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Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization

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Amazing experience for every tourist visiting Paros. Benetos Skiadas is a great artist. I loved... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Ersi K

Wonderful work all done by one man. This is a very unusual museum that is well worth a visit. There... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Kay B
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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 22 September 2017

Amazing experience for every tourist visiting Paros. Benetos Skiadas is a great artist. I loved every item of the museum, his work is detailed, original and ingenious. The models of churches are astonishing, i.e. the large chapel from Santorini which is almost in real size!

1  Thank Ersi K
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing museum of one mans lifetime hobby. Incredible models of boats, buildings and famous landmarks. We even got to meet the man in question who was a lovely genuine man. His daughter has excellent English and was able to talk us through many of the...More

1  Thank Ian L
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful work all done by one man. This is a very unusual museum that is well worth a visit. There is an indoor part which has a lot of models of ships ,a church and other things. The garden is wonderful having many larger models...More

1  Thank Kay B
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Benetos Skiadas and his daughter Katerina have create a Cycladic Civilization in a 4 acres area!!You must see this!!

1  Thank stAlert13
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A little hidden paradise made with lifelong dedication of an incredible artist, Mr Benettos. You feel the talent and love with which this place was created with, in beautiful surroundings. We want to visit it again.

1  Thank kallirroic
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

What a unique experience! My children, ages 5 and 7, loved exploring this wonderful garden of curiosities! So much to see! And I loved it too. I have an interest in folk art and 'outsider ' art and Benetos' work doesn't disappoint. It was an...More

1  Thank lilrickshaw
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wonderful little museum, one man's hard work creating wonderful models of boats and local buildings. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Suzerv
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A lifetimes work of a man who was a sailor. Dozens and dozens of miniatures old buildings, artefacts, and ships. A garden,mainly buildings and artefacts, on walks through shrubs. The museum houses a collection of authentic ships, perfectly detailed. This museum should not be missed...More

1  Thank tricia792
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This isn't so much a museum as a collection of one mans lifetimes work, a fisherman by trade , he has the most amazing gift to make replicas of buildings, boats, tools etc from things he picks up such as driftwood, shells, marble pieces etc....More

1  Thank Imiller9
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I'm not a museum person but this was stunning. All the material has been hand made by Benetos Skiadas over his lifetime and is a labour of love. He is totally self-taught. In the inside part of the museum the craftsmanship in the ships and...More

2  Thank Helen T
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