Dave and Gerry's Alonissos Island Information Site
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:|
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.
The Museum Shop
Hours of opening