Guide to museums in Mykonos island, Greece
Mykonos is a beautiful place of major historical interest that is well-preserved to this day. A visit at the museums of the island is highly recommended starting from the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Here visitors will enjoy a vast collection of exhibits from the Hellenistic period and prehistoric times including vessels, statues and columns. Equally important is the museum in the sacred place of Delos. Imposing buildings, sanctuaries and exquisite collections of sculptures and other findings can be viewed.
In Chora, the capital of Mykonos is home to many museums which highlight the island's rich legacy, in the history and the tradition. The agricultural museum of Mykonos can give you a small tour on the agricultural way of life of the Mykonians, daily items and methods used at that time. The Folklore Museum of Mykonos offers an interesting journey in the traditional Mykonian life on the last century. The exhibition hosts typical Mykonian furniture, icons, photos, post byzantine scupltures and historical documents.
A special section of the museum is the famous Lenas House, a traditional 19th century middle-class Mykonian house. Also worth seeing is the Maritime Museum of Mykonos,where is unfolded the nautocal history of Mykonos through instruments, tools and various other exhibits. After completing your tour in the museums of Mykonos, you can pay a visit at the Municipal Library housed in the magnificent old mansion. The library is composed of a great number of books that locals donated including history, poetry, political and literature as well as rare manuscripts.
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