Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

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The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is located in the capital of the namesake Greek island, in the Cyclades. Overlooking the Aegean Sea, it is housed in an impressive neoclassical building that was constructed in the early 19th century.

The entrance to the museum features a small terrace, allowing visitors to take in the stunning views of the Hora, the old Mykonos town. It is also the site of winding staircases, leading to the various exhibition spaces within the museum.

The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos provides visitors with insight into the long and fascinating history of the island, its inhabitants, and its local culture. A key exhibit is the prehistoric cemetery at neighboring Delos, the birthplace of the mythical gods Apollo and Artemis. This section of the museum presents replicas of findings from the area, such as monuments, vessels and jewels, as well as an audio-visual display. There are also several complimentary collections of skeletal remains discovered in Mykonos, found in the graves of both locals and seafarers.

The museum also showcases pieces from the Hellenic and Roman periods, including coins, statues, ceramics, and objects related to everyday life. Additionally, it houses some epigraphic collections of inscriptions from Mykonos and Delos.

The top floor of the museum is dedicated to the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine periods. It is here that guests can learn about the traditional local crafts and culture through viewing various artifacts and religious objects. The museum also features an extensive collection of drawings and engravings, which were collected over the years through the support of local artists, conservators, and philanthropists. These pieces represent artwork from the 15th to 19th centuries.

Finally, the museum also serves as a venue for various temporary exhibitions, such as photography, installations, or video art. The entrance to the Archeological Museum of Mykonos is free of charge, and its doors are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8 am to 3 pm.

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