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Folklore Museum

Address: | Kastro, Mykonos Town, Greece
Phone Number: 30 22890 - 22 591
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Ranked #59 of 85 things to do in Mykonos Town
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Well it's not as great as other museum that we've seen. But Mykonos town is quite a small place and there's no harm in stopping by and pay a visit - it won't take long. The goods: this place is actually the oldest house in mykonos town. The owner collects a lot of artefact and historical items. The keeper is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
57 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Makes for a nice exterior picture - interesting building all by itself. They need to expand or adopt the motto "less is more" - way too much stuff inside to make sense of.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Would be more interesting if better organized. Crowded with items. Best part was a view from a back window of the building over the water.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Didn't have a chance to go inside of the museum, from what I saw outside it didn't seem too exciting, however, it is nice to have a quick picture moment outside of the oldest building on the island. Original architecture and shutters...not amazing but something to say you have done :)

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A lot of things in this museum. Not very well organized unfortunately. Easy to miss objects because it is so full of everything. Very friendly museum guide who told us about the man who used to live here and explained the history to us.

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Istanbul, Turkey
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A small, traditional,very old,two flated Mykonian House. Actually I have met a tourist group and joined them. Small but impressive.Especially the house was full of maritime items.You can see the mummy of the Petros the pelican

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Called into this small museum and we were shown around by Panos who gave a wonderful talk about what life was like at that time. We loved the secret pirates door and the old boats. Well worth a visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well worth up to an hour's visit. A lot of interesting artefacts from the past of Mykonos and generally the maritime history of the Cyclades Islands. Make sure to visit the basement to see not only some well-done reconstructions of local ships, but also some remains of the original Mykonos Castle (Kastro), and to hear about the local pirate-turned-baker and... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you walk past and happen to find it open, do NOT miss the chance to have a look. Very instructive on folk history of Mykonos.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Super little museum with a very informative guide, who was so happy to help!. It was like stepping into a old house crammed full of antiques!! Very interesting but perhaps a little crowed and maybe could be better laid out. There were several smaller rooms that were not open to the public and some sections of the 4 display rooms... More 

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