Located in Chora, next to Lena’s House, it covers the naval history of the island.
The Aegean Maritime Museum is housed in a 19th century traditional Cycladic architecture building and operates since 1985. The building belonged to Nikolaos Sourmelis the legendary captain of the cargo ship “Enosis” which played a decisive role in the fight of the Cretans against the Turks.
Here you will see replicas of pre-Minoan era ships, significant maritime documents, historic maps, equipment and documents, and rare coins.
The most striking exhibit is located in the elegant garden at the back of the museum. It is the authentic strobe mechanism of the Armenistis' lighthouse, which dates back to 1890 and shone over Cape Armenistis until 1983.
In the museum’s garden you will also have the opportunity to see marble replicas of grave headstones from Delos and Mykonos with engraved relieves regarding shipwrecks and sailors lost at sea.