Cyclades Museums

Cyclades museums

Information about the Museums in Cyclades islands, in Greece but also information about museums in many islands of the group: Due to the geographical position and historical background, the islands of Cyclades represent the beginning of the Greek civilization. The earlier signs of human inhabitants in Cyclades are traced in 9000 BC according to the remains of Neolithic settlements that were discovered in Kythnos island.

The history of Cyclades begins from the Neolithic age and early Bronze age. The Cycladic culture developed during the end of 4th millennium BC which characteristics left unique specimens of art like the first marble statues which are to be found at the Archaeological Museum of Athens.

However a vast collection of Cycladic antiquities can be viewed in the Cycladic Art Museum in Antiparos, the Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Santorini island. Of unique interest are the Byzantine and ecclesiastical museums in Paros and in Tinos which display a fine collection of icons and other precious items.

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