The Maritime Museum of the Aegean opened its doors to the public in 1985. The purpose of the Museum is the preservation, promotion and study of Greek maritime history and tradition, and in particular the development and activity of the merchant ship, especially in the historical area of the Aegean.
The Maritime Museum of the Aegean is housed in a traditional Cycladic building of the 19th century, in the center of Mykonos, at Tria Pigadia. This building once belonged to the legendary captain Nikolaos Sourmeli, who with his commercial ship "ENOSIS" significantly helped the Cretans in their fight against the Turks.
Among the exhibits of the Museum, ship models from the pre-Minoan period to the beginning of the 20th century, historical maritime documents, rare engravings and maps, ancient objects, nautical instruments, ship accessories and tools, as well as coins with nautical themes deserve our attention. from the 5th century BC to the 5th century AD The Museum's library consists of approximately 5,000 rare books, old and new editions. Its collection also includes a file of manuscripts and photographs and is constantly being enriched.
It is noteworthy that in the garden of the Museum there are marble copies of tombstones with reliefs from Delos and Mykonos, referring to shipwrecks and sailors lost at sea.
Open daily from April to October 10.30am to 1.00pm, and 6.30pm to 9.00pm.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou