Location: Town Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)
The Folklore Museum of Mykonos is ideally located in the Kastro neighborhood of the town, close 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 was formally opened to the public in 1958.
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Items on display at the museum are vintage furniture, ancient tools, ceramic works, historical photographs, and 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 glimpse 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 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 at the following numbers: 0030 694 764 1474, 0030 22890 22400, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Folklore Museum and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transport: Note that there are two central bus stations in Mykonos Town: Fabrika and Old Port. There are bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island. Itineraries might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.