Archaeological Museum Mykonos: Was erected in 1902 to preserve the treasure recovered from the 426-BC 'Purification Pit". Multitudes of exquisite treasures can be found and appreciated such as: the scenes from the Capture of Troy dating back to the 7th century BC, the priceless grave monument of Glykonis, and the statue of Heracles from Rheneia. from the 2nd century. This treasure of parian marble was found in 1899 and includes the superb rare clay figurine of a woman wearing traditional clothing.
Option: Maritime Museum: Housed in a traditional Cycladic 1800's building, the aim of the
museum is to present and study the history of the Greek nautical
tradition with exhibits of ship models, rare engravings and maps as well as ancient items and tools.
The library of the museum consists of 5,000 rare books and an
interesting archive of manuscripts and photos. The garden exhibits
marble findings from Delos and Mykonos.
Today, the Aegean Maritime Museum joins international conferences and
exhibitions and participates in the Greek Maritime Week
FYI: You may have the option of visiting the Maritime Museum or the Folklore Museum instead of the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, just tell your guide.The Folkore Museum has no entry fee.
From October to March The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is open from 08.30-15.00, Tuesday to Sunday. Monday the museum is closed.