Anyone visiting Kythera shouldn’t miss the opportunity to admire up close the findings exhibited at the island’s Archaeological Museum, in Chora. The space housing the museum has been granted by the Kytherian Association. The Museum has two halls. The first, the main hall on the right contains mostly findings of Prehistoric and Classical years from the island, the most important being the marble lion of the 6th century BC – probably from Paleokastro- found in the early 19th century.
In the second, smaller hall, are the findings of recent excavations as well as later samples –mainly Venetian- of the island’s history, such as stone coats of arms of the Venetian period and tombstones, also including the marble statue of Aphrodite and Eros, probably a Renaissance work from Venice. Specimens of prehistoric pottery, mainly from the Minoan and Mycenaean period from Paleopolis, marble sculptures, ceramics, inscriptions and coins are also presented. Due to lack of space many of the findings are exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.
The museum is open daily (exclude Mondays).
Admission 4 euros
Chora, 80100 Kythera
Τ. +30 2736039012
A’ Office of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities
Department Head: Kuriaki Psaraki
229 Alkiviadou str., 18536 Piraeus
Τ.: +30 2104590723