Fodor's Expert Review Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

Mykonos Town Museum/Gallery

Before setting out on the mandatory boat excursion to the isle of Delos, check out the Archaeological Museum, which 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.

Museum/Gallery Silversea Cruise

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos  84600, Greece

22890-22325

www.culture.gr

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Rate Includes: €4, Closed Mon

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