(1 November 2014 until 31 March 2015) Thursday-Sunday 08:00-15:00 Monday, Thursday: Closed
(5th of August till 31st of October 2015) 08:00-15:00, Tuesday to Sunday
Closed on Mondays
Full: €3, Reduced: €2
The Archaeological Museum of Kea is located in the capital of the island Ioulida. Build to mainly house the findings of previous excavations, the antiquities that were collected from the Ceos antiquarian Konstantinos Manthos and excavation finds from prehistoric settlements in Kefalas and Agia Irini, and later housed the ancient surface investigations conducted in the decade 1980 and finally, the incidental findings.
It is a two storey building, without particular characteristics, dominated by the many windows along the halls of the two floors. On the ground floor are the service areas of the guest (ticket office, shop visual material and WC) as well as the maintenance workshop and warehouses. The report develops in two floors, starting chronologically from the second floor to the Prehistoric Collection (3300 - 1100 BC) and continues on the first floor, with the Collection of Historical Times (7os cent. BC - 2nd c. AD).
The recapitulation of the Archaeological Museum of Kea, presented in a modern and inventive way the old exhibits, and given the opportunity to present important findings to date had not been exposed, such as large clay female statues from the prehistoric settlement of Agia Irini (15th century . BC) and the reconstruction effort of the pediments of the Temple of Athena in Karthaia (500-490 BC).
The walls, display cases and pedestals report objects, have color in shades of blue. The internal lighting of display cases in conjunction with the natural Cycladic diffused light through the windows, it gives an excellent result.
The exhibition is accompanied with visual material, tables and maps that will help the visitor to understand the history of ancient Kea.
1. Prehistoric Collection - second floor, 2. Collection of Historical Times - First floor