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Sand Museum

| Plaka, 190 01, Greece
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What a Discovery!

The Sand Museum is yet another unexpected attraction on the island. We accidentally walked in it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erato K
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Thessaloniki, Greece
Sand samples from all over the world

The Sand Museum is located in a small building that looks like it was a former house. The gentleman... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pepper63
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Houston, Texas
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1 week ago
“What a Discovery!”
2 weeks ago
“Sand samples from all over the world”
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| Plaka, 190 01, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sand Museum is yet another unexpected attraction on the island. We accidentally walked in it and spent more than an hour exploring the sandy treasures and artwork that the owner, a Geologist from Thessaloniki, has on display. Observe how black sand sparkles under a...More

Thank Erato K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sand Museum is located in a small building that looks like it was a former house. The gentleman who runs it and collects the samples is a geologist and he has 10 years worth of sand samples. He's also an artist who creates sand...More

Thank pepper63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very charming place, run by artist, and well worth the trouble of finding it. High marks for odd and interesting.

Thank mafac
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by the quaint sand museum whilst meandering through the laneways of Plaka. The host was so welcoming and the works in there are pretty amazing- a superb artist going about his business and sharing his passion with visitors. We bought some custom made...More

Thank erinfez
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Stopped in here by chance, and didn't regret it. There's sand art to look at and buy, but the highlight is looking through a microscope at the sand itself – different sands from all over the world look very different magnified 64 times. The shop/museum...More

Thank Helenabes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a special place for lovers of the sands, of the seas and of the whole planet. It is the result of one man dream: the manager and handcraft of sands who actively working at his own masterpieces as jewels, pictures, ashtraies and many...More

Thank Lara25du
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We initially laughed about going to. Sand Museum...but I'm thrilled we went to Plaka to find it! It is more an artists studio than "museum". That said, he has is set up in a way that allows you to learn about the sand he uses...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is the scope of an interesting work made by a geologist-artist. It small place, but it does have sand samples from all over milos and many places from all over the world, which the visitor has the privilege to see using a microscope. Geology...More

Thank pstinis
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We loved seeing this small museum (free entrance). It is more of a workshop with small displays and microscopes but absolutely fascinating. I won't spoil the surprising things you can see. There are various artefacts made of sand to buy. My ten year old daughter...More

Thank elsanddavid
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