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AEGEAN ISLANDS

Archaeological Museum

Afrodite of Milos at the entrance of Milos’s Arcaheological Museum is a copy created at the laboratory of the Louvre – impressive even in that form. The Neoclassic building hosting the museum is very interesting. It was built in 1870 and it initially housed the Town Hall of the island. The museum hosts a prehistoric collection from Fylakopi, a scalpture and relief collection, an obsidian collection and a collection of inscriptions.
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The exhibits of the museum, which is housed in the church of Agia Triada, mainly derive from the abandoned churches of Zefyria (they were 17, but only Portiani and Christos are preserved). They include numerous icons of the Skordilides hagiographers (Emmanouil and his son Antonios, who worked in Milos after the middle 17th century). The oldest icon is the Descent from the Cross of the 14th century (at the aisle of Agios Athanasios).
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It is located at Korfiatissa’s square, right across the entrance of the church. It was established by the “Union of the Melians in Athens”, in 1967. It included various items of a typical house in Milos around 1850-1930, when the island flourished due to its  mineral wealth and the shipping.
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Mining Museum

  It is located in Adamantas; it is housed in a modern building and it shows the mining and geological history of Milos. It was created by “S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.”, the biggest excavation company on the island (it is the one that has financed the convention centre in Adamantas and the Cultural Centre of Pollonia). The museum was inaugurated in 1998. Many old mining tools, a trolley, picks, arcade lamps, and even clothes and shoes that the workers used to wear are exhibited at the ground floor. On the first floor there is a rich collection of minerals and ores from Milos, with detailed maps, photos etc. Very touching is the documentary which you will see at the projection room, on the basement, with testimonies of male and female workers in the quarries.   Info Tel.: +30 22870 22481 www.milosminingmuseum.com      
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Naval Museum

It is housed at the building of Milos’s old Town Hall, above Adamantas. You will see exhibits related to the naval history of the island from the prehistoric era until the later years, rare maps and the wooden boat “Irini”.   Info Tel.: +30 22873 60100, 22870 60105
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