The Agricultural Museum of Mykonos, Cyclades: The Agricultural Museum of Mykonos is located in Chora. It is an open-air site, although part of the display is housed in the Boni windmill, dating from the 16th century and belonging to the Folklore Museum of the island. This windmill is placed on a hill in the area of Ano Myloi, meaning "Upper Windmills", overlooking the bay of the capital town, to the east of the island.
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The Agricultural Museum is actually a division of the Folklore Museum and it exhibits a vast collection of agricultural tools that were traditionally used in the centuries before industrialization, as well as certain items related to the production of farm products.
Some of the main exhibits are a traditional threshing machine and a village-style oven, as well as a wine press, a water wheel, a stone water tank, and a dovecote.
There is a festivity held in this museum every year on the second Sunday of September, the feast of the grape harvest.
The Agricultural Museum of Mykonos is very popular among visitors, not only because of its exhibits but also because it gives the chance to get to know the inside of an authentic windmill, which by the way, is still functioning. The windmill also includes the miller's house and two little twin churches.
It also offers very nice views of the town below.
Another positive point about this interesting site is that has no admission charge.
How to get there
The Agricultural Museum is located in Mykonos Town, just a 10-minute walk away from Fabrika central bus station and 2 minutes from a parking lot.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Mykonos 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 in Mykonos 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 Agricultural Museum and many other places of interest in Mykonos 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.