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Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum Review

Before setting out on the mandatory boat excursion to the isle of Delos, check out the Archaeological Museum, set at the northern edge of town. It affords insight into the intriguing history of its ancient shrines. The museum houses Delian funerary sculptures, many with scenes of mourning; most were moved to Rhenea when the Athenians cleansed Delos in the 6th century, during the sixth year of the Peloponnesian war, and, under instruction from the Delphic Oracle, the entire island was purged of all dead bodies. The most significant work from Mykonos is a 7th-century BC pithos (storage jar), showing the Greeks in the Trojan horse and the sack of the city.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Ayios Stefanos, between boat dock and town Mykonos Town, Mykonos 84600 | Map It
  • Phone: 22890/22325
  • Cost: €2
  • Hours: April–Oct., Tues.–Sun. 8–3
  • Location: Mykonos
Updated: 12-19-2013

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