Naxos museums

Naxos museums
Guide to 7 museums in Naxos island, Greece

Naxos has a long drawn history from the Mycenaean period to the Venetian times and excavations on the island have brought to light important finds dating from antiquity to the Byzantine years. The collection is spread to many museums in Chora and other regions of Naxos. The existence of these museums bears witness to the strong culture of the island, through the ages.

One of the most interesting museums in Naxos is the Archeaological Museum housed in an elegant Venetian mansion. Inside visitors can view a fascinating collection of traditional items, tools and various findings from the ancient years. Similar themes are also explored in the museum of Apiranthos. In close distance there is the impressive Geological Museum offering a great collection of rare stones and other specimens.

Moving back to the beautiful Chora, there lies the Museum of Naxos ancient town. The exhibits list includes of many findings from the Mycenean and Geometric era. Interestingly enough, the museum is close to the excavated sites which is open to visitors.

In the Venetian town of Naxos, you have the chance to visit an interesting museum which takes you to a unique journey back to the Venetian style. It stands for eight centuries as the symbol of Naxos old town and during summer it is used for cultural events. the village of Halki is the birthplace of kitron liqueur, the local drink of Naxos. There you can pay a visit at the original Vallindras distillery, where kitron liqueur is still produced.

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Location: Town
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The Archaeological Museum is situated in the quarter of Kastro, Naxos Town. It is housed in a superb 17th century Venetian mansion, which used to be the Jesuit School of Commerce before. This really interesting museum exposes a collection of objects and art works dating from the late Neolithic period until the early Christian times.

Location: Town
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The Venetian Museum is located in the Town of Naxos in an 800 year old house that belongs to the Della Rocca family. In summer, it organizes many cultural events.

Location: Halki
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Vallindras is a distillery in the mountainous village of Halki, the old capital of Naxos island. The distillery was established in 1896 and it is still run by the same family. Today, it also works as a museum with interesting tools and equipment.

Location: Apiranthos
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Located in the picturesque village of Apiranthos, this Archaeological Museum houses a collection of findings brought to light by various archaeological excavations which are coming from different areas of Naxos island.

Location: Apiranthos

The Geological Museum is located in the village of Apiranthos Naxos and it houses a rich collection of more than 2000 rare exhibits. The Geological Museum of Naxos is considered as one of the most interesting museums of this kind in Greece.

Location: Apiranthos
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The Folk Art Museum in Apiranthos shows a representation of the interior of a traditional house, exactly as it was in the 18th century.

Location: Town
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The Museum of Ancient Naxos is also known as the Mitropolis (Cathedral) Museum. It is found in Chora, next to the church of Zoodochos Pigi. It contains exhitins from settlements on the island in the Mycenaean and Geometric Era. The actual site is also open to visit.

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