Mykonos Folklore Museum

#8 in Best Things To Do in Mykonos
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Price & Hours

Free
Hours vary by building

Details

Museums, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The Mykonos Folklore Museum consists of three separate historical houses. The main museum can be found in the 18th century House of Kastro in Chora. Here, you'll find Cycladic costumes, traditional musical instruments, historic paintings and old photographs of the island. You can also visit the restored kitchen as well as a fully furnished 19th century bedroom. Nearby, the second building — Lena's House — is yet another 18th century upper-class home that has been preserved just how its final owner left it. The Agricultural Museum (known as the Windmill of Boni) near the Windmills offers further insight into the islands' farming history with the help of authentic tools like a waterwheel, an outdoor oven and a wine press. You're also invited to explore a preserved miller's home, complete with period decorations. The Mykonos Agricultural Museum is open every afternoon and admission is free.

All three branches of the Folklore Museum are open in the evenings, with times ranging from 4:30 to 9 p.m., and admission is free. For more information on each museum's hours and more, visit the website.

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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, bars, shops and nightclubs, making this a bustling place at all hours of the day.

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