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Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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What a delight!

We were truly surprised, even after reading other reviews, at the intricacy and beauty of this gem... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Harold M
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A Hidden Gem

It’s easy to miss this unique and wonderful achievement. Benitos, the modest, unassuming fisherman... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Provender2
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Benetos Skiadas, an ordinary fisherman, managed to revive the Greek Tradition by creating his unique, functional and hand made miniatures using materials only from the Cycladic land. And all these without making any draft or using any scientific...more
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Aliki 84400, Greece
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We were truly surprised, even after reading other reviews, at the intricacy and beauty of this gem! Stroll through the extensive outdoor gardens and enjoy the replicas of local buildings, both great and small. Then enter the museum building and stand in awe of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

It’s easy to miss this unique and wonderful achievement. Benitos, the modest, unassuming fisherman who is the garden’s creator is a true artist. We stumbled on him, busy in his workshop. He extended a gracious welcome apologising that we were unable to see his collection...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

I've been around the world and no where have I seen such varied talent from one man. Our local tour guide Phillada Lecomte introduced us to Benetos. This self-taught artist's attention to detail is unparalleled.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Modells of ships, buildings and many other objects made by a Fischerman of Paros during a lifetime. Very impressing and worth seeing for all generations.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were impresed about the museum and about each piece of work exposed there. The boats are made with all details, the artist didn’t miss anything. It is almost unbelievable. The story of the museum is also interesting and the daughter of the artist, Katarina,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

A must visit for everyone. Special Art that can rarely b seen anywhere else. Bring your little kids and they will be excited too. We were worm welcomed by the artist daughter. Don't miss it... Tnx 🙏

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a really adorable little house and garden full of models of buildings and boats from across the islands. It's great to take a look at places you've visited before or get some inspiration for where to go next, and poke around at all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We loved our visit to this little place. From being greeted by Katarina, the artist's daughter, to viewing the incredible array of boats and buildings built by the artist, it was all charming.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Whatever you do don’t miss this exhibit. The name does not do the exhibit justice in terms of the craftsmanship and attention to detail this man has put into his work. The ships are truly amazing in detail and the buildings are just magnificent.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We were amazed by our visit, it's so unique and an absolute must visit place in Paros! Be prepared to take tons of photo!

Date of experience: August 2018
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