The Archeological Museum of Mykonos is one of the oldest in Greece and is located on the north entrance of Mykonos Town, above to the old port.
Famous for its rich collection of vases, sculptures, ceramics and also jewels some of which date back to the 17th century, it’s certainly worth visiting it!
The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, was built in 1900, mainly to house findings from the excavation of the “Pit of Purification” (dating from the 5th century B.C.) and the necropolis of Rhenia.
The museum includes six rooms with a large collection of vessels especially represented of Cycladic ceramics dating from the Geometric period until the 6th century B.C..
Also on exhibit are wonderful black figure and red figure pottery and diverse findings, including Hellenistic period gravestones and other sculpture.
Among the findings from Mykonos, especially impressive is the “Pithos of Mykonos”. A large jar, made in a workshop on Tinos the 7th century B.C.. Richly decorated with bas – relief zones of bas-relief depicting various scenes from the Trojan War (the central composition shows Achaian warriors with the Trojan Horse).
The museum is open to visitors every day (except Tuesdays which is closed) from 9:00am to 15:00pm and on Sundays from 10:00am to 15:00pm.