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The Pirate Museum of Alonissos

July 28, 2007 pm31 2:56 pm

This was certainly an unusual museum. Just to the south of the harbor, just a bit up a hill, in an impressive white building, is a four story museum. The ground floor will house some archeology, but for now all it has is the reception area.

The basement is one small rectangular room with dioramas of village life. Some have no labels, some are tagged with short Greek paragraphs, and even shorter English. You’ve seen bad museum English? This beats it. I finally asked when I read about the sandals made from the skin of monks. (turned out, monk seals). In the center of the basement are some modernish sculptures. I think I liked the olive press the best.

The first floor above reception has a little art gallery (so-so watercolors of the island, a temporary exhibit), a history room, which is little more than a glass case full of artifacts for each of the last few wars, and the pirate room. This is like an antique shop, with cases and cases of “stuff.” I wished there was some context, but I had fun imagining it.

Finally, free coffee or softdrinks on the roof, with a view of the harbor. Strange, but well-worth the 3 Euros ($4)

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  1. October 23, 2013 am31 11:01 am 11:01 am

    This article is ab-so-lu-te-ly outdated. Underneath I give you a brief newer description.
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    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 – 18:00
    June, July and August daily from: 11:00 – 20:00

    Admission fees:
    Children up to 8 years: Free
    As from 8 years: 2 euro
    Adults: 4 euro
    Seniors: 3 euro

    Alonissos Museum
    Kostas and Angela Mavrikis
    Patitiri
    37005 Alonissos

    Phone: +30 24240 66250
    Email: admin@alonissosmuseum.com
    Website: http://www.alonissosmuseum.com

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