Situated behind the Panagia Ekatondapyliani; one of the finest churches in the Cyclades, is the fascinating Archaeological Museum of Paros. It is a must-visit for all tourists as it offers a look into the island's past. Artifacts found at the museum date back to the Neolithic Age as well as the Classical Period, the Archaic Period, and the Roman Era. Visitors will come across a fantastic collection of pottery, stone inscriptions, vases, sculptures, grave stones, mosaics and much more. The highlights of the museum include a 6 century BC marble statue of the Mermaid Gorgo and the marble statue of Nike, which dates from 470 BC. There are also a variety statues and mosaics in the museum’s courtyard.
Daily 8.30-3.00 Closed on Mondays
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The pottery and sculptures
Muslims visiting the Archaeological Museum of Paros will not be able to find a prayer room within the museum’s premises. They will also not be able to locate a mosque in the town of Parikia. Muslim visitors will therefore have to return to their hotel rooms at prayer times, or will have to locate a secluded place outdoors to offer their prayers.
The Archaeological Museum of Paros is not known to house a café. Visitors will however be able to locate restaurants and cafés in the surrounding area. The town of Parikia does not have any Halal restaurants, so Muslim tourist will have to dine on suitable seafood and vegetarian dishes at the local non-Halal restaurants.