Aegean Maritime Museum
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The Aegean Maritime Museum features wonderful models of pre-Minoan ships, rare engravings, a superb collection of old maps and documents, navigational instruments and rare coins. The ship 'Thalis o Milesios', built in 1909, is berthed at the Hellenic Navy's Museum wharf at the Paleo Phaliro marina and is definitely worth a visit. The garden courtyard is picturesque and features replicas of ancient marble gravestones of sailors lost at sea from the island of Delos, as well as anchors and the top of the old Mykonos lighthouse. Although the museum is very small it is well-labeled and very interesting, giving insight into the history of the island. Anybody with an interest in maritime history will love this small gem of a museum and even children will probably enjoy a quick exploration of the displays, making it a good attraction for the whole family. The Aegean Maritime Museum is right in the centre of town and it only takes about an hour to take everything in. The museum is a popular jaunt for cruise passengers and is often included in walking tours of Mykonos. No photography is permitted in the museum but you can take pictures in the courtyard.
Address: Enoplon Dynameon, Mykonos Town