Museums in Milos

Milos is inhabited since prehistoric times and flourished through different periods due to its geographical position and rich soil. Apart from the island's impressive beauty, the museums revive its interesting cultural aspects. The history, myths, and tradition compose meet with the unique beauty of Milos and compose an ideal destination for your summer days.

Milos is home to five museums aiming to preserve the traditions and the rich heritage of the island from a social and economic point of view. Visitors can admire a huge collection of findings coming from the land and sea. At the center of Plaka you can see the well-structured Archaeological Museum of Milos housing findings since the Neolithic period and on. The permanent exhibition includes a copy of the striking statue of the Venus of Milos, some well-preserved vessels, figurines, and carvings. It is worth mentioning that the

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Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Milos is housed in a Neoclassical building in Plaka. Established in 1985, this museum hosts findings from excavations around the island, such as small statues, ceramic vases, coins, jewelry, and others. It also hosts a copy of Venus of Milos, the famous statue that is today exhibited in Louvre Museum.
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Mineralogical Museum

This museum was established to help promote the effects of mining in the history of Milos and to display the mineral wealth of the island. It is located at the waterfront in Adamas.
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Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum is located close to the Archaeological Museum of Milos, in Plaka. It is housed in a 19th-century mansion and it hosts items of everyday use, traditional clothing, furniture, tools, and other folk pieces.
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Ecclesiastical Museum

The small Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos is found in the church of the Holy Trinity in Adamas village. It includes rare exhibits from the Venetian times till today.

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