Archaeological Museum


Along with Mycenaean pottery and jewellery found near Magazia, vessels unearthed in Skyros Town and artefacts from the Bronze Age excavation at Palamari – look especially for the two-handled ceramic cups and the head of an imported early Cycladic idol – this attractive courtyard museum contains a traditional Skyrian house interior, transported in its entirety from the benefactor’s home.

English-language info booklets are provided.

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