Museums in Kythira

While you are in Kythira, it is essential to visit the few museums dedicated to the historic past of this island. The most important museum of Kythira is the Archeological Museum where you can view a unique collection of findings from the Minoan and Paleolithic period. It includes pottery, ceramics, archaic items, and sculptures from the Classical period.

Equally interesting is the Byzantine Museum of Kythira which is housed in the church of Analipsi, in the village of Livadi. The museum offers a rare collection of Byzantine icons and paintings as well as fragments of an important early floor mosaic and ruins from the church of Agios Ioannis Potamos.

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Kythira is located in Chora. It houses an important collection of Minoan vases, Mycenaean pottery, various remains from the Archaic and Classical periods and marble statues found on the island.

Byzantine Collection

In Livadi, there is the Byzantine Museum housed in the post-Byzantine church of the Analipsi. This museum offers a fine and rare collection of fragile paintings and frescoes from other churches, rescued by the Greek Department of Archaeology. There are also parts of an important early Christian mosaic, collected from the ruins of the church of Agios Ioannis Potamos.

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