Kimolos played an important role throughout the prehistoric period and even to this day remains from that time can still be found. Many of these findings and remains are now kept in the Archaeological Museum of Kimolos, in Chorio village, right opposite the Metropolis church of Panagia Odigitria. The museum is housed in a traditional two-storey building, one of the oldest in the village filled with ancient remains like vessels and statuettes from the ancient site of Ellinika.
In a beautiful mansion inside the medieval castle is housed the Folklore-Maritime Museum of Kimolos. Its collections range from rural items to pottery and relics as an aim to preserve the old tradition itself through an interesting journey in the old-fashioned life of the island. Both museums are worth a visit.
Folk and Maritime Museum
The Folklore and Maritime Museum of Kimolos is housed in a restored mansion inside the walls of the Venetian Castle. This museum exhibits the personal collection of local doctor Manolis Christoulakis and donations of other residents. It aims to preserve the traditions and folk identity of the island. You will see daily objects from the 18th and the 19th centuries, textiles made of local women some decades ago, agricultural tools, cooking items and many nautical items.
The Archaeological Museum of Kimolos is found in Chorio village and exhibits ancient remains that were found in the beach of Ellinika, which is the most known archaeological site on Kimolos. In this museum, you will find pots, relics, funerary gifts and other objects that date from the 8th and the 7th century B.C.