably do a #MuseumMonday post for every day of the week with all the cool stuff there is around Athens and the Peloponnese, but the Water Power Museum is definitely one of my favorites. It’s in a picturesque Arcadian village called Dimitsana (seen here), and it’s dedicated to water, or rather, all the ways our ancient ancestors made use of it in the days before electricity! The museum is housed on a beautiful property just outside the village, and among other things you can find functioning watermills for flour and gunpowder, a leather tanner, and a live still for making tsipouro, a grappa-like liquor made from grape skins. Ask us about a trip to the Peloponnese so you can stop by! (photo/G Da)

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