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The Museum

This museum is of particular interest to the visitor in Naxos town (Chora – Hora). It was established in 1972 and it is located at the central square leading to the Castle (Kastro). The museum is housed in an elegant 17th Century Venetian mansion. This is a building which constitutes a representative sample of the island’s architectural style during the Venetian rule.

The Archeological Museum of Naxos Town houses mainly works of art and objects of everyday use, dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Early Christian times (5300 BC – 5th century AD). The museum is also very close to the excavated sites which brought these finds to light and the sites are open to visitors. Two very important collections are the Cycladic and the Mycenaean collections. Among the exhibits prominence is given to what is known as the “Cycladic Collection”.