Museums

Alonissos has two  museums that you shouldn’t miss while visiting the island!

The Alonissos Museum

[singlepic id=214 w=320 h=240 float=left]  Situated on a hill overlooking Patitiri you will find this museum owned privately by Costas and Angela Mavriki and is the largest privately owned museum on all the Greek islands!  The Museum was built in 2000 in an effort to preserve the unique history of Alonnisos and keep it alive for the generations to come.

It can be reached on foot by steps leading up from the waterfront at the left hand side of the port. If the walk is not possible for you then the museum can also be accessed by taxi, car or motorbike from further up in the town.

[singlepic id=217 w=320 h=240 float=right]The large stone building has spectacular views across Patitiri and the harbour. Inside the museum you will find areas pertaining to piracy, national memory and the working life of Alonissos including grain, wine and olive making artifacts.  There are also sections containing traditional costumes and war memorabilia with focus on weapons and objects used in the early days by the pirates of the Aegean Sea. In addition to preserving the history of Alonissos, the museum gives voice to artists who visit or live on the island to exhibit modern art in the form of sculptures and paintings.

The Museum Shop

Located in the public area of the museum and is accessible without having to buy and admission ticket.  An ideal place to buy original and elegant items for your home or as presents.

There is a lift inside the building making all areas of the museum accessible to everyone and there is a coffee shop on the second floor.

Admission fees:

Children up to 8 years: Free
As from 8 years: 2 euro
Adults: 4 euro
65+: 3 euro
Group rate: 3 euro

Rates are subject to change without notification.  For more information check the official site of the Alonissos Museum.

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Traditional House Museum

 

 

Situated in the Old Town by the main square, this traditional re-creation of an Alonissos house was opened in 2005. Exhibits are located on the ground floor and first floor and recreate the inside of a traditional Alonissos house. There is no entrance fee and definitely worth a visit.