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Archaeological Museum of Kythera

Last Update: Jan 2011

Ministry of Culture and Tourism

(Est. 1981)
Tel.: +30 27360 31739
Opening hours:
02Jan - 31Dec Tue-Sun, 0830-1500

Archaeological Museum of Kythera - Overview

  The building was constructed in 1911 in order to shelter the Kytheraic Union and it was donated to the Greek Ministry of Culture in 1975. In 1981 it was renovated in order to house the finds of the excavations and in 1991 added a guest room.
  The most important exhibits of the museum are:
- Various prehistoric finds, such as pottery and stone artefacts dated to the Minoan period and found during the excavations of Palaeopolis.
- Archaic lion from Kythera.
- Head of a statue. Iconistic head of a beardless man, dated to the Roman period.
- Marble head of a youth, dated to the Roman period. It is a copy of an original statue of the 4th century BC.

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 210 4180972, Fax: 210 4180921, Email:  
    26th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, 233 Alkiviadou St., Piraeus

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Art & culture

Museum • Archaeological Museum
Visiting Information • By appointment • Fixed hours / Admission fee
Periods of the exhibits • Minoan civilization, 3200-1450 BC • Mycenaean civilization, 1600-1100 BC • Ancient historical times, 1050 BC- AD 324

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