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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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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