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Museum of Alonissos

One of the things you should do if you have some time in Patitiri is visit the Alonissos museum.  This is housed in a bright new stone building to the left of the town beach.  The get there go passed the bars and tavernas behind the town beach and up the steps at the end.  The door to the museum is up the steps.  Exhibits are located on the lower ground, ground and first floor with a coffee shop on the second floor.  There is a lift to all floors.

As you can see from the inscription below this a private venture undertaken by Kostas and Angela Mavrikis.

 
 
Entrance now costs 4 euro per person for adults and on the entrance level is a shop and a large gallery full of memorabilia from various wars over the centuries.  These include papers and documents, medals, armaments including guns and swords and a large selection of shells and mines.
 
 
Go down the stairs and laid out in individual booths are an array of fascinating artefacts collected from the various crafts that flourished over the years on the island.  The photographs below should give you a flavour of the set-up but we highly recommend a visit.
 
 
The information below has been provided by Wil Oosterveld who is in charge of the day to day operation of the museum:

The Museum
The Alonissos Museum, founded in 2000 by Kostas and Angela Mavrikis, is the largest privately owned museum on any Greek island.  In this four-storey building, Kostas and Angela gave place to the cultural inheritance of the island.  In addition to historical items from Alonissos, the museum focuses on weapons and objects used in the early days by the pirates of the Aegean Sea.

To complete the image of this beautiful stone-built building, every storey is forseen from marble sculptures and paintings of artists who visited or lived on the island respectively still live there.

Conference/Training room
The conference room on the first floor is an ideal venue for presentations, trainings and meetings.  It is available by the hour, half day or full day and can accommodate up to 50 people.  Technical staff for the AV-equipment as well as quality catering can be arranged on request.

The Museum Shop
This shop is situated in the hall of the museum and is accessible without having to buy an admission ticket, as it is part of the public area of the museum.  The Museum Shop is an ideal place to purchase elegant or original presents.

Hours of opening
May and September daily from:  11:00 - 19:00
June, July and August daily from:  11:00 - 21:00

Admission fees:
Children up to 8 years:  Free
As from 8 years:  2 euro
Adults:  4 euro
Exhibition Visitors:  1 euro
FOAM-Members:  Free on showing ID-Membership Pass

Alonissos Museum
Kostas and Angela Mavrikis
Patitiri
37005 Alonissos

Phone:  0030 24240 66250
Email:  admin@alonissosmuseum.com
Website:  www.alonissosmuseum.com

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