Found at the middle of Delos and next to a cosy cafe, the museum’s geometric building stands proudly overlooking the rewins. High ceiling corridors filled with ancient history are worth discovering and even more so with an official guide.
Currently its exhibition occupies nine halls. Six of which contain the statues and reliefs found in Delos, stated to be “one of the best collections in the world”, while two halls exhibit pottery ranging from the prehistoric to the late Hellenistic period, and finally the last containing various everyday life items; revealed in Delos’ private houses. The museum also contains:
- Funerary statues and grave stelae ranging from the 7th to the 1st century B.C.
- Pottery ranging from the 25th to the 1st century B.C.
- Clay figurines dating from the 2nd-1st centuries B.C.
- Jewelry and small objects dating from the 2nd-1st centuries B.C.
- Mosaics of the 2nd-1st centuries B.C.
For the lover of Greek antiquities, this museum is a perfect gem located on the road heading into town from the Old Port. It is surrounded by many restaurants and cafes where you can sit with beautiful views of the sunset and digest your cultural experience.
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30 – 15:00
Founded in 1958, the Folklore Museum is three museums in one: The Bonis Mill (Agricultural Museum), Castle House and Lena’s House, with the main part in Kastro (Castle) next to the church of Panaghia Paraportiani.
The museum organises educational seminars and has a library and an archive. Entrance is free!
Monday to Saturday: 17:30 – 20:30, Sunday: 18:30 – 20:30
A glorious traditional 19th century building in the Tria Pigadia neighbourhood, the Aegean Maritime Museum is home to a phenomenal collection of artifacts representing Greek nautical history from antiquity to the present
Situated close to the Tria Pigadia and next to the Aegean Maritime Museum, this charming house makes for an interesting step back into the island’s rich social history
Monday to Saturday: 18:00 – 21:00, Sunday: 19:00 – 21:00
Located above Chora in Ano Myloi (meaning Upper Windmills) the Bonis Mill offers splendid views of the town and sunset.
Monday to Sunday: 16:00 – 20:30 (from June to October)