Mykonos Archaeological Museum

hercules statue in archeological museum of MykonosMykonos Archaeological Museum is located near the commercial harbor and it houses ceramics, marble sculptures, ceramics and jewelry, all recovered from Rheneia, De los and Mykonos Islands. The museum is considered unique because of the representative character of the vase collection reflecting the technique of pottery art in Ancient Greece.

Mykonos Archaeological Museum was built in 1902 to house the finds from the “Purification Pit”, discovered in 1898 on the islet of Rheneia. Initially it was a neoclassical building. The present form dates back to 1934, while the eastern room was added in 1972.

The exhibition includes funerary statues, pottery, clay figurines, jewelry and other small objects. One of the most important items of the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is the Large relief pithos, which is decorated with the scenes from the Capture of Troy. It is a burial phitos discovered in the town of Mykonos during the digging of a well. It carries a representation of the Wooden Horse.

Other important items include: The large Archaic Amphora, The Grave Stele of Glycon, The Grave Stele of Tertia Horaria, The Cult statue of Heracles from Rheneia, a clay figurine of a young woman and a funerary statue.

The entrance fee to the museum is € 2 (the reduced entrance is €1) and persons under 18 years of age don’t have to pay the entrance fee. There are some days when the admission is free for all visitors (for example Sundays between 1st of November and 31st of March).

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