The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is one of the oldest in Greece and is located on a hill over the island’s Old Port. It was built in 1902 to house the wealth of findings uncovered during the excavations in Rhenia.
Nowadays it has been renovated to house in its premises a large number of vases ranging from the prehistorical to the late Hellenistic period, grave statues, stelae and funerary urns from Rhenia, as well as a few finds from Mykonos.
One of the most impressive exhibits is the large “Pithos of Mykonos” with the lusciously engraved scenes from the Trojan War.
Another reason to visit the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is to see the very interesting exhibition entitled “Vanity. Histories of Cycladic Jewelleries”. The exhibition was launched in 2016 and is still on show until today due to its great success.
The exhibition includes representative jewellery from the Cyclades that cover a time period of about 7 millennia. Beside them are exhibited modern creations that were specially designed for the exhibition by top Greek designers, which transcend the narrative and open up the museum to the busting market of Greece’s most cosmopolitan island.