Sikinos museums

Sikinos museums
Guide to 2 museums in Sikinos, Greece

There are two main museums in the small island of Sikinos: the Byzantine Collection and the Folklore Museum. Located in the central square of Chora, the capital of Sikinos, the Byzantine Museum features exhibits of the island's most important icons. These icons mainly consist of post-Byzantine icons of the Cretan school, as well as pictures from the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine season of Sikinos. These icons are only put on display during the summer months and are moved to church of Panagia Pantanassa during the winter.

Located in Chorio, the Folklore Museum of the island of Sikinos features exhibits, artifacts and material that shed light on the island's past. Located in an olive oil press, the Museum is in fact the family home of an American expatriate who served the US Navy for a major part of his life. The Greek born man has extensive knowledge regarding the process of making olive oil and even the history of the island as well.

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Folklore Museum
Location: Chora

Located in Chorio, the Folklore Museum of the island of Sikinos features exhibits, artifacts and material that shed light on the island's past. Located in an olive oil press the Museum is in fact the family home of an American expatriate who served the US Navy for a major part of his life. The Greek born man has extensive knowledge regarding the process of making olive oil and even the history of the island as well.


Byzantine Collection
Location: Chora

Located in the central square of Chora, the Byzantine Collection features exhibits of the island's most important icons. These icons mainly consist of post-Byzantine icons of the Cretan school, as well as pictures from the Byzantine and Post Byzantine season of Sikinos. These icons are only put on display during the summer months and are moved to church of Panagia Pantanassa during the winter.


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