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Museum of Marble Crafts

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Great little museum

The museum represents the technology of marble. Describing detail the tools and techniques of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robert M
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New York City, New York
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Highlight of Pyrgos visit

The museum provides a fascinating insight into 1000s of years of working with marble. Pyrgos itself... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jod5212
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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The Museum of Marble Crafts, in Pirgos, on the island of Tinos, is a unique example presenting the technology of marble, a material that holds a particular place in the architecture and art of Greece, from antiquity through to the present. The...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum represents the technology of marble. Describing detail the tools and techniques of working marble, from quarrying to sculpture. The work of a prominent local sculptor is reviewed.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum provides a fascinating insight into 1000s of years of working with marble. Pyrgos itself is beautiful, with sculpted marble decorating the houses and a great plate. We drove down to Parnormos Beach for lunch - like Greece in the 1970s.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a few locals, we found a small and interesting museum. The history of the local sculptor was unknown to us (shame on us. He's great) and we're glad we visited

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

This was an outstanding museum and surpassed my expectations. I had not thought about ‘marble crafts before visiting. The museum was delightful, simple, clear and informative. The presentation of the material was of the highest professional standard. I loved the exhibit on quarrying marble. My...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Located in such a pretty village in the hills. Very interesting with lots of information. An enjoyable cultural change to just going to the beach.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

We hired a car for three days and on one of the days visited the Museum, long walk up hill so take care. Well worth the visit. Take care on your return as it is easy to get lost.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

This museum unlocks a deep and fascinating history of marble quarrying and carving on the island of Tinos. As a traveler, a visit to this museum helped us understand the culture and landscape of this beautiful island!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Chelsea H
Reviewed June 20, 2019

A fascinating museum, well worth a visit. Beatifully set up, with information in English, with videos of all the stages of production of marble and marble crafts, in a village which is itself a showcase for the craft.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

Much smaller than we thought, this was a unique museum with very interesting displays. We enjoyed it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank akschisler
Reviewed June 5, 2019

The building is quite new and the exhibits are easy to absorb but still very educational - all in English as well as Greek. I learned a lot about marble quarrying and sculpting. Watch the videos too, that show the process to cut and move...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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