The Archaeological and Folklore-Historical Museum of Agios Kirikos, is installed in a neoclassical building in the center of the principle town of Ikaria. It houses the archeological collection, which includes findings that date back to the Archaic and Classical Period, as well as the folklore collection, which contains artifacts collected by an archaeologist and historian named Themistocles Katsaros.
In the Archaeological collection, you will have the opportunity to admire ancient amphorae, stone and bronze tools, steles, ceramics, weapons, figurines, coins and small objects found in the surrounding area and on shipwrecks in the depths of the Aegean Sea. One of the most important exhibits of the archaeological collection is the “Relief of Refuge”, an archaic headstone with engraved depictions, created by an ancient Greek artist named Parianos.
The Folklore part of the museum, houses more than 1.500 remarkable exhibits, through which you can experience the history and tradition of the islanders. There you will see beautiful traditional costumes, textiles, looms, old utensils and tools used by people in traditional occupation (quern, hives, mills etc.).
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday, Friday: 18:00 - 20:00
Telephone: +30 22750-31300 & 24001
- Adres: Agios Kirikos Ikaria