The Cyclades Sights

Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

Published 03/08/2017

Fodor's 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 sacking of the city. Open all year.

Sight Information

Address:

Ayios Stefanos, Mykonos, 84600, Greece

Phone:

22890-22325

Website: www.culture.gr

Sight Details:

  • €4

Published 03/08/2017

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