Museums and Archaeological sites in Mykonos
Remarkable museums can be found in Mykonos, the most important ones being:
- The Archaeological Museum, housed in a neoclassical building (1902) and hosting an exhibition of ceramics originating from the mass grave discovered near Rineia, headstones, small artifacts, statuettes made of clay, jewellery and weapons.
- The Folklore Museum, established in 1962 thanks to the actions taken by the Folkloric Collection of Mykonos and the initiatives and donations made by Prof. V. Kyriazopoulos, is housed in 18th-century building and hosts collections of traditional furniture of Mykonos, Post-Byzantine sculptures and ceramics, bronze and iron keys, popular instruments, etc.
- The Aegean maritime Museum, housed in an old, renovated 19th-century Cycladic manor house, hosts a collection of heirlooms associated with the maritime history of Mykonos, such as historical maritime documents, old maps, engravings, navigational instruments, tools and accessories as well as old anchors.
- The Municipal Art Gallery exhibits paintings of Greek and foreign artists.
- The Municipal Library is housed in the renovated manor house of Mavrogenis family, which was built in 1735 in Aghia Kyriaki Square. its exhibits include about 6,000 volumes, a collection of ancient coins and old stamps exposed permanently in the same room.
Mykonos provides many archaeological sites, the main one being the archaeological site of Ftelia, where a settlement of the neoteric Neolithic Age has been found. At various spots on the island survive towers, both square and circular. Square towers have been found on the west of the island at Vouni of Sklavounos and at the spot of Fanari on the south. At Lino on the southeast of Chora there are remains of a settlement with a tower built on top of the cliffs with diameter of 10-11 m and survives at a height of four levels. Worth visiting is Mavrospilia where many tools and objects of the Neolithic Age were found. Finally, at the position of Aggelika a minoan dome-shaped grave was found end of 15th century B.C.
The sacred island of Apollo which is situated near Mykonos is Delos, which was first inhabited in the third millennium B.C. and at the beginning of the 10 century B.C. was turned into a center for worship. The whole island is an open museum.
For your stay in Mykonos, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In the town of Mykonos (Chora), as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
The best way to explore the island is to have your own transport and worthwhile to visit places that do not reach the local transport and tours.
The bus serves almost all areas of the island with regular routes and during the summer months work until 4:00 am.
The ferry connection is from Piraeus and Rafina.
There is a regular air connection with Athens and many charter flights from abroad during the summer months.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.