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“Wonderful collection”

Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Aliki
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 instruments. He created them only by using the divine gifts with which he was born; observation, perception, passion for creativity.The result is excellent and all the miniatures function in a perfect way. All his memories and personal experiences were strongly impressed on his mind and prompted him - with the help of his skillful hands– to revive the tradition and his dreams.The visitor can admire a all types of Greek ships such as warships, merchant ships and fishing boats which give you the impression that they are ready to sail. Gri-gri, drift-boats, steamships, sailing boats, triremes are all constructed with the traditional shipbuilding and are exact replicas of the genuine models.
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
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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, told us about her father who dedicated entire work to his wife. When we went outside and visited the garden, we were even more amazed and, walking around, is like you visit the Cyclades wonders And to have a perfect visit, we discover the artist himself, who was siting in the garden, enjoying a nice September evening. He talked to us and he invited us to have some figs from his garden.
Go there and spend some time to the museum!

Thank amiad
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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
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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 the tiny details of the models. It's especially nice to learn about the man who built it all and meet his lovely family, who will tell you more about him and answer all your questions.
Really worth a visit (and really cheap entry!)

Thank kierra b
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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.

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