Mykonos is popular for its vivid nightlife, the international jet set visiting the island and its beautiful beaches. Still, like all other places in Greece, this glamorous island has a rich history that is ideally depicted through the sights and museums in Mykonos you can all visit.
The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is close to the harbour and was built in approximately 1900. There you can find exhibits from a large collection of vessels and Cycladic ceramics dating back to the Geometrical era. A special reference has to be made to the “Pithos of Mykonos”, a 7th century vessel with decorations representing scenes from the Trojan wars.
Visiting the Mykonos Folklore Museum you get the chance to find commemorative plates, Byzantine icons decorative prints and gravures. There’s also an important collection of archives, manuscripts, imprint material, photographs and maps.
The Maritime Museum of Mykonos includes models of rowing from the prehistory to the present days. It also has a rich collection of maps and other engravings, ancient coins and stations.
Amphorae and navigation instruments are also displayed, while in the elegant garden visitors have the opportunity to see a collection of reproductions of ancient tomb sculptures as well as the tower with the mechanism of the lighthouse Armenistis.
If you wish to live the rich culture and history of Mykonos, Semeli Hotel in Mykonos Town and Mykonos View Hotel are ideal options for your stay as they can offer you exceptional accommodation and a charming sea view.