Mykonos Maritime Museum

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Location: Town

The Aegean Maritime Museum of Mykonos, Cyclades: The Aegean Maritime Museum of Mykonos opened its doors in 1985 and it is housed in a traditional Cycladic building of the 19th century in Mykonos Town, in the neighborhood of Tria Pigadia (Three Wells). The aim of the museum is to present and study the history of the Greek nautical tradition.

The exhibits of the museum include ship models from the early Minoan period until the beginning of the 20th century, historic shipping documents, rare engravings, and maps as well as ancient items and tools. The library of the museum consists of 5,000 rare books and an interesting archive of manuscripts and photos. The garden exhibits marble findings from Delos and Mykonos island, a reference to shipwrecks and sailors who were lost at sea.

The Aegean Maritime Museum of Mykonos was the first Greek museum to restore living historical exhibits, such as the Armenistis Lighthouse in Mykonos (constructed in 1890), the sailing ship Evangelistria (built in 1940) and the cable-lying ship Thalis o Milesios (built in 1909).

Today, the Aegean Maritime Museum joins international conferences, exhibitions and participates in the Greek Maritime Week.

How to get there

The Maritime Museum is located in Town, just a 4-minute walk away from Fabrika central bus station and 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 Maritime 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.



1 Reviews
  • tetaret 28 Dec 2010
    Good depiction of nautical tradition
    A small but interesting museum in the heart of Chora. You can't miss it, you will certainly meet it as you walk around the village. To visit, in the morning because if I am right, it closes early in the afternoon. Too sad, because there are a lot of tourists who go to the beaches in the morning and go for sightseeing in the afternoon, when the sun is not that hot. It is housed in the ground floor of a lovely building and inside you can see copies of ships, old maps, nautical tools from previous centuries, manuscripts of logbooks and interesting photos, among others. I think it represents well the nautical tradition of Mykonos and the other Cycladic islands. Only problem the labels that should be better informative in my opinion.