The rich collection of jars exposed in the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos reflects the brilliance of Cycladic pottery, while precious finds, such as Hellenistic sculptures and reliefs, impress.
The building of the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos was built in 1900-02 in Kamnaki, in a dominant position above the harbor, initially to house the rich findings of the 'Pit of Purification' of the 5th century B.C. discovered in Rinia in 1898 and other burials of the island. The rich collection of jars is particularly representative of the Cycladic ceramics from the geometric period until the 6th century B.C.
Also, wonderful black and red pottery and other finds are exhibited, Hellenistic funerary reliefs and other sculptures. Among the finds from Mykonos, especially impressive is the large "Pithos of Mykonos" (pithamphorae from workshop on Tinos, 7th century B.C.), with rich reliefs of the Trojan War, divided into zones (the Achaean warriors with the Trojan Horse are presented in central composition).
Info: Open Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. except for Monday and official holidays. (Tel: +30 2289022325)