Nestled on Milos island in Greece, in Cyclades, Milos Folklore Museum is housed on a 200-year-old house in Plaka village. This mueseum invites visitors into a captivating world where they can explore and learn about the folklore and traditions of the island. With its collection of artifacts and exhibits it sheds light on the history and heritage of Milos.
Considered one of the attractions on the island the foklore museum offers an immersive experience that allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and customs. From costumes textiles, to household items and tools this mueseum offers a look into daily life and traditions followed by generations of inhabitants on this island.
Whether you’re passionate about history love exploring cultures or just an avid traveler with a mind visiting the folklore museum is an absolute must during your trip to Milos. It promises an enthralling journey, through the enchanting foklore and heritage that this Greek destination has to offer.
Milos Folklore museum was established in 1967 by the Association of Melians in Athens. Within its walls you’ll discover an array of artifacts showcasing costumes everyday objects, farming implements and musical instruments. These exhibits offer visitors a captivating glimpse into the lives of Milos inhabitants throughout eras. Being one of the mueseums on the island it has become a hub for preserving local folklore and customs attracting visitors from all corners of the globe. Step inside the Folklore Museum of Mylos. Embark on a journey, through time immersing yourself in captivating tales and age old traditions from this enchanting destination.
Visitors can explore the exhibits and learn about the island’s foklore, crafts, and traditions, making it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Greek culture and history. The very interesting exhibits, from the daily life of the people living on Milos island from the 17th century until some decades ago, are displayed on the few rooms of the small museum. Traditional costumes, old furniture , tolls that were used by farmers, kitchen utensils used in the households and handloom are some of the exhibits that someone expects to admire in the small mueseum.
In addition to Milos Folklore museum, the island of Milos boasts other museums that are definitely worth exploring providing visitors with an exceptional understanding of Milos past and present.
On the island is the Naval Small Museum of Milos. This captivating museum portrays the history of the island while showcasing a collection of nautical artifacts. Another remarkable attraction is the Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos houses in the church of Agia Triada .
For those intrigued by Milos mining heritage there’s, the Mining Museum of Milos to explore the mineral wealth of the island that offers a glimpse into the treasures found on the island and sheds light on how mining has impacted the local community. Additionally visitors can explore the Archaeological Museum of Milos which houses an array of artifacts from throughout the islands history. Lastly to gain insight, into Milos experiences during wartime one can visit the War Museum of Milos which provides a glimpse into this aspect.
With such a wealth of offerings visiting Milos museums is highly recommended for anyone seeking to delve into both its captivating history and vibrant culture.
Among the known highlights, on the island is the Venus de Milo, or aphrodite of Milos statue, where a replica of the statue can be found on the archaeological museum of Milos while the original statue is on Louvre museum in Paris. The ancient statue celebrated for its portrayal of love and beauty. Delving into history one can step back in time at the archaeological site of Fylakopi. Discover remnants of a prehistoric settlement. The ancient city of Klima, located at the picturesque fishing village, showcases its past with multicolored buildings nestled into cliffs overlooking the sea. Those intrigued by history can explore the early Christian Catacombs, which unveil insights into early Christian communities through underground burial chambers. To delve deeper into Milos fascinating heritage and culture a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Mylos that is housed on a neoclassical building of 1970, designed by Ernst Ziller, presents a collection of artifacts, statues and exhibits from times. With such an array of attractions to offer Milos Island caters, to every type of travelers interests and preferences.
A very nice option while being on the island is to take a boat tour around the island. There are a lot of different companies that offer different trips around the coastline of the island and stop at the amazing beaches. Some of them offer full day trips, some others half day and some others private trips. In general you will find the option that suits better your schedule. In order to take a right decision on which company to choose see reviews and photos from the online sources. All of them till today start from Adamantas, located in the center of the island. You can walk along the port and find all the available options.
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