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Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization

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What a delight!

We were truly surprised, even after reading other reviews, at the intricacy and beauty of this gem... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Harold M
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A Hidden Gem

It’s easy to miss this unique and wonderful achievement. Benitos, the modest, unassuming fisherman... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Benetos Skiadas, an ordinary fisherman, managed to revive the Greek Tradition by creating his unique, functional and hand made miniatures using materials only from the Cycladic land. And all these without making any draft or using any scientific...more
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Aliki 84400, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were truly surprised, even after reading other reviews, at the intricacy and beauty of this gem! Stroll through the extensive outdoor gardens and enjoy the replicas of local buildings, both great and small. Then enter the museum building and stand in awe of the...More

Thank Harold M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s easy to miss this unique and wonderful achievement. Benitos, the modest, unassuming fisherman who is the garden’s creator is a true artist. We stumbled on him, busy in his workshop. He extended a gracious welcome apologising that we were unable to see his collection...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2018

I've been around the world and no where have I seen such varied talent from one man. Our local tour guide Phillada Lecomte introduced us to Benetos. This self-taught artist's attention to detail is unparalleled.

Thank Whither-Fate-Leads
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Modells of ships, buildings and many other objects made by a Fischerman of Paros during a lifetime. Very impressing and worth seeing for all generations.

Thank Matthias W
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were impresed about the museum and about each piece of work exposed there. The boats are made with all details, the artist didn’t miss anything. It is almost unbelievable. The story of the museum is also interesting and the daughter of the artist, Katarina,...More

Thank amiad
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

A must visit for everyone. Special Art that can rarely b seen anywhere else. Bring your little kids and they will be excited too. We were worm welcomed by the artist daughter. Don't miss it... Tnx 🙏

Thank Poyke B
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This is a really adorable little house and garden full of models of buildings and boats from across the islands. It's great to take a look at places you've visited before or get some inspiration for where to go next, and poke around at all...More

Thank kierra b
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We loved our visit to this little place. From being greeted by Katarina, the artist's daughter, to viewing the incredible array of boats and buildings built by the artist, it was all charming.

1  Thank lizziebsv
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Whatever you do don’t miss this exhibit. The name does not do the exhibit justice in terms of the craftsmanship and attention to detail this man has put into his work. The ships are truly amazing in detail and the buildings are just magnificent.

1  Thank pw37389
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We were amazed by our visit, it's so unique and an absolute must visit place in Paros! Be prepared to take tons of photo!

Thank Alexander K
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