Windmills of Mykonos
Veiw of the windmills in Mykonos Town

The windmills are undeniably one of the most iconic things about Mykonos, but the Mykonos Town has so much more to offer than just its windmills. Museums are a great way to learn about the history of Mykonos, as well as its culture and landscape. There are several museums available in Mykonos Town that you can visit while you’re there.

1). Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

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Large Vase that depicts the fall of Troy

The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is one of the oldest museums in Greece, and it’s located right at the entrance to the old town of Mykonos. It was established in 1905 to house the artifacts from the Putrefaction Pit of 425/426 BC, that were being discovered in 1898 on the islet of Rhenia. The museum exhibits include large vase produced in Tinos, showing scenes from the fall of Troy, 9th to 8th century BC ceramic pottery from Cyclades and 7th to 6th century BC works from various archaeological sites around the Aegean , as well as reproductions of important artifacts that were lost or damaged over time.

2). Aegean Maritime Museum

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A replica of a rowing ship kept in the Aegean Maritime Museum

The Aegean Maritime Museum is another place worth visiting on your trip to Mykonos. Located in the heart of the town next to the famous 3 wells of Mykonos, this museum offers visitors a chance to explore the history of seafaring in Greece. The museum is open from 9am-2pm and 5pm-8pm, and it costs 4 euros to get in. There are exhibits about maritime trade routes, shipbuilding techniques and models of ancient Greek boats. You can enjoy learning about how sailors used to navigate their ships by observing stars and other natural elements around them.

3). The Folklore Museum of Mykonos

A wooden chest found in the Folklore Museum in Mykonos
A 19th Century wedding chest skillfully decorated with porcelain beads("kamparades")

The Folklore Museum is a good place to learn more about Greek culture. It houses an extensive collection of folk art made by local people on the island over time, including hand-carved wooden objects like spoons or plates, woven blankets and rugs, painted ceramics such as vases or plates (both large sizes). You’ll also find a collection of clay figurines depicting popular myths or legends from throughout Greece’s history. This museum has both permanent exhibits as well as temporary ones every year so make sure to check out their website before planning your trip!


hope you’re inspired to visit these three museums in Mykonos. They are all unique and worth exploring, whether you love history or art! There are so many great museums on this island that it can be hard to choose which ones to visit first. If you do decide to go on an adventure through the museums of Mykonos, remember these tips.

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