Milos Archaeological Museum

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Location: Plaka
Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)

In Plaka, the island's capital, lies the Archaeological Museum of Milos. It is housed in a Neoclassical building of the 1870s and it was designed by E. Ziller.
After several renovations, it opened as a museum in 1985. At the entrance of this building, guests can admire a replica of the famous Venus de Milo.
The Venus de Milo statue was originally found on the island by a local in 1870 and is currently exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Inside the museum, visitors can see prehistoric finds from Phylakopi, sculptures, reliefs, obsidian tools and pieces, and inscriptions. You can also find works done by local potters and painters. It has figurines, statues, anaglyphs, and coins as well.
The museum also houses a collection of obsidian.

Consider combining the Archaeological Museum with a visit to the Folklore Museum of Milos as it is located nearby.

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1 Reviews
  • ablutsauger 05 Nov 2015
    Small and informative
    To be short - the museum is very very small, with very few exhibits, and you won't need more than 15 mins to pass through it. However, there is a lot of historical information in English, so you can enjoy in educating yourself, because we usually skip reading longer stories in bigger museums.