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Sand Museum

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A very interesting collection of sand from around the world

The museum has a collection of sand from all over the world and given the geological significance... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
JanMinnie
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Adelaide, Australia
Sand art created by a true Renaissance Man

This artist creates art using the natural colors of sand available on the island as his pallete... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Sarah M
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

The museum has a collection of sand from all over the world and given the geological significance of Milos this is a very worthwhile museum. The geologist who runs the museum is very passionate.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JanMinnie
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This artist creates art using the natural colors of sand available on the island as his pallete. When we entered the shop we were greeted politely by the artist, who asked where we were from then showed us first a microscope slide of sand from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 31 July 2018

What a little gem this museum is! So tiny, it is a 10 minute stop on your stroll through lovely Plaka. The sand samples from around the world are really interesting and the art is lovely. We plan to send some local sand samples to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NJ_Expat
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

You will not believe the colorful game of the light and the micro crystals of the sand and not only. The museum has sand from all the Greece. You can also buy little bottle with sand and your name written in the side of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank _A6781XP
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We visited in May and all the other museums were closed. We stumbled on this as we were wondering around and luckily went in. The artist whos museum/workshop it is was lovely. He really enjoyed explaining about all the different sands and showing us the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The Sand Museum is yet another unexpected attraction on the island. We accidentally walked in it and spent more than an hour exploring the sandy treasures and artwork that the owner, a Geologist from Thessaloniki, has on display. Observe how black sand sparkles under a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank erat0K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Sand Museum is located in a small building that looks like it was a former house. The gentleman who runs it and collects the samples is a geologist and he has 10 years worth of sand samples. He's also an artist who creates sand...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank pepper63
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Very charming place, run by artist, and well worth the trouble of finding it. High marks for odd and interesting.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank mafac
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by the quaint sand museum whilst meandering through the laneways of Plaka. The host was so welcoming and the works in there are pretty amazing- a superb artist going about his business and sharing his passion with visitors. We bought some custom made...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank erinfez
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped in here by chance, and didn't regret it. There's sand art to look at and buy, but the highlight is looking through a microscope at the sand itself – different sands from all over the world look very different magnified 64 times. The shop/museum...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Helenabes
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