Aegean Maritime Museum#12 in Best Things To Do in Mykonos
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Located in central Chora – about a 6 minute walk from the Mykonos Folklore Museum – the Aegean Maritime Museum spotlights Mykonos' nautical past with the help of antique navigational instruments, model ships and old maps. Despite its small size, this museum is worth an hour's visit or more, especially if you're interested in maritime history. You should also check out the museum garden, which shelters larger artifacts like anchors and the largest lighthouse in the Aegean. The Evangelistria, a traditional sailing vessel belonging to the museum, can be boarded during the summer, when it's moored in the harbor.
Visitors typically find the museum refreshingly uncrowded and its eclectic collection enjoyable.
The Aegean Maritime Museum is open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is 4 euros (around $4.50). Note that the museum is only open from April to the end of October. For more information, visit the museum's website.
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#1 Little Venice
This Chora neighborhood is known as one of the most stunning places on the island. Overlooking the southwest end of the harbor, it was here that many early ship captains decided to settle down and built uniquely magnificent homes overlooking the sea. Today, many of these historic homes have been transformed into a variety of cozy restaurants, trendy bars, shops and nightclubs, making this a bustling place at all hours of the day.
Recent visitors offered mixed reviews for Little Venice. Some described it as a beautiful place to relax with a drink, especially at sunset. However, other travelers said it's overpriced and crowded, especially when the cruise ships are docked. If you do visit, plan to stop by the windmills for even more photo ops as the two sightseeing hot spots are within walking distance of each other. The area is free to peruse, though you'll want to have euros on hand should a drink, snack or trinket catch your eye.
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