The Folklore Museum of Mykonos, Cyclades: The Folklore Museum is ideally located in Kastro neighborhood of the town, in close proximity to Paraportiani. The museum is a storehouse of antiquities belonging to the 19th century. The Folklore Museum is the brainchild of Professor Vasilios Kyriazopoulos and the museum was formally opened to the public way back in the year 1958.
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Items on display at the museum are vintage furniture, ancient tools, and ceramic works, historical photographs as well as traditional musical instruments. Inside the museum, visitors can marvel at rare textile collections, exclusive embroidered works, utensils and ceramic works, vintage furniture and maritime pieces of equipment.
The museum is also conspicuous by its fine collection of paintings. Visitors are reminded of the War for Independence of 1821 courtesy of the canons, which are still impeccably preserved, thanks to the high quality of preservation work carried out by the museum. The museum's attractions are many. For instance, there is a 19th-century bedroom as well as a kitchen.
If you want to have a glimpse of a quintessential 19th century middle class seating room, you don't have to look far. It is all here at the Folklore Museum. The exquisitely done up etchings of traditional Mykonos shipping vessels will take your breath away. Even the old ancient pieces of oil lamps will vie for your attention along with a fine collection of keys and locks. The handcrafted embroidered works stand out by their sheer brilliance.
How to get there
The Folklore Museum is located in Town, just an 8-minute walk away from Fabrika central bus station and 5 minutes from a parking lot.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 559 7854, 0030 22890 22400 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car with as little as 10 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Folklore Museum and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: Note that there are two central bus stations in Mykonos town: Fabrika and Old Port. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.