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ANO SYROS (Small town) SYROS

Centre for Historical Studies of the Catholic Diocese of Syros

Tel: +30 22810 82768, Fax: +30 22810 83924

  The Centre for Historical Studies of the Catholic Diocese of Syros (K.I.M.K.E.S.) was founded in 1986 and is located at Ano Syros, next to the Cathedral of St. George. It includes the historical and ecclesiastical archives of the Catholic Dioceses of Syros and Thera, as well as the archives of the Municipality of Ano Syros. Through the preservation and study of the historical literary sources, one of the primary aims of the institution is to illuminate and promote the history of Syros and the Cyclades in general.


Oil-press and "Cella" of the Church at Asklepieio of Rhodes

Tel: +30 22410 34024, Fax: +30 22410 38885


The Archaeological Museum of Delos

  Its collections of sculpture and relief representations are the finest in the world. This museum was built in 1904 with expenses paid by the Archaeological Society. The five western wings of the first building were supplemented with additional wings in 1931 and 1972.
  Currently the museum of Delos hosts the following collections:
•Vases from mid-3rd c. B.C. to the 1st millennium B.C.
•Statuettes (2nd - 1st c. B.C.)
•Tomb statues and columns (7th c. - 1st c. B.C.)
•Jewellery and various articles dating from the 2nd to 1st c. B.C.
•Mosaics from the 2nd and 1st c. B.C.
  Significant exhibits of the Museum of Delos are:
•Corinthian alabaster
•Brass mask of bearded Dionysus (2nd c. B.C.)
•Statue of Apollo (2nd c. B.C.)
•Archaic Kore (young woman) (580 B.C.)
•Marble complex of Voreas abducting Oreithyia (end of 5th c. B.C.)
•Marble Statue of Dioscurides and his wife Cleopatra (138 A.D.)

This text is cited May 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs URL below.


The Archaeological Museum of Thera

  The new building (from 1960) replaced an older one that was devastated by an earthquake in 1956. Currently, a new Museum is in progress on the isle of Thera. The collections housed in the new building are inscriptions, sculpture, earthenware and clay statuettes from the Geometric to the Hellenistic period.
  Some of the most important finds exhibited are:
•The upper torso of an archaic Kouros
•Attic black-figure amphora
•Attic black-figure kylix
•Large volcano boulder
•Clay Daedalic figurine (the lamenter)

This text is cited May 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs URL below.


Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

Tel: +30 22910 76462, Fax: +30 22910 76323


Byzantine gallery & sculptures of Perantinos

In Marpissa, one can admire Byzantine art in one part of the museum. The other part houses the sculptures of Nikos Perantino, a native of Marpissa. He bequeathed 192 of his works to the community. Every summer, an exhibition of paintings is organised in his honour. A folk art museum will shortly open in the centre of the village. The hill of Agios Antonios (alt. 200m) rises to the east of Marpissa with, on its summit, the monastery and the picturesque church of that name. A little lower down are the remains of a Venetian castle. The view from the 16th century monastery is spectacular. We suggest you climb the hill and surrender yourself to the magic of the surroundings.

  Since 1973 this museum has been housed in the Venetian building of the Freridon School where the renowned Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis was educated as a young man. The museum hosts works of art as well as everyday items (5300 B.C. - 5th c. A.D.) that were brought to light during systematic excavations conducted on the island from end of the Second World War to date. Among other exhibits visitors can find collections of marble statuettes from the Early Cycladic period (3200-2300 B.C.), vases of the Mycenaean and Geometric period, as well as pottery and glass vases of the Roman period.

This text is cited May 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs URL below.


Archaeological Museum of Paros

Archaeological Museum

  This museum is housed in the "Hospital of the Knights". The building was begun on the insistence of Grand Magistrate Antoine Fluvian (1421-1437) three years following his death (ca. 1460) to be completed in 1489, when Grand Magistrate was Pierre d' Aubusson (1476-1505). The museum houses funeral finds (vases, statuettes, jewellery and metal artifacts) from ancient Ialyssos and ancient Kamiros (Geometric period), while others date from the archaic and classical periods, as for example the collection of sculpture, inlaid floor sections and stellae on the graves of knights.
  Some of the most significant exhibits include:
•Two headless Kouroi (statues of young men) from the archaic period (550-530 B.C.)
•Grave stellae of Krito and Timarista (420-410 B.C.)
•Grave stele of Kalliarista (ca. 350 B.C.)
•Marble statue of nude, squatting Aphrodite (ca. 100 A.D.)
•Kylix of Vroulian style Rhodian workshop. (6th c. B.C.)

This text is cited May 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs URL below.

The Aquarium - Museum

Municipal Art Gallery


Archaeological Museum

Situated on Leoforos Megaloharis, this museum opened in 1963. It contains a rich collection of vases and objects for general use from different periods, as well as steles from the 5th century B.C., found in Exombourgo and Kampo. The first geometrical and pre-geometrical tools (10-8th century B.C.) from Exombourgo, Ktikado and Kardiani are also exhibited. In the courtyard, one can admire friezes from the altar of Poseidon and Amfitriti and beautiful mosaics found in the temple of Panagia. The museum houses a rich collection of coins from Tinos, but only a few are on exhibit.

This text is cited Mar 2003 from the University of Patras' XENIOS DIAS website URL below, which contains image.

Sea World Museum

Sea World Museum on the beach in Vlihadia shows the natural world under the sea -including sponges, of course- together with sunken treasure retrieved from local shipwrecks. There are also artefacts and memorabilia from the island's seafaring history. The Kalymnian House is a charming museum on the hill above Pothia, devoted to the island's life, customs and folklore. How did Kalymnians clean their teeth and wash their clothes? What games did children play? Why did mothers bath their baby boys in salt? What did a marriage contract involve? All the answers are here. Open Monday - Sunday 09.00 - 21.00.

This text is cited Febr 2004 from the Municipality of Kalymnos URL below.

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