Museums on Amorgos

The Archaeological Museum

 

Entrance The Archaeological Museum The Archaeological Museum is located in Chora and housed in a traditional old mansion known as Sala tou Gavra (“Hall of Gavras”). The museum contains some interesting pieces excavated on the island including remnants of the Minoan civilisation which existed here more than 4000 years ago. On the ground floor there are architectural finds from the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods plus marbles of Cycladic culture.

Ecclesiastical Museum of Agios Anargiron

Ecclesiastical Museum of Agion Anargiron in TholariaThe Ecclesiastical Museum of Agios Anargiron is located below the Church of Agion Anargion in Tholaria. Of interest is for instance “The Holy Cross” from appr. 1795 which is one of the few that show “The Resurrection of Christ” instead of the crucifixion.

Ecclesiastical Museum – Monastery of Hozoviotissa

Ecclesiastical Museum - Monastery of Hozoviotissa Amorgos GreeceEcclesiastical Museum – Monastery of Hozoviotissa the collection of heir looms from the monastery of the Virgin Mary of Hosoviotissas contains wonderful examples of Byzantine ecclesiastical art. They include icons, liturgical items and vestments, wooden crosses, Gospels, communion cups and many everyday objects. There is also the famous collection of manuscripts, numbering in their hundreds, which date from the 10th to the 18th century.

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