The Greek archipelago of the Aegean with its numerous islands have deep naval roots. Thus, this museum is dedicated to Greek shipping focusing on its tradition and history through the centuries.
Where is the Aegean Maritime Museum of Mykonos?
It opened its doors to the public in 1985, with the primary goal to promote the maritime history of the fleet of the Aegean islands. The Aegean Maritime Museum is housed in a traditional Cycladic building, at Tria Pigadia.
What displays the Aegean Maritime Museum of Mykonos?
The museum exhibits include ship models from the Minoan period, while they date until the early 20th century. It also includes rare maps, coins with naval themes dating back to the 5th century BC. Finally, there are naval instruments and a library with about 5,000 rare books and manuscripts.
Remarkable is the contribution of the museum to the preservation of historical monuments of the island related to the sea. This includes structures and ships like the Lighthouse of Armenistis of 1890, the Aegean sailing ship "Evangelistria" of 1940, and the cable steamer "Thalis" of Mi 1909.