Milos Archaeological Museum
Museum type :
Archaeological Museum

Established in :
18th Century

Holidays :
Monday

Visiting Hours :
8:00-15:00

Contact No :
+30 6944867683

Location :
Athens , Greece

Display Objects :

The main exhibition hall of the Archaeological Museum, the striking statue of the Venus de Milo meets our gaze. Unfortunately it is only a copy - although a very fine one - produced by the Louvre Museum workshop. Among the more important exhibits in the same room, is a 6th century B.C. funeral urn with a chariot race represented in relief pattern, a robed 3rd century B.C. statue, a lion decoration used as a table support and a female bust. Outstanding beauty is a masterpiece portraying a head with a burnished face and a bas-relief tombstone depicting a young man with his servant, believed to date from 3rd century B.C. There are also a number of small commemorative statues, one of which is a composition representing Aphrodite with Erotas.




Description :

  • As we enter the main exhibition hall of the Archaeological Museum, the striking statue of the Venus de Milo meets our gaze.

  • Among the more important exhibits in the same room, are a 6th century B.C. funeral urn with a chariot race represented in relief pattern, a robed 3rd century B.C. statue, a lion decoration used as a table support and a female bust.

  • Unfortunately it is only a copy - although a very fine one - produced by the Louvre Museum workshop.

  • Among the more important exhibits in the same room, is a 6th century B.C. funeral urn with a chariot race represented in relief pattern, a robed 3rd century B.C. statue, a lion decoration used as a table support and a female bust.

  • In the left exhibition hall, there are displays of items in glass cases which take us even further back in history, most of which are from the ancient city of Filakopi.

  • There are numerous urns, painted with lilies and other flowers, small clay models and marble sculptured figurines and idols which have come from the temple of Filakopi IV.

  • Standing alone in a separate display cabinet is the magnificent and intricately decorated.

  • Lastly, there is a small room immediately behind the Venus statue with displays of coins, knife, blades, bronze statuettes dating back to the 5th and 4th century B.C., glass and clay pots from the Roman period as well as bas-relief and idols of the Hellenistic period.