Mykonos is known for its rich history and culture. If you are interested about understanding the island’s past better, visiting the museums in Mykonos will be a good thing to do. Below are some of the museums in Mykonos with their unique collections:

Archaeological Museum Mykonos

Hafenpromenade, Hora, Mykonos, Greece

One of the most popular cultural attractions in Mykonos, this museum was built in 1902 primarily to preserve the vestiges that were recovered from “Purification Pit”; these vestiges were said to date back from 426-425 BC.

This museum is also notable for its elegant architecture – thanks to its designer, Alexandros Lykakis. The museums also houses vases from the Hellenistic period.

Aegean Maritime Museum of Mykonos

Tria Pigadia, Mykonos, Greece

This museum opened in 1985 mainly to “present and study” the Greek nautical tradition’s history. It is headquartered in a traditional Cycladic building at the island’s capital. Among its exhibits are the ship models that date from the early Minoan period until the start of the 20th century. It also showcases rare engravings, maps, and historic shipping documents. There is also a library in the museum which houses about 5000 rare books.

Lena’s Museum

Tria Pigadia, Mykonos, Greece

A 19th century, middle class, Mykonian house, this museum is named after its last owner, Lena Skrivanou. It stands in Tria Pigadia in Mykonos Town. The house is complete with furnishings along with a spacious drawing room, two courtyards, two bedrooms, and a dovecote. This house will give you a glimpse of the middle-class life in the island a hundred years ago.

Agricultural Museum

Agiou Ioannou, Mykonos, Greece

This museum showcases an open-air setting. It allows visitors to explore the Windmills that are all in perfect working order. Its miller’s house has a vast collection of agricultural tools, which include a wine press and a threshing floor. During mid-September, visitors are allowed to take part in the celebration of its grape harvest.

Folk Art Museum

Kastro, Mykonos, Greece

This charming cultural museum is headquartered within the house of a sea captain in the 18th century. It has large collection of eclectic artifacts, which include old musical instruments, historical furnishings, photographs, and ceramics. It also has an exhibit of etchings, paintings, and vessels from the past. The admission in this museum is free, which makes it even more enjoyable to visit.

These are just a few of the museums in Mykonos. Do drop by on them and get to experience the unique offerings of the island.