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Mykonian Folklore museum of Mykonos Island Greece.
The beneficial to the public institution "Mykonian Folklore Collection" was founded by Professor Vasilios Kyriazopoulos on May 1958. The museum is situated at Castro, in a 18th century building. In there, are exposed museum articles sorted by subject.
Keys and locks collections, handwoven tapestries, painted plates, old weights and measures, traditional Cycladic sculptures and lighting devices ranging from the ancient oil to the kerosene lamp.
Obsedian tools and weapons representing the interior of a 19th century middle class drawing room.
A 19th century bedroom.
A 19th century kitchen.
Around the "Mermelechas well"- a known pirate there are large and small traditional Aegean ship models, cannons and pictures of old Mykonian sailing and steamships.
The Museum is open from April till October from 17:30-20:30 every day and from 18:30-2:30 on Sundays. Telephone contact on (0289-22591/22748) No admission charge.
The Agricultural Museum is situated at Ano Mili (Up Windmills) in the town of Mykonos. It is a branch of the Folklore Museum and hosts installations for the processing agricultural products on the island before industrialization. The large "Bonis" -after the captain- windmill, which dates since 16th century is a listed building, a traditional threshing-floor and a village style oven, the wine-press, a water wheel, a stone water tank, dovecote, pigsty, the miller"s house and two little twin churches. There is also a collection of old agricultural tools and machinery. The museum is open from June till 30th September, between 16:00-20:00 daily. Telephone : (+30) 22890 22591-22748. No admission charge.
Lena’s House, being a typical 19th Century Mykonian town hoyse, is one of the annexes of the Mykonos Folklore Museum. It was named after its last occupant, Lena Skrivanou and is a single-storey building of the 19th century complete with its antique furnishings, located at Tria Pigadia in Hora. It functions as an autonomous museum and it is open to the public, while one can get a taste of a typical middle-class house of the 19th century Mykonos.
The floor plan of this house is typical of its period. At the front, there is a large main room with a wide arch at the centre supporting the roof. Going further in, there are two smaller rooms. At the back of the house, there is a service room and also two small courtyards, with a replica of a dovecote.
The original furnishings of the house, all of the 19th Century or older, have been enriched by the donors and the Folklore Museum itself with the addition of several items of a modern period. There one may see an interesting collection of European and domestic furniture of 19th century in their regular position and also useful and decorative pieces of its household.
Concidered the most cosmopolitan Greek island, Mykonos attracts a great number of visitors including many artists and celebrities from all over the world. This amazingly pretty island offers all amenities of a modern resort with many activities for day and night. It is famous for its hectic night life and its golden sandy beaches. Low rocky hills, ending to crystal water beaches from the genuine mykonean landscape. Chora, the capital of the island, with its paved narrow streets flanked by gleaming white-washed houses, all with brightly painted window shutters and wooden balconies which ablaze with colorful geraniums and variety of shops, tavernas, bars and clubs, gives to the visitors the unique sensation of a film scenery. Ano Mera, is the most important village after Chora offering accommodations, while some of the most frequented bays are Ornos, Platy Yialos, Aghios Ioannis and Super Paradise with sandy beaches lined with umbrellas and sun beds. Always famous for its nightlife, Mykonos is still one of the liveliest places in Greece after dark and if the idea of a perfect holiday is a beautiful setting, great beaches with water-sports and lively nights, Mykonos should be on the top of everyone.
Perhaps the most important of the tourist asset of Mykonos, one which distinguishes it from other islands are the beaches. Particularly in the South, the picturesque coves with sandy beaches follow one another. Those beaches, can be reached by car or motorbike. Many Southern beaches are linked with each other with a boat operating on a regular service, all day all summer, which offers the visitor a very interesting excursion opportunity.
As the name suggests, Little Venice Quarter is a section of Mykonos where the barrier between the buildings and the sea is nonexistent. Waves lap the sides of the charming houses, cafes and restaurants that sit elegantly perched on the water’s edge. Built during the 16th and 17th Centuries by wealthy sea merchants, Little Venice Quarter is situated on the western edge of Chora near Alevkantra beach. The romantic atmosphere and ethereal beauty of Little Venice Quarter make it a favorite hangout for artists who have recreated the scene in countless paintings.
In the Kastro, which is the original nucleus of the present-day town of Mykonos (on its northwestern edge), stands the Paraportiani, a group of building impressive for its shapes' plasticity.
Historic religious sites on Mykonos can also be found along the coastline, and Panagia Paraportiani is one of them. Located at the entrance to the Kastro neighborhood of Chora, the whitewashed walls of this seaside church form a unique shape due to the building’s unusual construction. Five small churches that were built on top of each other beginning in the 14th Century became the Panagia Paraportiani that can be seen today. The asymmetrical shape and rare combination of architectural styles combined with the ocean view have helped to make Panagia Paraportiani one of the most photographed sites in the world.
In this location, during the Middle Ages, there was a tall, fortified tower, side by side and above one of the entrances to the Kastro. Now there is a complex made up of five churches altogether, four on the ground level and on the floor above, the church of the Virgin, which is the oldest of all. The Paraportiani, and the windmills are the island’s trademark.