Maritime Museum in Mykonos

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, 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.

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Guest 2010-12
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.

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