Paros museums, Greece: The museums of Paros island
Museum of Paros
The Archaeological Museum of Paros is situated in Parikia, the island’s capital, next to the High School. It is one of the most interesting museums of Paros, and it houses finds from the Neolithic and Bronze era to the classical and Hellenistic period.
The Museum’s most important items are: the Marble Statue of Gorgo which was the Acrotirion of a temple, two marbles relief plaques from the church of Ekantotapiliani, the marble statue of Artemis of 2.74m high which was the cult statue of a sanctuary…
Museum of Parikia
The Byzantine Museum of Parikia can be visited inside the Church of Ekantotapiliani. The museum exhibits rare icons, church relics and other ecclesiastical objects from the post-Byzantine period.
The Byzantine Museum of Naoussa
The Museums is located in the Church of St. Nikolas, and displays Byzantine and post Byzantine art: Byzantine icons, vessels and engravings but also some Romans and Frankish sculptures. The Folklore Art Museum and the Museum of Aegean Folk Culture
The small village of Lefkes houses two museums. The first is a museum dedicated to the traditional way of living of the parian people. It exhibits every day objects, houses textiles, embroideries, tools… The first to collect all these
objects was Nikos Panteleos, followed by many other donations and
all of them were finally concentrated in the first folk museum of
The second museum is housed by the Lefkes village hotel and is privately run. It exhibits many objects from all over the Cyclades.